The National Black Presbyterian Caucus, Pittsburgh Chapter, The Metro-Urban Institute of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and The Henry Highland Garnet Society will present “The Rich Heritage of African Americans in the Presbyterian Church” on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.
African Americans have been an integral part of the Presbyterian Church since 1807 with the founding of First African Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia by the Rev. John Gloucester. Leaders such as the Rev. Samuel Cornish, Dr. Edler Hawkins, Dr. LeRoy Patrick, Elder Thelma Adair as well as Pittsburgh legends including Dr. James Robinson, Dr. Henry Highland Garnet, Dr. Harold Tolliver and many others have made invaluable contributions to the denomination. However, in the age of “Diversity and Inclusion,” some of the rich heritage of African Americans have gotten lost. Come to remember the rich heritage of African Americans in the Presbyterian Church and be inspired for the future.
A $10 registration fee goes to support the National Black Presbyterian Caucus, Pittsburgh Chapter. Register and pay here or send checks to: National Black Presbyterian Caucus, Pittsburgh Chapter, Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.