History of the First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore, Oklahoma

 On June 29, 1890, a meeting was held by Rev. William J. Moffatt, a missionary connected with the Chickasaw Presbytery, Synod of Indian Territory.  At that meeting four people expressed their desire to be organized into a Presbyterian Church, under the government of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.  Their request was granted.  The first pastor, Rev. Lawrence Young, was supplied by the Home Mission Board and services were held in the old King College which stood in the middle of the block at the corner of Broadway and Washington Streets, and in the McCoy Theatre.  During the first year more than thirty members came into the church. 

 In the year 1903 a committee was formed to procure a better location for the church with a view to moving the building.  The site upon which the church now stands was purchased, the church building was moved and re-modeled and a manse was built next to the church.  In the fall of 1916, the church building was razed and by October of 1917 the new building was ready for occupancy.  It was built at a cost of Sixty Thousand dollars.  It is the present building.  It is of the Modernized Gothic style of architecture and the main sanctuary has a seating capacity of six hundred.