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North Liberty Presbyterian Church

A Brief History
In the winter of 1879 and 1880 The Rev. C. Sylvins of Jackson Center, of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, held evangelistic services in the school house at North Liberty. The meetings were well attended and largely through his influence it was decided to make an effort to organize a church. A petition was signed and approved and presbytery appointed a committee of The Revs. Robert B. Walker, D.D., Samuel Williams, James
H. Marshal
and Elder H .H .Vincent to meet the petitioners and if the way be clear to organize a church. They met in the school house in North Liberty on June 21, 1890. A church was organized with 74 charter members. About one-third of the members came from the mother
church of Plain Grove, and others from Centerville (now Slippery Rock) and Center Churches.


The sermon was preached on the day the church was organized by The Rev. Samuel Williams. His text was Matthew 5:14: "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on
a hill cannot be hid." Of the 74 charter members of the church only 16 were members when the church observed her 25th anniversary on July 21, 1905. During the first 25 years the church was first linked with Centerville in a pastoral charge with the Rev. J.H. Wright as the first pastor. The Rev. J.L. Cotton served the church a little over four years before the North Liberty Church and the church at Plain Grove became a joint charge



North Liberty Presbyterian Church, submitted by Corinne Gustafson

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List of the Churches in Grove City area today


Read what the History of Mercer County, 1888 says about the North Liberty Presbyterian Church

Adeline Drennen celebrates her 100th birthday

Oct. 8, 2000 She's the oldest living member of the church. Click to enlarge photo

Map and Driving Directions to the North Liberty Presbyterian Church, at 2516 Butler Pike, Grove City 

Churches in the 

Grove City area in 

the 1800s



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