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Religion in Meadville

There are approximately 34 churches found with an actual address of Meadville, PA which cover all faiths (according to a list from the Meadville Chamber of Commerce). Some of the various churches include: Evangelical - Jehovah's Witnesses - Methodist - Episcopal - Baptist - Luthern - Catholic - Presbyterian


Church History in Meadville PA


  • The first ministers to preach within the bounds of Crawford County were the Rev. Elisha McCurdy and Rev. Joseph Stockton in 1799.


  • In 1800 the first organized church in Meadville was the Presbyterian Church on 890 Liberty Street. The Rev Joseph Stockton at age 21, served at the first permanent minister in the town.


  • While the church was being erected services were held in homes and public buildings such as the courthouse.


  • The Presbyterian Church was open to all religious groups and often called the “Brick Church.” This building could seat approximately 500 people making it one of the most outstanding buildings in this part of Pennsylvania.



In 1825 other denominations were being established.



  • 1825 Unitarian Universalist Church at 346 Chestnut Street. This church was designed to resemble a Greek Revival structure. A donor of financial support was an eminent Greek Scholar.


  • 1842 St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at 1070 Park Avenue. This was known as the German Reformed Church of Meadville.


  • 1849 St. Agatha’s Roman Catholic Church at 1025 South Main Street. This was the first Roman Catholic church in town. It was of German descent. In 1866, St. Agatha’s School was built, which later became known as Seton School.


  • 1850 Bethel A.M.E. Church at 961 Liberty Street. This was known as the Bethel African Methodist Church. It was started with five charter members.


  • 1862 St. Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church at 383 Arch Street. The congregation was of Irish descent.


Bicentennial Edition of the Meadville Tribune. Meadville, PA: Group Printing.


Meadville Area Churches


Meadville Alliance Church 660 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-724-7865

Trinity Lutheran Church 649 Park Ave, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-2654

St John Baptist Church 792 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-2965

Calvary Baptist Christian Acad 543 Randolph St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-724-6606

Grace United Methodist Church 828 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-724-6312

Church Of Jesus Christ-Lds Park Ave Ext, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-5064

Wayland Baptist Church Rr 1, Meadville, PA 16335 814-337-8552

Blooming Valley United Meth Meadville, PA 16335 814-724-1274

Park Congregational Church Washington St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-724-2619

First Baptist Church Hollis Rd, Meadville, PA 16335 814-337-0678

North Meadville Church-Christ Route 19, Meadville, PA 16335 814-337-2232

Kingdom Hall Route 98, Meadville, PA 16335 814-337-5188

Jesus Living Witnesses Temple N Main St Ext, Meadville, PA 16335 814-337-9115

Denny Chapel Rr 8, Meadville, PA 16335 814-337-2480

Reorganized Chr-Jesus Christ Harmonsburg Rd, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-2252

Wesleyan Methodist Church 836 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-5990

Jewish Community Ctr Study 379 Park Ave, Meadville, PA 16335 814-333-9527

United Faith Fellowship 615 Randolph St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-4124

Christ Episcopal Church 870 Diamond Park, Meadville, PA 16335 814-724-7389

Unitarian Church 346 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-724-8959

First Baptist Church 353 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-724-3384

Christian Science Society 423 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-333-1412

Bethel Ame Church 961 Liberty St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-4431

St Brigid Church 383 Arch St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-4459

First Assembly Of God 719 Washington St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-3701

Wadsworth Ave Evangelical 339 Wadsworth Ave, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-3281

St Agatha's Rectory 353 Pine St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-1112

St Paul's United Church-Christ 1070 Park Ave, Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-5188

St Mary's Church 1085 Water St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-333-6161

Church Of The Nazarene 851 Washington St, Meadville, PA 16335 814-333-9637

Emmanuel United Church-Christ 30 Park Ave, Meadville, PA 16335 814-333-1331

First Christian Church 503 N Main Street Meadville, PA 16335 814-336-3540

First Church Of God 740 N Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 814-724-5074

Bible Baptist Church 1247 Livermore Rd, Meadville, PA 16335 814-333-4645





Special Programs in the local churches.


First Presbyterian Church 890 Liberty Street Meadville, PA 16335



  • Love, INC.(In the Name of Christ): As a Christian operation, Love, INC. works with public and private sector organizations to provide basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture, housing, transportation, and financial aid. First Church provides aid to the community through referrals from Love, INC.


  • Habitat for Humanity: Provides low cost housing for qualifying families. First Church provides financial support for the building of new homes for Habitat in Crawford County. Many members are involved as board members of Habitat and in the actual construction of the new homes.


  • Stephen Ministry: Individual church members receive specialized training to assist other members in dealing with difficult life circumstances. If you know of someone who has experienced a loss, is facing a crisis in his/her life, or needs a listening presence as he/she struggles with life challenges.


  • Meadville Area Free Clinic: The clinic provides free health services to those who have found it difficult, if not impossible, to obtain medical insurance. The deacons have extended themselves in support of this important community service as a form of ministry outreach.







First Christian Church 503 N Main St. Meadville, PA 16335


Seasons of the Heart Ministries is for any women desiring a place to nourish others or to be nourished spiritually. It provides ways for women to connect to various ministries.


Our Purpose

  • To bring the full flavor of Christ to the lives of women.
  • Seasoning hearts for Christ through bible study and prayer.
  • Savoring our relationships through fellowship and events.
  • Serving acts of compassion through our church and community by outreach and service ministries.






Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St. Meadville, PA 16335




On Line Study Courses


  • Stone Church is very serious about Christian Education. In addition to our in-house courses, we are pleased to provide links to the following on-line courses that members, friends and visitors may pursue in the privacy of their homes through links to other web based educational services.







Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville, 346 Chestnut St Meadville, Pa 16335


  • Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. Our concern for the planet and the biological web we coexist with encourages us to learn more about it and the threats imposed upon by our society.


  • United for a Fair Economy is a national, independent, nonpartisan organization that puts a spotlight on the damaging consequences of growing economic inequality. It provides popular education resources, work with grassroots organizations, conduct research, and support creative and legislative action to build a social movement that demands a fair economy.


  • Learn about Plugging Your Home Into "Green Power"? This National Wildlife Federation link gives some good background on purchasing "green" power. It also includes an interesting link where you can determine your own energy "footprint".



Comments (1)

Anonymous said

at 12:51 am on Nov 13, 2006

I think your page is done nicely--the pictures are beautiful. I like how you gave the history of the church groups in Meadville as well as the current ones and I especially like that you included the service organizations like Habitat for Humanity. Good work!
Marie Winter

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