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OUR VISION AT MIDDLETOWN CHURCH:
"TO KNOW JESUS AND MAKE HIM KNOWN."
Ministers:
The Congregation

Pastor:
Rev. Douglas McPheeters

273 S. Old Middletown Rd.
Media, PA  19063
610-565-4080

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    Our Core Values
    •        Jesus is Lord
    •        Vision empowers Mission
    •        Prayer is central
    •        Build Disciples who Worship, Grow and Serve
    •        Involve people in Mission using gifts and passions
    •        Work together as a Team
    •        Offer diversity of worship styles
    •        Live as Presbyterian and Reformed believers

    History
    Middletown Presbyterian Church is the oldest Presbyterian Church in
    Delaware County.  It dates back to the early 1720’s, when “dissenters”
    began meeting, probably first in homes, and then built a log church.
    George Whitfield, the evangelist of the First Great Awakening,
    preached here in 1741.

    John Tennant, son of the founder of the Log College, came as supply
    Pastor in 1729.  The first installed Pastor was the Rev. Robert Cathcart,
    who served from 1730-1740.  During his tenure, Dr. Isaac Watts
    presented the congregation with an inscribed copy of his hymns and
    Baxter’s Christian Directory.  

    In 1766, they built the stone church, whose walls still stand. A fire
    destroyed the interior in 1879, and it was rebuilt in the style of the
    times.  Until that time, there was a high pulpit, box pews, and the
    entrance was probably on the south side, facing present Old
    Middletown Road.

    In 1923 a new sanctuary was built. The original church was used for
    Sunday School. In the 1950’s, a Sunday School wing was added on the
    other side of the original church. In 1966, the sanctuary was doubled in
    size and the tower and administration wing were added.  A project to
    add an elevator and renovate office spaces and Fellowship Hall was
    completed in 2011.

    The graves in our cemetery go back to the very beginning of the
    church.  Among the notables buried there is Persifor Frazer, a Brigadier
    General in the Revolutionary War, and his wife, Mary Frazer.

    Middletown Presbyterian Church-History of Delaware County, PA
    By Henry Graham Ashmead (1884)


    Middletown Presbyterian Church 200th Anniversary (1920)
    and 225th Anniversary (1945) Commemmorative History