Get to Know Us

Lincroft Presbyterian Church (LPC) is a small, living church. It is welcoming to all – traditional, contemporary, non-churched and all – there is a place here for you. Our pastor is adept at opening hearts and dialogue. Joys and concerns are shared within a family atmosphere. Christ’s love and teaching and support are for all individuals and families. The Deacons are busy care-givers. The church is deeply active with social issues of the community and world. 

LPC, an Earth Care Congregation, supports environmental programs, as well as Family Promise of Monmouth County and the Community Outreach Group/Calico Cat Thrift Shop, which provides food and social assistance services to needy area families. It has held vigils, jazz services, concerts, specialty workshops, chili cook-offs, and a variety of other fun and inspiring events. In addition to fellowship, we have a men’s discussion group,  a Presbyterian Women’s group, a women’s book group, and a church choir.  And there are events for such activities as kayaking, Blue Claws baseball, progressive dinners, and more.

When you are looking for “something” to fill a meaningful part of your life – or just a day – come and join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Check out the warm, welcoming, inclusive experience we offer,

LPC is physically accessible and provides enhanced sound loop-technology.

Our Pastor

Reverend Diane R. Ford came to Lincroft Presbyterian Church in June of 2015 from Sacramento, California, where she served as co-pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Sacramento for the previous six years. Diane worked with members of the Grace Presbyterian Church to institute a program called “Farm to Every Fork” to bring a CalFresh (food stamp) booth to a local farmers’ market. Diane is also a professional musician and has led music and worship in many settings, styles and denominations. She graduated from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, with a Masters of Divinity focused on the Old Testament and a Masters of Sacred Theology focused on Historical Jesus and Christology.  

Our Pastor

Reverend Diane R. Ford came to Lincroft Presbyterian Church in June 2015 from Sacramento, California, where she served as co-pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Sacramento for the previous six years. Diane worked with members of the Grace Presbyterian Church to institute a program called “Farm to Every Fork” to bring a CalFresh (food stamp) booth to a local farmers’ market. Diane is also a professional musician and has led music and worship in many settings, styles and denominations. She graduated from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, with a Masters of Divinity focused on the Old Testament and a Masters of Sacred Theology focused on Historical Jesus and Christology.  

Visit Us

Join us Sundays for worship. Check our calendar for upcoming events and activities, our small groups and opportunities to volunteer and support community groups. 

270 Everett Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

(732) 741-8921

What to Expect

LPC is a church committed to fulfilling The Gospel’s promise, to show our humanity, mercy, love, and compassion, and to serve the community. Your presence is welcome here – young or old, churched or unchurched, LGBTQIA+, single, married or divorced, widowed, separated, a lapsed, traditional or contemporary worshiper – you have a place with us. Join us at one of our Sunday services or come to a community activity to learn more.

And, don’t worry, you will be welcomed but not singled out.

What Happens at Sunday Service?

Sunday worship services start at 10:00 AM. When you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the service, a greeter will show you into our sanctuary. As an Earth Care Congregation, we print a limited number of bulletins and suggest you join our e-newsletter list to receive monthly updates on all our programs. The online bulletin includes the order of worship, the church calendar for the coming month, concerns of the congregation, and opportunities for you to participate in the programs and ministries of the church.

What happens after the service?

After service we often gather for fellowship and coffee hour (based on current health guidelines!). Join us to get to know more about our programs and activities.

How should I dress?

Come as you are and be comfortable. We have a warm sanctuary and fans in the summertime.

Where should I sit?

Seats are open to all. If you require assistance please ask our greeters for any needs. We also offer the loop hearing assistance either through hearing aids or with a headset. For the visually impaired we suggest front row seating for the best lighting and access to our large wall screen.

Where do I take the kids?

Children are always welcome in worship and we offer childcare down the hall in our nursery and youth room.

Why Our Members Choose LPC

Hear what congregants say about the LPC family and experience…

Jane
I’m with LPC because this is where opportunity is available for me to stretch myself as God’s Anointed Work-In-Progress.  For ...
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Jane
Retired, COG Emergency Assistance Coordinator, Lunch Break Volunteer
I’m with LPC because this is where opportunity is available for me to stretch myself as God’s Anointed Work-In-Progress.  For the capacity for Love I thought I had - God gave me more. For the capacity of Talents I thought I was already given - God swung open the door.  With other attributes like Faith, Forbearance and Forgiveness - Yep - God gave those in abundance for sure. The stories I can tell you. I am never alone in this journey. I have support from Jesus and my LPC Family.
Jane
Jane
Retired, COG Emergency Assistance Coordinator, Lunch Break Volunteer
Susan
I love that LPC is a warm, caring, Spirit-filled congregation. I have relationships here that help me grow and be a better person. In my ...
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Susan
Security Systems Engineer, retired
I love that LPC is a warm, caring, Spirit-filled congregation. I have relationships here that help me grow and be a better person. In my free time, I enjoy gardening, yoga, kayaking, hiking, fiber arts, and traveling. And fishing!
Susan
Susan
Security Systems Engineer, retired
Kevin
The services at LPC help me to grow closer to God. God's word encourages me to serve others. I have many opportunities to serve alongside ...
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Kevin
Quality Assurance Engineer
The services at LPC help me to grow closer to God. God's word encourages me to serve others. I have many opportunities to serve alongside people with kind and loving hearts. In my free time, I like to travel, hike and camp.
Kevin
Kevin
Quality Assurance Engineer
Jill
LPC continually supports me in my journey to being a better disciple of Christ. I enjoy participating in many of the small groups. It is ...
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Jill
Middle School Teacher, retired
LPC continually supports me in my journey to being a better disciple of Christ. I enjoy participating in many of the small groups. It is a great joy to serve with others so deeply dedicated to improving the lives of others. In my free time, I love to golf, fish, camp, hike and kayak with my family and friends.
Jill
Jill
Middle School Teacher, retired
Frank
I love that LPC has services that convey biblical messages in the context of today's world. I enjoy the music program and their community service ...
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Frank
CPA, Retired
I love that LPC has services that convey biblical messages in the context of today's world. I enjoy the music program and their community service orientation. LPC is a family of caring, lovely people.
Frank
Frank
CPA, Retired
Judy
LPC gave our family a foundation of faith that guides us as we navigate daily life and the journey.  Regardless of where our now-grown children ...
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Judy
PR & Marketing Pro
LPC gave our family a foundation of faith that guides us as we navigate daily life and the journey.  Regardless of where our now-grown children travel, they know their faith home is here at LPC and their church family and God will be at their side for all life’s challenges.
Judy
Judy
PR & Marketing Pro
Sarah
Our church provides a home for each of us to share God's love with one another and our community. I appreciate our weekly worship services ...
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Sarah
Educational Researcher and IT Manager
Our church provides a home for each of us to share God's love with one another and our community. I appreciate our weekly worship services with shared personal prayers, followed by coffee fellowship. I appreciate opportunities the church provides to serve (especially through Family Promise and making prayer shawls with our "Fiber of Faith" group). And I appreciate opportunities to personally share and grow together in our Christian faith.
Sarah
Sarah
Educational Researcher and IT Manager
Joanne
What I love about LPC - the wonderful support of people - a "village of care." I love the choir and music program. I feel ...
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Joanne
Retired HR Professional
What I love about LPC - the wonderful support of people - a "village of care." I love the choir and music program. I feel needed and appreciated here. I love horses, dogs, kayaking, entertaining and crafting.
Joanne
Joanne
Retired HR Professional

Get Involved

LPC’s groups offer ways to get involved in making a difference in our community and the world. We fund a backpack school supply program, a Christmas giving tree, hold beach clean-up days, and much more. Get involved and be the change you wish to see – we’re here to make it happen together.