Ordered Ministry Leaders

Church Leadership

We are a PCUSA member congregation within the Central Florida Presbytery and the Synod of South Atlantic. WSPC is governed by the Session (Council) with active Deacon and Trustee Boards.

Pastor/Teaching Elder

Reverend Erika Rembert Smith

Clerk of Session

Michelle Tice

Ruling Elders
List of Elders

Deacon Board
Deacon Board

Trustee Board
List of Trustees

Church Staff

Our staff is always available from 9:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Feel free to contact
us at 407-295-4741 or via wspcusa@yahoo.com Following is a list of our staff:

Pastor/Teaching Elder

Reverend Erika Rembert Smith

Lay Minister

Commissioned Ruling Elder Agatha Wheeler


Vivian Youngblood

Interim Treasurer

Ralphetta Aker


Cicily Youngblood, Gospel Choir
Naritha Thompson, HimSingers
Alvin Giles Jr., Youth Choir

Choir Directors

Linda Browning, Gospel Choir
Antoinette Giles, Youth Choir

Connect With Us

  • † Sunday School...............................9:30 a.m.
  • † Sunday Morning Worship..........11:00 a.m.
  • † Tuesday Bible Study....................6:30 p.m.
  • † Wednesday Bible Study.............12:00 p.m.

Church History

The Washington Shores Presbyterian Church is an outgrowth of a collaborated effort of Orange County Presbyterian Churches of the Saint John Presbytery, and the Washington Shores community. It was a dream of the Presbytery to one day establish an all-black Presbyterian church in the Washington Shores neighborhood.

In April, 1955 the St. John Presbytery set aside $3000.00 dollars for the establishment of a black Presbyterian church. In October, 1956 the Presbytery Home Mission committee, employed a black minister named Ernest A. Jupiter to serves as an organizer. Reverend Jupiter came to Orlando from Napoleonville, Louisiana. He was a graduate of Leland College, Baton Rouge, LA and Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA. Reverend Jupiter was married to Del Alexa, a graduate of Spellman College and Atlanta University. They were the parents of 3 children, Ernest, Carolyn and Lolita. The Jupiters resided at 3406 Spaulding Road. Rev. Jupiter was short in stature but long in intellect. He had a stern facial expression but an affable personality. He began his work reaching out to people in the neighborhood. As he met people he would teach about the Presbyterian faith and invite them to come and experience Sunday services. Often times Sunday services were held under the Minister’s carport or at Jones High School.
On January 8, 1957, Reverend Jupiter was examined by the St. John Presbytery and transferred from the Congregational Christian Church and enrolled in the Presbytery with the power of an Evangelist. June 4, 1957, the St. John Presbytery instructed the Home Mission committee to sign the donation contract so that the Washington Shores Mission could receive $24,000.00 from the Negro Work Fund through the Board of Extension.

On October 8, 1957, Reverend Ernest A. Jupiter presented a petition from the Washington Shores Mission with 45 signatures requesting that they be constituted as a church in the area. A commission was organized, Sunday November 10, 1957, and church service was conducted by Reverend Oswald Delgado. Forty-five members were received by letter and by profession of faith and baptism. Reverend Jupiter administered the sacrament of baptism to fourteen infants.

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Upcoming Events



Fitness and Nutrition

Join us for a Fitness and Nutrition Fair from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The event will feature low impact exercise and nutrition by Sandra Murray Gultry, nutritionist/dietician.




Vacation Bible School

Kickoff the summer with VBS from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., daily. Come out and let the Word and the fellowship ignite within you a spark that can change the world.




Annual Church Cookout

Join us for food, fellowship and fun at our annual church cookout.
Additional details coming soon.


Contact Us

Washington Shores Presbyterian Church

3600 Rogers Drive, Orlando, FL 32805

Tel: 407-295-4741

Email: wspcusa@yahoo.com

Important Times

Sunday School..........................9:30 a.m.

Sunday Morning Worship.....11:00 a.m.

Tuesday Bible Class.................6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Bible Study.......12:00 p.m.