TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:
- Downtown pastors are thanking area development for congregation growth.
- Many in the area are drawn to the Cathedral District's architecture.
- The area pastors are meeting to discuss how to brand the district.
Pastors in downtown Tulsa said they are seeing a renewed spirit and growing congregations thanks to downtown development.
Those new to living downtown said they were drawn by the development and interesting architecture, especially in the Cathedral District.
First Presbyterian Church, Tulsa's oldest church, recently celebrated its 130th birthday.
Dr. Jim Miller has been with the church for nearly 25 years. He said the recent downtown growth is impacting nearby congregations.
New businesses are drawing people in, and several new apartment complexes are in the works.
Miller said more residents in the area could lead to more members for Cathedral District churches.
Many said they are hopeful that congregations carrying much of Tulsa’s history will continue to grow as the downtown area expands.
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