NPC’s history shows that while the mission of the church stays the same, its institutional life is always changing. The National Presbyterian Church was named in 1947. It grew out of a merger between two downtown DC churches: First Presbyterian Church on Capitol Hill (founded 1795) and the Church of the Covenant in Dupont Circle (founded 1885). In the late 1960’s, NPC moved to its present location.
For a detailed account of the fascinating history and heritage of this church, click here.
To further explore the history of our church and its connection to the life of our city, click here for the NPC Library and Archives.
Facets of Faith
Seeing the Light through the Stained Glass Windows of National Presbyterian Church
In October 1967 President Dwight D. Eisenhower laid the foundation for the new sanctuary where worship is enhanced by 53 faceted abstract windows from Willet Studio--one of the largest collections of this modern technique--and a dozen older traditional windows from Tiffany and Booth Studios.
Please visit the Moehrle Bookstore downstairs in the main church building to purchase Facets of Faith or click below.