Trinity Presbyterian Church, OKC

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Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Oklahoma City has a rich legacy, especially in the area of race relations and in the work for racial justice.
The church building at 2301 NE 23rd was built in 1945 as Creston Hills Presbyterian Church. By the late 1950s, white flight, as a reaction to school desegregation, had decimated the congregation.
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at Trinity Presbyterian Church! (h/t UCC)
Meanwhile, an all-black church, Bethany Presbyterian at NE 3 and Geary Avenue — land now under the on-ramp to Interstate 235 just east of Deep Deuce — was struggling because African-Americans were moving north. Bethany had recently merged with Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church.
Both Bethany and Creston Hills were struggling amid upheaval in their neighborhoods. Creston Hills wanted to move or disband. The Washita Presbytery, precursor to the present Indian Nations Presbytery, considered it but ultimately rejected the idea.
In 1960, under the close hand of the presbytery, the churches came together in a merger to become the first formally integrated church in Oklahoma, Bethany-Creston Hills Presbyterian Church. The next year, it took a new name, Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Trinity pastors and lay people have always been active in race relations and efforts, formal and informal, to bring people together in the name of Jesus Christ.


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Sermon: “The Terrible Swift Sword of God’s Grace”

“The Terrible Swift Sword of God’s Grace,” Galatians 6:7-18. July 7, 2019, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Independence Daze”

“Independence Daze,” Galatians 5:1, 13-25. Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 30, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “New Neithers & More Nors”

“New Neithers & More Nors,” Galatians 3:23-29, June 23, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Church Slogan: ‘Let Us Suffer With You’ “

“Church Slogan: ‘Let Us Suffer With You,’ ” John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5. Trinity Sunday, June 16, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Have You Heard the One About …”

“Have You Heard the One About …” Acts 2:1-21. Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Surprise Ending”

“Surprise Ending,” Revelation 22:21. Seventh Sunday of Easter, June 2, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Rapture in Reverse”

“Rapture in Reverse,” Rev. 21:10, 22-16, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 26, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize


“IMMEDIATE SEATING,” Revelation 19:6-9, 21:1-6. Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 19, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “What a Marvelous Mixed Multitude!”

“What a Marvelous Mixed Multitude!” Revelation 7:7-19, Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

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