Our Mission.


Amity Presbyterian Church confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and as the center of all that we are and all that we do. Our purpose is to be a vibrant, active witness to God's love for the world in Jesus Christ in the heart of Charlotte, NC, in the 21st century. Our desire is to discover what God is doing in our community and then join God in ministry to others in the name of Christ.

Mission in Action:
As the Church gathered by the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we seek:

  • To be relevant to the culture in which we live, especially in the surrounding community.
  • To be an embodied testimony to Christ in our approach to ministry to people of all ages, races, and socio-economic status.
  • To be open to being transformed by Christ from a religious organization into the living Body of Christ willing to be creative in order to care for each other as well as to reach out to others in need.

Empowered and transformed by The Spirit of Christ, we share a life together of discovery, innovation, service, love and faith.


The original church was a log structure sixteen by twenty-four feet, erected in 1882.


The land for the new church was donated by R. Boston Wallace to the Session on August 23, 1882 to be in trust to them only for use and enjoyment for such society or congregation of the Presbyterian Church as shall be hereafter organized for the purpose of worshiping and said ceremonies.

Amity was chosen as the name, since the meaning of amity is love and friendship. Reverend G. D. Parks was called as the first pastor.

Click here to read the history of this long-time Charlotte church.


Our Church Staff


Adrian Boyd
Church Secretary


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Ken DeBoer
Director of Music

Sharon DeBoer


Tina Emmons

Financial Assistant


Sara Stickley

Preschool Director

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Betsy Williamson

Betsy became pastor at Amity on September 1, 2010. She is a native Charlottean, who graduated from East Mecklenburg High School and grew up at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Betsy's first career was in public school education. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University. She began her career as a high school Spanish teacher in Durham and Union counties. After 8 years of teaching, she moved to the central office of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, where she worked in a variety of roles until her retirement. Betsy received her Master of Divinity in 2000 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  She previously served as associate pastor of Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church.