Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church has been a church home for generations of Princetonians for the last 175 years.

 

African American Roots

Betsey Stockton (c. 1798–1865) was an African American educator and missionary born into slavery in Princeton, NJ. She gained her freedom at 20 and travelled to Hawaii, Canada and Philadelphia teaching and serving as a nurse. She moved back to Princeton in 1835 and spent the rest of her life enriching the lives of the members of the local African American community. There is a window memorialized to her in the church.

History 

A Church for the Future

Photo Credit: ms.akr

Photo Credit: ms.akr

Designated Pastor

  Witherspoon St. Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ is seeking to call a Designated Pastor to be an enthusiastic leader and teacher to motivate our congregation to grow in faith; to lead us in developing long-term strategies for church growth and financial stability; to build on our rich legacy to remain on the forefront as a change agent on social justice issues. If you are interested and have been previously ordained, please send letter of inquiry to wspcpnc2016@gmail.com for more information.

 

Our Mission ›

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

AGAINST ALL ODDS: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF PAUL ROBESON - The Trenton Museum Society in collaboration with the Paul Robeson House of Princeton and the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County, is hosting Against All Odds: Inspired by the life of Paul Robeson, an art and history exhibit at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park, Trenton.  Denyse Leslie and other Robeson House Management Committee members have planned an exciting and informative series of cultural and educational events inspired by the life achievements of Paul Robeson - his passionate commitment to social, economic, and racial justice worldwide.  Witherspoon members and friends are invited to the exhibit and events.  The exhibit will remain through September 11.