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OUR STORY & HISTORY

Trinity Presbyterian Church is a relatively new church for Owasso & the region. It began as a prayer group in living rooms in 1997.  Many who lived in Owasso and the surrounding area traveled to Tulsa for worship and wanted a church in Owasso where people could “come as they are” without pretense, an outward-facing church for the good of the city where the gospel was central. This prayerful core originated at Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) and gained some interest from reformed Baptist churches around town.

For ten years that interest coalesced into an Owasso small group out of Christ Presbyterian Church (CPC). Nothing formal was done to plant a new church. Then in the spring of 2010 – five years after RiverOaks Presbyterian Church (PCA) was planted in South Tulsa – Pastor Ricky Jones lead a remnant of this core to begin monthly worship services in Owasso. This inchoate core group met at Freedom Baptist Church on Sunday nights.  Long-time Owasso residents like Brenda and Jason Sheffield, Nathan and Amanda Weber were among the leaders of this new work.  About six months later Redeemer Owasso -- as it was first called -- began to meet weekly at the Owasso Sixth-Grade Center. During this time the group grew but lacked the resources to become more than a small satellite of RiverOaks Tulsa.  In the summer of 2011 the pastoral search committee called Pastor Blake Altman, a campus minister at Princeton University, to lead this congregation as their full-time pastor. In October 2011 the church took on its own identity as Trinity Presbyterian Church.

In November 2012, the elders moved the weekly worship service from the Sixth Grade Center to Presence Theater where we they built a stable core group and received their first members (42) on Easter Sunday. In June 2012, Trinity moved their worship service from the evenings to Sunday mornings at the Owasso YMCA where the membership grew. Seeking more room for families with children and finding no alternate venues to accommodate our growing church, in 2014 Trinity invested in portable trailers and equipment to worship in the gym of the Owasso Sixth Grade Center.   The area formerly used as our worship venue in 2011 is now the greeting area for our junior high and high school students. 

  • In 2015 Trinity planted Three Rivers Presbyterian Church with 11 families.
  • In 2016 Trinity moved their offices to Trinity House on Garnett.
  • In 2017 Trinity hired Rev. Scott Mitchell to be the Pastor of Community Formation.
  • In 2018 Trinity planted Hope Mission Church (PCA) Bartlesville with ten families. 
  • In 2018 Trinity purchased 15 acres of land at Memorial and 76th Street North. 

Today Trinity ministers in concert with CPC (1951), Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Tulsa (2004), RiverOaks PCA (2005), Ethos PCA (2013), Three Rivers PCA (2015), and Iglesia Reformada Pacto de Gracia PCA (2015). 

While Trinity is a relatively new church to the area, it is ancient in its beliefs. Trinity  wholeheartedly embraces the historic Christian faith expressed in the ecumenical creeds of the Church (e.g. the Apostle’s and Nicene Creeds). It is also committed to the historic Presbyterian form of the Church government by its subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith.  Trinity is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, a full member of the Acts 29 Network, and partners with Nine Marks and The Gospel Coalition.