Located in the high desert of west central New Mexico, Magdalena Community Church is a place where Christians can worship as part of a loving and caring congregation.   We may be small in number but we are dedicated to serving Magdalena and the surrounding community.

We share a pastor with our sister church, the First Presbyterian Church in Socorro, New Mexico, located about 25 miles east of Magdalena.  This arrangement has enabled both congregations to secure pastoral leadership.  It has endured for over eighty years.

Pastor Terry Buckman is a Commissioned Lay Pastor who accepted our call in 2019. Previously he served a church in La Jara, Colorado.

We are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).



Founded in 1907, we continue to use our original building for worship and outreach.  The sanctuary was built in 1907.  A basement fellowship hall was added in the 1930s.  A brick addition built in the 1950s created a second fellowship hall and Sunday School classroom area.


The mission of the Magdalena Community Church is to provide for its congregation an environment of spiritual life, worship, spiritual growth, unity, and governance in accordance with the teaching of the Bible and to provide for its community a place where people can find rest, hope, and support.

It is the mission of each member to commit to the support of the local church both physically and spiritually.  Their offerings and gifts support the needy and the pastor/leader.  Each member is to take seriously his/her responsibility to grow spiritually, study and live by the Biblical principles of the New Covenant – to be the means by which others may receive the Good News of salvation and be brought into the family of God.




Worship services are on Sunday morning at 11:30am.  Services are normally held in our century old sanctuary.  We believe in praising the Lord with hearty voices.  We also believe that the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is to be open to all who wish to partake.



Congregants are invited to a fellowship hour before worship.  Members bring brunch items to share.  The church provides coffee, tea, and water.  The conversations range from what to expect during the worship service to the weather to current concerns in the community,



Our adult Bible study is a lively discussion of the Bible and how we see God at work in the world today.  All are encouraged to participate.  We are presently working through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.



We may be small but we are mighty prayer warriors.  The ladies prayer circle meets twice a month to pray for people in our community and friends around the world.  A list of prayer concerns is e-mailed to those who may not be able to attend.