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HISTORY

History of Abington Presbyterian Church

Founded in 1714, Abington Presbyterian Church is the third oldest Presbyterian Church in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Seventy hearty pioneers banded together in a primitive settlement to worship God.

Abington Church gave rise to ten Presbyterian churches in the area, among them Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown, Carmel Presbyterian Church in Glenside and Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church.

The program and ministries of the Church and its involvement in the community make “Old Abington Church” as much a force today as it was in its early years.

Abington Presbyterian Church Senior Pastors

  • Malachi Jones
    1714 – 1729
  • Richard Treat D. D.
    1731 – 1778
  • William M. Tennent D. D.
    1781 – 1810
  • William Dunlap
    1812 – 1818
  • Robert Steel D. D.
    1819 – 1862
  • J. L. Withrow D. D.
    1863 – 1868
  • Samuel T. Lowrie D. D.
    1869 – 1874
  • L. W. Eckard D. D.
    1874 – 1891
  • L. S. Fulmer
    1892 – 1894
  • John R. Henderson
    1895 – 1899
  • Wm. Scott Nevin
    1900 – 1903
  • James W. Williams
    1904 – 1918
  • Harry H. Bird D. D.
    1918 – 1926
  • Roland B. Lutz D. D.
    1928 – 1950
  • John MaGill D. D.
    1951 – 1967
  • William J Evans D. D.
    1968 – 1973
  • Robert M. Hoag
    1975 – 1989
  • Edmund S. P. Jones D. D.
    1991 – 1996
  • Brent J. Eelman D. Min.
    2001 – 2014
  • Kirby Lawrence-Hill D. Min.
    2015 –
  • Samuel T. Lowrie D. D.
    1869 – 1874