St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
Late in the fall of 2008 several persons felt led to leave the Episcopal Church and form an Anglican Congregation in Oakmont. We found a gracious host in St. Paul Baptist Church who was willing for us to use their facilities for our worship services and fellowship. Our first Service of the Holy Eucharist was held February 22, 2009 with our Vicar, Father Lawrence Deihle, as the Celebrant. We numbered about 50 souls and were on our way as a new congregation of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh and the North American Anglican Province.
Late in 2010, we moved to the Riverview Community Action Corporation center, across the street from St. Paul Baptist Church, in order to have more flexibility with service times and fellowship. Our services are held at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday morning. Our numbers have grown to approximately 60 souls.
The congregation gained full Parish status at the 2010 Diocesan Convention which gives the representatives of St. John the Evangelist full participation in the life of the Church here in Southwestern Pennsylvania. St. John is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation.