Trinity’s first classes were held in the fall of 1976 with a small faculty and 17 students – none with sponsoring bishops – meeting in rented classrooms at a local college. Two years later, the seminary purchased an empty Presbyterian Church in Ambridge, PA and the abandoned supermarket across the street. These buildings were then converted into a campus. In 1990, Trinity purchased the land between the Church and the academic building, and broke ground for a student commons building.
Since then, Trinity has grown to nearly 250 students in our residential and online programs, and has expanded into 9 buildings, which offer eight state-of-the-art classrooms, one of which is a large amphitheater.
Historic Downtown Ambridge, Trinity Library as a Supermarket
Video courtesy of Alan Freed