evangelical We believe that Jesus Christ, who is God incarnate, is the only way of salvation and that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. More on evangelicalism.
a large church On average, we number over 1,900 people based on weekly attendance.
a church of small groups To make our large church feel smaller, we have over 100 small group communities in which we live out Jesus’ command to love God, neighbor, and one another.
a city church 61% of those who attend Park Street live within 7 miles of the church—in other words, in the cities of Boston, Somerville, Cambridge, Allston, Brighton and Brookline. That said, we have folks that commute in from points as far away as NH and RI.
a university church 38% of those who attend our church are students.
an international church On an average Sunday, those who attend our church represent some 59 nations!
a historic church Founded in 1809, Park Street historic “firsts” have included: “America” (“My Country ‘Tis of Thee”) was first sung here in 1831; William Lloyd Garrison delivered his first major public address in Boston against slavery here; the Boston chapter of the NAACP was founded here; among others. More on our history.
a youthful church Although Park Street Church was founded in 1809, in demographic terms we are a young church: 49% of our attendees are in their 20s, and 20% are in their 30s.
a family-friendly church We have a large and growing number of families (married couples, with or without children, and single parents) who comprise about 28% of our population. Children and youth contribute to our worship through the Youth, Children’s and Cherub Choirs.
a missions-oriented church World missions has been a notable characteristic of Park Street Church since it was founded. In the last sixty years alone, we have sent out over 300 full-time missionaries. Approximately 40% of our budget goes towards missions. We continue to give, send, go, and especially, pray.