June 11, 1936 – Presbyterian Church of North America

J. Gresham Machen was a professor of New Testament at Princeton who felt that, even though the university was a Presbyterian institution, the governing body United Presbyterian Church had become too liberal. In Philadelphia, PA on June 11, 1936 he and others broke away from the UPC and formed the Presbyterian Church of North America. In 1938 they would rename themselves the Orthodox Presbyterian Church as they are known today. This is a picture of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in San Francisco.