Presbyterian Church of the Cross

"I started attending Meadowside Presbyterian Church because I could walk there.  Now this is MY church.  I enjoy the fellowship and listening to the choirs." 
-  Verdora Locklear

Our History


Presbyterian Church of the Cross
​is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA),

and within that is also a member of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic and Salem Presbytery.  Our church was formed by the merger on November 8, 1964 of two congregations, Bessemer Presbyterian Church and Meadowside Presbyterian Church.  This congregation was born largely from the good, proud and faith-filled working people of the "Mill Villages" of Cone Mills and surrounding farm community.  From this base, along with a strong belief in the presence of God among all people and faithful leadership, Church of the Cross has made a mark on the history of east Greensboro.

However, our history runs even deeper.  In 1888, our ancestor church was called Midway Presbyterian Church, located on what is now Rankin Mill Road "midway" between Buffalo Presbyterian Church and Bethel Presbyterian Church.  As this area began to change from rural to urban, old Midway moved to Bessemer Avenue in 1924 and adopted the name Bessemer Presbyterian Church. 

In post-WWII Greensboro in the early 1950's, a need was seen to establish another church about three miles north of Bessemer on O'Henry Boulevard and was named Meadowside Presbyterian Church. 

We are a faithful presence of the loving God here in the midst of an ever-changing, racially and culturally diverse neighborhood.  We strive to reach out and serve our neighbor, welcoming each as God would, with open arms and minds for everyone. Now, our membership includes people from all over Guilford County - young and old, working and retired people, married and single, diverse lifestyles, PhD's and GED's - and we welcome all who come to celebrate our common faith in Jesus Christ.