Church History

The History of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel actually began in nearby Aspinwall.

On April 17, 1894, ten men and five women met to discuss the possibility of establishing a new Lutheran congregation in Aspinwall. The congregation was officially organized almost a year later, on April 15, 1895, by thirty charter members. The cornerstone for the first church, located on Center Avenue in Aspinwall, was laid on November 7 of that year, and Aspinwall Evangelical Lutheran Church was dedicated on June 14, 1896.

The lot of Powers Run Road was purchased January 12, 1970, and ground for the new church was broken in the summer of 1973. The first service in the newly renamed Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel was held less than a year later, on June 2, 1974 – Pentecost Sunday. In keeping with the symbolism, the church was dedicated on Reformation Sunday that October.

The following pastors have officially served the congregation. The congregation is in the process of selecting a new pastor following the retirement of Pastor Musser. In the meantime, Reverend Robert J. Newpher is serving as interim pastor.

Aspinwall Evangelical Lutheran Church - Exterior

Aspinwall Evangelical Lutheran Church – Exterior

Aspinwall Evangelical Lutheran Church - Interior

Aspinwall Evangelical Lutheran Church – Interior

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel - Ground Breaking

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel – Ground Breaking

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel – Old Entrance Without Narthex

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel – Old Entrance Without Narthex

History of Stained Glass Windows

These stained glass windows were designed by Pastor Robert Musser who served as pastor from 1978 to 2015.