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HISTORY

Trinity Presbyterian Church is a new church for Owasso & the region. It began as a prayer group in living rooms in 1997. Many who traveled to Tulsa for worship wanted a church in Owasso where people could “come as they are” without pretense, a church 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 2010 -- five years after RiverOaks Presbyterian Church (PCA) was planted in South Tulsa -- Pastor Ricky Jones lead a remnant of this core to “do something about it”. An incoate core group began to form in Owasso. Long-time Owasso residents like Brenda and Jason Sheffield, Nathan and Amanda Weber were among the leaders of this new work. Beginning in the spring of 2010 Ricky and Beau Berman traveled from South Tulsa to preach and administer the sacraments to the Owasso core once a month for evening worship at Freedom Church. 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 Pastor Blake Altman was called by the pastoral search committee and the North Texas Presbytery to move from Princeton, NJ 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 on Easter Sunday. In June 2012, Trinity moved it’s services from Sunday evening 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, Trinity invested into portable trailers and equipment to worship back to the Owasso Sixth Grade Center, this time using the gym for worship. The area formerly used as our worship venue in 2011 is now the greeting area for our junior high and high school students.

Today Trinity ministers in concert with CPC (1951), RiverOaks PCA (2005), Ethos PCA (2013), and Iglesia Reformada Pacto de Gracia PCA (2015) to promote spiritual, social and cultural renewal throughout the region.

Trinity is a new church, but Trinity is not new in the structure of 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 Christian tradition by its subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith. Trinity is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America and a full member of the Acts 29 Network.