Welcome

We would like to invite you to come and be a part of our family of faith! We are a group of people from all different backgrounds and walks of life who have decided to come together to care for one another and to worship Jesus Christ! Wherever you are in your journey of faith we have a place for you here.

So we invite you to come and connect with us. Bring your questions, explore our ministries for children, youth and adults, experience our worship and music, serve along with us in service & mission, receive support and encouragement through our care ministries, and above all, come experience the Love of God and the fellowship of the community of believers

Join us for Worship in-person or online!
5:00 pm Saturday (Contemporary)
9:30 am Sunday (Traditional)
10:30 am Sunday (Contemporary)

About Us

As a large church, you will find a great diversity of beliefs among our members and those who attend our church. However, as a Presbyterian church, we find the roots of our faith in the Reformed Tradition and we work out the details of our faith in connection with each other looking foremost to the authority of God’s Word to us revealed in scripture. Learn more.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we do have limited capacity for indoor, in-person worship. If you’d like to join us for worship in-person, we ask that you stop by pctr.org/reservations to save your seat.  We will also be broadcasting all of our regularly scheduled services LIVE on our Livestream channel and on Facebook. If you are unable to join us in-person, we encourage you join us online live at Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 9:30 am or Sunday 10:30 am.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy full participation at PCTR, but we also invite you to become a member of our family of faith. Joining in membership is a great opportunity to make known your commitment to the church and desire to be involved in the life of our congregation. Learn more.

Westminster Nursery School was established by the Session of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River in November 1951 with six pupils attending. WNS has grown into the oldest and largest church-related nursery school in the state of New Jersey. Learn more.

We’d be happy to speak with you to answer any questions you may have about PCTR. You’re welcome to call the church office at 732-349-1331 or email [email protected]. You’ll also find answers to some of the questions we hear more often here: FAQ.

Members of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River are ordinary followers of Jesus Christ committed to:

Knowing God

Growing Together

Living the Gospel

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YOUTH MINISTRY

Today, youth are busier than ever! They are involved in school, work, sports, clubs, and home. In the craziness of life, PCTR provides a home where you are accepted, loved and can be renewed to face the challenges of life.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Children are a vital part of our ministry at PCTR.  We take great joy in supporting your efforts as parents/guardians as you walk with your children on your family’s faith journey.

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ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

Our Adult Discipleship groups offer a place to ask faith questions and seek God’s guidance as we live both in this world and in God’s kingdom.

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MUSIC MINISTRY

PCTR’s vocal and bell choirs give members many opportunities to live out the command from Psalm 100, joining together to make a joyful noise to the Lord. No matter your age, musical ability, or schedule, there is a place for you in the music ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River.

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CARING MINISTRY

At PCTR, we are committed to caring for and loving the people the Lord brings to us. The foundation of our Caring Ministries is based on the unconditional and sacrificial love demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ which motivates us to share that kind of love with others.

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SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

PCTR strives to create an environment that is welcoming and safe for ALL of God’s children – regardless of special needs and disabilities. We seek to give these children access to the opportunities that other members of our church family enjoy. We also desire to be a support system and a haven for those who care for loved ones with special needs and disabilities.

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Lisa Johnson

I love this church. I personally like attending the Saturday night or Sunday morning contemporary services. I find them invigorating and motivating. I have been coming here on and off since I was a little girl but, never before have I felt so at home, and accepted as I do right now. In the past eight months, I have grown so much spiritually. I have gained so much insight and sense of peace knowing God and that there is a greater purpose for all mankind that I never knew existed! I love Pastor Robbie, his family, and our congregation. This is a great church. Come check us out! We are PCTR!

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Felice Carrero-Schmidt

I love this church! I have been a part of The Presbyterian Church of Toms River since 1997. It is a truly uplifting, supportive community of people. There are so many opportunities available for everyone to learn, grow, serve and come together in Christ in an environment that is comfortable and welcoming. Senior Pastor Robbie is leading the congregation to an even richer and deeper life of faith.

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Chuck Gregory

I have never felt more at ease at a place where I new only a few people. I was made to feel that I mattered and never was made to feel left out. I met a lot of really good people who value God like I do and want to show their thanks in the same ways.

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Jennifer Howe

Amazing pastor and people

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Joanann Rieger

Loving, kind, and welcoming to everyone. Also a wonderful ministry for children

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Suzanne Sammon
I LOVE this church!!  I feel so blessed here!!!
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Elizabeth Burak

I grew up in this Church and now I am and have been for years a Sunday school teacher. I think that the programs and services offered for children is Absolutely!! the best. The program geared to kids with special needs is heartwarming. The church, although large, feels like a family! I look forward to seeing all my kids that I have taught and other members and teachers every week. There is a warm, friendly, and inviting atmosphere. I also love the community services that our church provides. I will be teaching for many years to come to hopefully one day do even more with the children’s programs.

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Jonathan Sumner
Pastor Robbie delivers such a powerful and positive sermon each week. The evening is filled with love and joy for all who attend the service.😊

Join us for Worship

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Sermons

There are several reasons why you may want to listen to a particular sermon outside of the worship service. Maybe you were unable to join us for worship. Maybe God was using a particular message to reach you personally and you want to hear it again. Maybe you’ve not yet had the chance to join us in person, but you’re curious about us. Or maybe it’s something else entirely. Whatever the reason, we invite you listen to our weekly podcast.