Welcome to Swarthmore Presbyterian Church

Since its founding in 1896, Swarthmore Presbyterian Church has been an enduring and dynamic presence in the Swarthmore community. We have been blessed with a legacy of stable pastoral leadership and a congregation that upholds both independent thinking and deep, abiding values.  Here we equip ourselves to live faithfully and to share the gospel through service locally and globally.  Our congregants are generous of heart and ready to serve. Won’t you come and take a closer look?

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Welcome Rev. David Florence, Supply Associate Pastor for Christian Education

Rev. David Florence has joined the staff of Swarthmore Presbyterian Church as our Supply Associate Pastor for Christian Education. David’s duties at SPC include planning, developing and supervising our Christian education program and youth ministries, as well as providing worship leadership, counseling, and pastoral care. We are excited to welcome David into the SPC family!

David grew up in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley in a family of farmers, artists, carpenters, teachers, and entrepreneurs. His passion for the environment, liberal arts, social justice and Christian education has guided his vocational life. Ordained in 1988, David has served as a pastor, chaplain, and teacher in churches, camps and schools. David’s current interim call at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church is to work with developing the foundations for sustainable children, youth and family ministries. David believes that when the whole church sees itself as a growing entity, especially through education and mission, innovative ministries arise that meet people where they are today. His methodologies draw on holistic education, sustainability, and systems theory.

For more information about David, his family and interests, and the journey SPC took to find him, please click HERE.

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