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"Repent the Kingdom of heaven is near."
One Hundred and Thirty Years of Praise & Worship!

““But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”” Matthew 16:15-16

Berean Presbyterian 130th Anniversay!


Berean Presbyterian celebrates one hundred and thirty years of worship and service! What a tremendous landmark and opportunity to praise God for his faithfulness. As Berean looks back at the legacy which has been established by the congregations led by the likes of the Reverends Anderson, Rankin, Gloucester, Cooper and a list of other dedicated servants, it does so with great pride and a sense of accomplishment. We realize that we are standing on the strong shoulders of leaders and people of God who walk by faith. As we look back with an anticipated of what lies ahead, we realize that the journey is not completed. God has much more work for us to do, for the harvest is plentiful and laborers are few.


Rev. Matthew Anderson Founder
1848 - 1928

Founding Pastor of the Berean Presbyterian Church, 1880, organizer of Berean Savings and Loan (Bank) 1888 and the Berean Institute (School) 1889. Born January 25, 1848 in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, Rev. Anderson was a man of great faith and vision, imbues with physical, mental and emotional strength. In 1880, Rev. Anderson would also marry the former Caroline Still -Wiley (1849 - 1919) who was pioneering medical doctor and educator. Her father, also a founding church member was William Still (1821 - 1902) the famed abolitionist, educator and author of the book, "The Underground Railroad." The final resting place for these and many other African American luminaries of the Greater Philadelphia area is at history Eden Cemetery, America's oldest African American public burial ground established in 1902 and located at 1434 Springfield Road in Collingsdale, Pennsylvania.

Michael J. Evans Pastor
2007 - Present

Reverend Michael James Evans is a native of Pittsburgh, PA., and the proud father of three children, two daughters and a son. He is a 2002 Master of Divinity graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He was a student from the University of Pittsburgh with a double major in psychology & philosophy, and has a Bachelor’s of Science from Geneva College, with an emphasis on Community Ministry.


Service @ Berean

Church Operation

    Devotional 9AM - 10AM
    Sunday School 9AM - 10AM
    Sunday Service 10AM - 12:30PM
    Fellowship 12:36PM - 2:00PM
    Following Worship in Anderson Hall
    Wednesdays 11AM & 6:40PM
    Fridays 11AM
    Held last Saturday of every month
    Wednesdays & Fridays 11AM
    Friday Evenings 6PM - 8PM
    Tuesday Evenings 6PM - 8PM

Weekly Meditation

Monday: My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give into them.
Proverbs 1:9-11 {read the rest

Tuesday: He shall say: “Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be faint hearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them.
Deuteronomy 20:2-4 {read the rest

Wednesday: Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
Luke 6:19-21 {read the rest

Thursday: That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.
Psalms 1:3 {read the rest

Friday: Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.
1 Thessalonians 3:9-11 {read the rest

Saturday: He said: “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
2 Samuel 22:1-3 {read the rest

Sunday: [1] Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, [2] but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
Psalm 1:1-3 {read the rest

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