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1013 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104
United States


The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

A Visual History of SeaPres Church Planting

A Visual History of SeaPres Church Planting

Seattle Presbytery

For prettier visuals, download the power point file here

Special thanks to Dr. Robert Welsh M.D., and Rev. James Kearny of Capital Hill Pres. for their work on the underlying chronology of events.

 Please send any corrections and feedback to Aaron Willett.

Corrections (to be added to the slides at a later date): 

  • The Second Presbyterian Church of Seattle (now Bethany Presbyterian Church) was founded in 1888, not 1887.
  • There was no “Woodland” in 1888.
  • “Lakewood” was located on 51st St in the Rainier Valley.
  • Grace PC did not combine with Cherry St to become Madrona in 1953. Grace was closed in 1953 due to lack of funds. The congregation shrank until it could not sustain itself. Grace closed in 1953. Its 31 members transferred to Madrona and the proceeds from sale of its property were used to renovate the Madrona manse, but there was no merger.