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: “All Rise!”

“All Rise!” Ephesians 1:3-14. Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. July 15, 2018. Sermon manuscript here — but this needs to be heard, not read!

Sermon: “Keep it Wholly”

“Keep it Wholly,” Deuteronomy 5:12-15. Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. July 1, 2018. Sermon manuscript here.

Sermon: “Caught in Our Own Net on the Border”

“Caught in Our Own Net on the Border,” Psalms 9:15-20, 10:1-12. Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time. June 24, 2018. Sermon manuscript here.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Be in the Wrong Place at the Right Time”

“Be in the Wrong Place at the Right Time,” Mark 4:30-32. Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time. June 17, 2018. Sermon manuscript here.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “We Must Be Out of Our Minds”

“We Must Be Out of Our Minds,” 1 Samuel 8:4-20, Mark 3:20-35. Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. June 10, 2018.


Sermon: “Readers of the Lost Ark”

“Readers of the Lost Ark,” 1 Samuel 4:12-22. Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time. June 3, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

Trinity peeps and friends at “Being Your Best at Any Age” senior health workshop, May 31, 2018!

Presented by Community Alliance for Healthy Aging (Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), Redeemer Lutheran Church (ELCA), and New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church).

Trinity peeps at oNE OKC, May 19, 2018!

Sermon: “Amen, Amen, Amen”

“Amen, Amen, Amen.” Psalm 29. Trinity Sunday, May 27, 2018.

— Pastor Mize

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