Meet the Pastor

Dr. M. Bruce Irwin has received the following education:

  1. BA, Westminster College, New Wilmington PA
  2. M. Div., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh PA (emphasis on Greek Exegesis and Preaching)
  3. D. Min, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh PA (Doctoral Dissertation: “Ministering to Families Who Have Experienced the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome”.)
  4. Interim Ministry Training, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond VA
  5. Judicatory Executive Training, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond VA

While still in Seminary, Dr Irwin served at the following churches:

  1. Fifth Avenue Presbytery Church, Pittsburgh: young adult ministry
  2. Highland Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh: community research
  3. East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh: PTS mentor Dr. Charles Robshaw
  4. Bethel Park Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh: youth & drama
  5. Bay Presbyterian Church, Bay Village OH: lead of summer multi-staff youth ministry

Dr. Irwin was ordained by the Pittsburgh Association of the United Church of Christ (UCC). He has served as Pastor of ten congregations during his ministry:

  1.  Trinity UCC, Hanover PA
  2.  Salem UCC, Jacobus PA
  3.  Church of the Good Shepherd UCC, Boyertown PA
  4.  First Congregational UCC, Palm City FL
  5.  Second Congregational UCC, Grand Rapids MI
  6.  United Christian Parish [PC-USA, UCC, ELCA, DOC], Reston VA
  7.  Emmanuel UCC, Allentown PA
  8.  Penn Central Conference of 194 churches [UCC], PA
  9.  First Congregational UCC, Port St. Lucie FL
  10.  Glades Presbyterian Church [PC-USA], Boca Raton FL
Glades Presbyterian Church