Founded in the year 1555 by John Knox and John Calvin

This Major Sect is 464 years old.

The churches in this Major Sect are rooted in the works of John Calvin and John Knox Presbyterian churches are governed by presbyters (from the Greek word of elders) from the local congregation. The five main points of Calvin are: human impotence, unconditional predestination, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and final perseverance. The Westminster Confession of Faith written between 1643 and 1648 is the doctrinal standard of Presbyterianism.