On September 27, 2011, First Avenue Presbyterian Church (Evansville, IN) will celebrate its 143rd birthday.
First Avenue church began as a Sunday School mission church in 1868, on Second Avenue. It was chartered in Vincennes Presbytery on September 27, 1872, and has been located at First Avenue and Virginia Street ever since. Its pastor is the Rev. Gene Feagan.
The Sunday Worship on September 25, at 9:oo a.m. Central Time (10:00am Eastern), will commemorate the founding of the church, recalling many interesting moments in the long history of First Avenue Church, which continues to worship in the original sanctuary and sings hymns to the accompaniment of the original pipe organ, in continuous use since it was a gift to the congregation by the industrialist, Andrew Carnegie, in 1919.