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April 7, 2017

--By Christopher D. George

Little did the elders and members of the Second United Presbyterian Church of Allegheny City, PA, know what they were getting themselves into during the summer of 1860. Being “destitute of a fixed Pastor,” a call was made for Rev. John Barr Clark, then a little-known minister in Canonsburg, PA, to lead the church and take “charge of our souls.” Soon after Rev. Clark accepted this...

July 13, 2012

From the Executive Director...

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has just concluded the meeting of the 220th General Assembly held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city of Pittsburgh has hosted many General Assemblies over the years but one of the most memorable occurred in 1958.

In May of 1958, two Presbyterian...

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