As a church blessed by God’s grace and for His glory, under the leadership of the Drs. Frank M. Barker, Jr. and Harry L. Reeder III, Briarwood has been “the Flagship Church” of the PCA and is continuing to become an “Epicenter Church” for the Kingdom of God.
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Frank M. Barker, Jr., agreed to help the Birmingham Presbytery start a church in Cahaba Heights.
JUNE 5, 1960
First worship service held in the Cahaba Heights Shopping Center.
SEPTEMBER 25, 1960
Briarwood Presbyterian Church officially chartered.
SEPTEMBER 29, 1963
First worship service in Highway 280 facility.
Briarwood Christian School organized.
Briarwood’s first World Missions Conference.
Birmingham Theological Seminary organized.
DECEMBER 4, 1973
First General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America [PCA] held at Briarwood Presbyterian Church.
Construction of Briarwood South (Highway 119).
First Worship Service at I-459/Acton Road location.
Election of pulpit committee to recommend new Senior Pastor to replace the Rev. Frank M. Barker, Jr., upon retirement.
Calling of Harry L. Reeder III as new Senior Pastor.
Debt of Acton Road facility retired.
Briarwood’s 50th Anniversary, The Year of Jubilee is celebrated
“For Coming Generations” campaign begun for youth and children’s expansion projects.
May 11, 2012
The Barn opens for Youth Ministries.
March 31, 2013
The Children’s Auditorium addition to the main campus opens.