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Welcome to the Pittsburgh Presbytery
Pittsburgh Presbytery serves the PC(USA) congregations in Allegheny County.

Our Foundational Principle

Our God is a missionary God; we are a missionary people. In response to God's call, through our congregations and staff, and by means of our money and other resources, we will turn out to the communities of Pittsburgh Presbytery in love, bearing fruit through evangelism, training disciples, serving with mission agencies, working for racial, social and economic justice and strengthening ecumenical bonds. Jesus told his followers:

"You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another." (John 15:16-17)

Our Mission

Pittsburgh Presbytery is a covenant community formed by the triune God,
called to share together in the ongoing life and ministry of Jesus Christ,
proclaiming and demonstrating the Gospel publicly in word and deed
in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our Staffing

Pittsburgh Presbytery staff "equips the saints for the work of ministry" in Christ's name by:

Click here for The Guide, a summary of ministry areas for which each staff person is responsible and their contact information.

Our History

An Incomplete History of Pittsburgh Presbytery: Created in Schism, Reborn in Unity written by Peter Gilmore, Elder at Sixth Presbyterian Church

The 2019 Leadership at Pittsburgh Presbytery:

Executive Committee Co-Chairs

Rev. Lance E. Chapman (Hamilton Presbyterian Church)
Rev. Carol Divens Roth (Member at Large)

Commission on Ministry Co-Chairs

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Ruby (Jefferson United Presbyterian Church)
Rev. Tara R. Thompson
(Southminster Presbyterian Church)

Commission on Preparation for Ministry

Chair: Rev. Dr. Robert E. Walkup (Baldwin United Presbyterian Church)
Vice Chair: Elder Peggy Bonfiglio (First United Presbyterian Church, Tarentum)

The Pittsburgh Presbytery Center is located at

901 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Feel free to contact us:

Tel: 412-323-1400
Fax: 412-323-2256
Click here for direct dial phone numbers for the presbytery staff.

Presbytery Office Hours:

8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Doors closed during lunch from 12:00-1:00 PM

Doors closed; the support staff will be in the office from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Click here for website comments, questions, and concerns.

Severe Winter Weather Policy

In the event of severe winter weather, the offices of Pittsburgh Presbytery will follow the schedule of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. In cases of delays, any meeting scheduled to begin before the staff arrives at the office (8:00 AM) will be canceled. For example, if there is a two hour delay, meetings scheduled before 10:00 AM will be canceled.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above severe winter weather policy only pertains to meetings at the presbytery center. FOR THE DECEMBER AND FERUARY PRESBYTERY MEETINGS, please check the website.

Pittsburgh Public School cancellations and delays are announced/posted on TV stations KDKA, WTAE & WPXI, and radio stations KDKA (AM 1020) & KQV (AM 1410)