Campus Vision


We have begun an exciting journey to reimagine
the use of our church building
and the surrounding campus.



How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?   Little children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.  –1 John 3:17-18

First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem is shifting its missional focus to explore possible uses of our vast resources — the building and the wider campus — to meet our community’s critical housing needs.

Doing so will have significant, positive community impact, and it will also offer the church long-term financial sustainability to continue offering ministries of expansive welcome, cultivating spiritual nurture and community for all ages, and serving our most vulnerable neighbors.

As a result, we are working on two projects, the “Building Community” initiative
and the “Community Partnership” proposal:


The Creating Partnership project is focused on establishing a partnership with a
long-standing local nonprofit partner who will co-locate with the church in our existing facilities.  Adaptively re-using the South Building in this way will provide a consolidated location for our nonprofit partner to offer support services and housing security for the families.

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2344 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Contact Us:


Media Inquiries:

Carol Burns
Communications Manager
610-867-5865, ext. 238

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Senior Pastor/Head of Staff: The Rev. J.C. Austin
Associate Pastor for Justice and Community Impact:
The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton
Pastoral Associate for Formation and Compassion:
The Rev. Suzanne Trump
Director of Music Ministries: David Macbeth
Director of Church Administration: David Crook
Weekday Preschool Director: Tracy Leszcynski
Rentals/Facility Usage: Carol Burns
Facilities Maintenance Manager: Kevin Konczyk

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