Welcome to Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church!

WMPC is a small friendly family church. People of all ages and from many traditions come together to – worship – sing – laugh – break bread – share – study – hug – pray – play and much more. We welcome people like you!!!! One first time visitor called us “the kissing-hugging church.”

  • We live in Surf City – Manahawkin – Lanoka Harbor – Toms River – Barnegat – Whiting – High Bar Harbor – Little Egg Harbor – Waretown – Lakewood – and more.
  • We confess Jesus Christ as Lord of life and Head of the Church in the Presbyterian tradition (But our congregation is made up of people from many Christian traditions).
  • We listen to sermons about our personal needs such as “Why Are You Crying?” and “How is Your Life Journey Going?” and “Who Has Forsaken You?” and “What is Your Greatest Pain – What’s It Teaching You?”
  • We are full of music…. organ – piano – guitar – tambourine playing children – flute etc.
  • We have a long history and an historic building. Before becoming a church it was an opera hall and a town hall. Some say our old sanctuary ceiling is the most beautiful they have seen.
  • We have a growing collection of religion and art on display.
  • Take a walk on our Memorial Walk or in our flower garden.
  • Take a ride on our elevator… we are fully handicap accessible.
  • We help lots of people in crisis. Locally and internationally.
  • We are many occupations: architect – college professor – airline pilot – nurse – school teacher – school psychologist – computer consultant – corporate vice president – carpenter – airline flight attendant – real estate sales – company president – therapist – full time parents and more.
  • We eat and cook a lot…. spaghetti…. bagels…. cheesecake…. coffee…. etc.
  • We laugh a lot too! Come and join with us!!!!!!!