January 1952 – SAPC was established with 17 charter members under the leadership of Rev. Thomas Jenkins. The first building was located at 2806 Statesville Ave. Charlotte, NC. Rev. Jenkins retired in 1974.


April 1975 – SAPC called their 2nd pastor, Rev. Wilburn M. Sanders, Sr. The church moved into their second location in 1995 at the current location with 16 acres of land. Rev. Sanders retired in 1997.


August 1998 – SAPC called their 3rd pastor, Rev. Michael Robinson. Under his leadership, the church was actively involved RAIN, CHIP, a tutorial program and a contemporary worship service twice per month. Rev. Robinson served until 2010.


July 2013 - February 2019  - SAPC called their 4th pastor, Rev. Amantha L. Barbee. Under her leadership, the church has established a library, opened the Mission Building (a freestanding food pantry), established a liturgy team with major youth involvement, brought amazing musical talent to the church, new signage for the church, hosted public forums, social justice community nights, debates, created a branding logo, website, and social media pages.


our history

Seven years ago when I first became pastor, we had a hidden jewel of a church. Today, we are actively feeding 500+ families per month, we have an amazing vacation Bible school, we have top notch Christian educators, powerful, insightful, and thought-provoking Bible studies. We have had amazing music groups join us in worship and in concert. We also bring High Holy Days to life. We are a collection site for Disaster Relief and a community center for public events. Our annual health fair and fall festival is a grand gift to all. The only thing we are missing is you and your gifts.

​As I transition to a new call in Georgia I pray that you will continue to support this awesome ministry. Seek ways to use your voice through this amazing congregation. You are welcome here.


Thanks for the support that’s made it all possible!


Rev. Amantha L Barbee



SAPC, guided by the Holy Spirit, is called by God to teach and preach God's word, to create a climate for spiritual growth, to engage in mission outreach, and to promote peace and justice in the world

Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church (USA)

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SAPC exists not just for our members but for the community at large, as well. Come join us!


It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.