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: “Don’t Get Caught Naked Before the LORD”

“Don’t Get Caught Naked Before the LORD,” Luke 3:21-22. Baptism of the Lord. First Sunday After the Epiphany, January 13, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Christ’s Light: Bear It, Reflect It, Refract It”

“Christ’s Light: “Bear It, Reflect It, Refract It,” Matthew 2:1-12. Epiphany. January 6, 2019.

Sermon text here.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Zealots Get a Bad Rap”

“Zealots Get a Bad Rap,” Titus 2:11-15. Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Subversive Verses”

“Subversive Verses.” Luke 1:46-55. Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 23, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “This is Good News?”

“This is Good News?” Luke 3:7-18. Third Sunday of Advent. December 16, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Tender Mercies”

“Tender Mercies.” Luke 1:5-23, 57-80. Second Sunday of Advent, December 9, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “A Letter from Home”

“A Letter from Home,” 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13. First Sunday of Advent. December 2, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “The Royal Family”

“The Royal Family.” Revelation 1:4b-8. Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Christ the King Sunday. November 25, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Shine Like the Stars”

“Shine Like the Stars.” Daniel 12:1-3. Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. November 18, 2018.

— Pastor Richard Mize

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