Slippery Rock is one of the original churches in the area. The first meeting took place April 13, 1802 at the Allen Grist Mill at the mouth of the Slippery Rock Creek. The original church structure “log Church” was built towards the end of 1802, built on the hill near present building. The first pastor, Mr. Alexander Cook and the congregation Worshipped at the Log Church until 1825 when a frame building was erected. The framed building stood until 1863 when the present building was erected. Until 1835, it was customery to have one service with 2 sermons. Between sermons there was an one hour break when people would eat their lunch, discuss the sermon, talk about the topics of the day & perhaps take a smoke.
We can list the history of the church in Ellwood City, date the locations were built, list the pastors, so on and so on. However that is not really what we started this site for. We need MEMORIES. Funny stories, touching stories, you know, the good stuff. Stories like the time old mister whatzisname snored so loud the preacher had to stop the service, the kids growing up in the church, or the entire church coming together as one to help. If you have a story you would like to share about Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, please EMAIL us or click on the “comment” link at the bottom of this post.