About Me

Born and raised in Philadelphia, I am the pastor of Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church in Northeast Philadelphia.

I graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1996, served for five years at Roslyn Presbyterian Church in Abington Township in Pennsylvania.  I began serving at Rhawnhurst in September of 2001.

I first caught the Church History bug a few years before going to seminary through reading Christian History Magazine when my father subscribed.  While raised in the church, I became a Christian in 1985, just before my senior year of high school, and I was fascinated by what I was learning about following Jesus and about the past of the Christian Church.

My interest has became an important resource and tool over the years as I have wrestled with doing ministry in this new day in the Church, in what some call a post-Christian time, which is curiously looking more and more like the first century.  I have found a surer guide in the study of Christian History than many of the voices seeking to influence church practice today.

This blog is a place for me to do the work of guiding my ministry by a study of history, and a place for me to share my findings with others.

Selfie with one of my girls

Me and Becca, one of my girls, taken at Knoebel’s Grove in central PA

Some personal stuff:  I am married to the woman I began dating when I was 17 and she was 16, who I met in youth group.  We have four daughters from 10 to 18 years old (as of this posting).  I enjoy reading, birding, running and drinking coffee.

For the Glory of God,

Keith McClain

@revkamcclain;  revkamcclain@gmail.com

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