About Us

Our History

Slate Ridge Presbyterian Church was formed in 1750 from the log church in the Barrens.

Over the years Slate Ridge has had strong leadership from 20 pastors deepening our members faith and commitment to community.

The original church was located in York County, PA being the first Presbyterian Church in Southern PA west of the Susquehanna River.

The current building is located in MD but only a few yards from the Mason Dixon Line.

In 2015 Slate Ridge was pleased to call Rev. Ken Osborne to serve as Pastor. 

Meet the Staff

Ken Osborne

Ken Osborne

Pastor

I have been privileged over the past 25 years to serve 9 different churches in 4 different Presbyteries and 2 different denominations. From my first call to my current call, I seem to have a passion to be with churches in transition.

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Linda Jarvis

Linda Jarvis

Secretary

Linda assumed the role of Secretary of Slate Ridge in January 2019 after retiring from a contracting position in the administrative field at the Aberdeen Proving Ground-Edgewood Area; her service as civilian and contractor totaled 45 years. Read More

Bobbi Johnson

Bobbi Johnson

Organist

Barbara Johnson has been privileged to serve as the Slate Ridge organist since 2006. She participated in the music ministry of our church as assistant organist/pianist for many years prior.
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Bobbie’s roots go very deep in Slate Ridge reaching back to her great grandfather, the Reverend A. Lewis Hyde, who served as pastor for 43 years.  Her parents and grandparents were active life long members of our congregation.  Bobbie was baptized here, grew up in the church, became a member 50 plus years ago, and was married to John in our sanctuary on a hot August day long before we had air conditioning.  John and Bobbie’s children along with 3 of their grandchildren were baptized here.
As organist Bobbie tried to include a mixture of classical, contemporary, and hymn based numbers in her weekly selections. She appreciates the training she received  from her teacher, our long time organist, Eleanor Thompson and makes regular use of music passed down to her from Eleanor’s repertoire.  Bobbie hopes that her music provides an uplifting and devotional accompaniment to our worship experience.

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Ken Osborne

Ken Osborne

Pastor

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Linda Jarvis

Linda Jarvis

Secretary

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