Welcome to Banner Elk Presbyterian Church

Banner Elk Presbyterian Church

Banner Elk Presbyterian Church dates back to 1893 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Our 200 or so members comprise a congregation of varied backgrounds, experiences and from many different denominations. While our members range from conservative to liberal, we attempt to focus on what unites us and to learn from one another. We have a long history of hard-working, inclusive congregation out in the community helping others. We welcome all to join and serve with us!

Latest Updates
Join us for our weekly Sunday Worship 11 AM – in person or virtually.
– In person service with limited Attendance and safety protocols. Click here for worship details
– Live video streaming & recorded services on our YouTube Channel. Click here for Live Streaming details.
– Drive-In with FM audio broadcast in church parking lot. Tune to 106.7.
– Read about our current events & ministries in our monthly church newsletters.

Banner Elk Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Worship & Education
Our historic stone church building is a busy place for worship services, music, education, preschool, celebrations of life and community gatherings. Our Sunday morning worship is 11 AM. During the summer (June-September), we add a service at 8:30 AM since we have so many seasonal resident members. Sunday School is at 10 AM. Read about Worship, Education and Music.

Helping Hands
Our church has a long history for being a beacon of light and hope for our entire community. Members support our many missions and ministries with energy and offerings – throughout Avery County and beyond. Find many ways to help your neighbors locally and abroad while enjoying the fellowship of others. Learn more about our ministries.

Lees McRae College, Banner Elk

Banner Elk Presbyterian Church is located at 420 College Drive, on the beautiful campus of Lees-McRae College, surrounding by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our friendly, small town of Banner Elk is located near Grandfather Mountain, Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain.

We have a fascinating story. Rev. Edgar Tufts arrived in Banner Elk in the late 1800s as our minister and transformed the entire area. In addition to rallying the town to help building our stone church building in 1914, Rev Tufts was resourceful to meet other needs. He was responsible for founding Lees-McRae College, Grandfather Home for Children and Cannon Memorial Hospital. He was also instrumental in the formation of Avery County, establishing a bank, and even bringing electricity to town. Read our Church History.

We receive new members by profession of faith with baptism, reaffirmation of faith, or transfer of membership from another congregation. If you are a seasonal resident, you might want to consider becoming an Affiliate Member, keeping your primary membership in the church where you spend most of the year.

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Calling all people to a personal acceptance of and a growing relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.