A Protestant denomination based on the doctrines of John Calvin and governed by elders (presbyteros is the Greek word for “elder”). The Presbyterian Church was founded in Scotland, where it is the established church, supported by the government.
Note: The Presbyterian Church is strong in Northern Ireland, Canada, the United States, and other places where people of Scottish descent are found.
Living in the northern town of Mosul, Mazin's family has belonged to the local presbyterian church for at least six generations.
He was deeply religious, kept a Bible on his desk, and served on the board of deacons of the presbyterian church.
The presbyterian church of Piraquara is feeding police and journalists who still surround the nearby Tasso da Silveira school.