Lillington Presbyterian Church, Our Story


A vision, a dream, and the faith of eight women led to the formation of Lillington Presbyterian Church.  A small, faded note, found in papers belonging to Mrs. Ella Atkins, declared their intent to see a Presbyterian church in  Lillington. This undated note led to the purchase of the church site for thirty dollars.


Faithful men and women worked to raise the money needed for construction of the church. Plays and suppers were some of the fundraisers. So many ice cream socials and oyster stews were held that  people often said that Lillington Presbyterian Church was built on an island of oysters surrounded by an ocean of  cream. Those funds combined with the labors of so many saw the completion of a wooden church on a dirt street in Lillington in 1907.  The cornerstone reads 1907 but our church was not organized until 1910.

On May 10, 1910 there were forty-two charter members on roll. The majority of those members came from Summerville Presbyterian Church, our founding church. The first minister was called in 1911. We continue to be part of the Presbyterian USA denomination ( Come join us on a journey as we all enter to worship God within these walls and depart to serve the mission of Jesus Christ worldwide. A vision, a dream, and faith continue…


Rev. Barrett Payne