The land for the manse was donated to the church by Henry Bowers in 1717.While many might see this elegant home as more imposing than one would expect for a church manse, it is actually quite austere." Scott said he has heard few theological objections to the site since it launched in 2005.The architect who designed the current structure was Ralph Adams Cram, of Cram and Ferguson in Boston.First Presbyterian Church is a Christian community characterized by warmth and friendliness, by diversity, and by a strong commitment to mission and ministry.With roots dating back to 1843, First Presbyterian Church has ministered in this community for many generations.We are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and are a Christian fellowship with a heart for Jesus Christ and for people.
The balance of windows also contributed to the movement of salty air through the house, serving as a natural air conditioner.
Jesus’ words recorded in Mark commanded the disciples to go everywhere and preach the gospel to all creation.
For 180 years, Presbyterian World Mission has taken this mandate to heart.
Cram also designed Calvary Episcopal Church (1906) in neighboring Shadyside and Princeton University’s Chapel.
When Cram was hired by the Mellons to build the current East Liberty Presbyterian Church building, he was given absolute freedom to build the finest and most beautiful church to the glory of God that he could create.For further information review our MIF available on our website: