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Briarwood Presbyterian Church PCA - Birmingham, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 25.037 W 086° 45.599
16S E 522315 N 3697573
Quick Description: Briarwood Presbyterian Church PCA Historical Marker, Birmingham, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/3/2012 5:41:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMDN46
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Historical marker detailing the history of Briarwood Presbyterian Church. The marker is located on the left side of the plaza in front of the church's sanctuary. The marker was placed by the Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society.
Marker Name: Briarwood Presbyterian Church PCA

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
The Presbyterian Church U.S. began an effort in May 1960 to organize a new Presbyterian Church in the Cahaba Heights area. Rev. Frank M. Barker, Jr. was asked to begin the process and began contacting prospective members in a door to door campaign. Interest was so encouraging that space in a Cahaba Heights shopping center was leased. On June 15, 1960 services began and Briarwood Presbyterian Church was officially chartered September 25,1960. Rev. Barker was officially installed as the first pastor on October 23, 1960. The name was chosen because of the briars and woods that were prominent in the area. As the church grew and more space was needed the church moved in September 1963 to a new location on Highway 280. As the congregation and its programs grew, a new and larger facility was built on Altadena Road and dedicated on May 5, 1988. The church operates Briarwood Christian School and Birmingham Theological Seminary. Briarwood supports local, national, and international missions. In December 1973 representatives from 260 congregations that had withdrawn from the Presbyterian Church U.S. met at the Highway 280 location and formed what is now The Presbyterian Church in America, PCA.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2009

Marker Number: None

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