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 Lionized Lamb”

“The Lionized Lamb,” John 1:29-42. Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 19, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Brief remarks on the passing of my brother

Brief remarks on the passing of my brother, Carl L. Mize, Jr. Jan. 19, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Baptism: Duck Soup?”

“Baptism: Duck Soup?” Matthew 3:13-17, Baptism of the Lord, First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 12, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “The Wisdom of the Sages, the Courage of the Ages”

“The Wisdom of the Sages, the Courage of the Ages,” Sirach (Ecclesiasticus 24:1-10, Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21, Gospel of John 1:1-18, Second Sunday After Christmas, January 5, 2020.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Matthew 2:13-23”

Samuel McCann preaching in response to Matthew 2:13-23, First Sunday After Christmas Day, Dec. 29, 2019.

Samuel McCann grew up in the Presbyterian Church. The son of a pastor, he got the opportunity to experience the church in several different places, but he found his home in Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2016, then pursued a seminary education at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He now lives and works in Norman, OK, as he continues to discern God’s call on his life.

— Pastor Mize

Sermon: “Advent: For the Love of Joe”

“Advent: For the Love of Joe,” Matthew 1:18-25, Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 22, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Advent Joy: Not Even Fools Will Stumble”

“Advent Joy: Not Even Fools Will Stumble,” Isaiah 35, Nehemiah 9:21, Third Sunday of Advent, December 14, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Guest preacher Rev. Pam Normile: “A Journey Toward Hope”

“A Journey Toward Hope,” Isaiah 11:1-10, Second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 8, 2019, Rev. Pam Normile.

— Pastor Richard Mize

Sermon: “Advent: Wage Peace”

“Advent: Wage Peace,” Isaiah 2:1-5, First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1, 2019.

— Pastor Richard Mize

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