About Us

Rejoicing in a Risen Savior – Serving a Living Lord – Awaiting a Coming King

Mission

St. Stephen’s mission is to imitate Christ in everything we do.

History

St. Stephen’s has been a witness to Christ in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh for over 120 years. It began as a mission of Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside. It has a beautiful old-fashioned sanctuary built in 1903 and a large parish hall with classrooms, a dining room, and a library. Over the years the surrounding community has gone through many changes, and St. Stephen’s continues to offer the love of Jesus to all who seek a better life.

St. Stephen’s is the local Episcopal church for the following communities and neighborhoods: Edgewood, Swissvale, Churchill, Wilkinsburg, Regent Square, and Point Breeze. We welcome visitors from those neighborhoods and beyond.

Our PriestRev. Chuck Esposito

Meet our Priest, Rev. Chuck Esposito. Rev. Esposito, or as we call him, Father Chuck, began his ministry with us on Sunday, February 3, 2019. On Sunday, June 2, 2024 we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Father Chuck’s Ordination to the Priesthood. He has been at St. Stephen’s for 5 of those 25 years. Click here to read Father Chuck’s letter to the congregation.

Rev. Chuck Esposito

The link below is Rev. Esposito’s brief biography.

Rev. Chuck Esposito biography 2019-02-21

Please continue to pray for all of us. God is good and bigger than all of us. We trust in Him to teach us, lead us and shepherd us in His ways, revealing His truth to us. Grace and peace to us all.

Father Chuck’s installation as St. Stephen’s Priest, with Bishop Dorsey McConnell, on Sunday, March 31, 2019. A Baptism, Consecration and Confirmation also took place on this eventful day. Glory to God.

Hugo McKinley Laufer’s Baptism with Mom, Jamie McKinley & Dad, Yanai Laufer. Jamie’s mom is Kathy Mulligan

London Thompson’s Baptism with her Mom Tracy Ann Thompson  & Godmother Tachelle Johnson

Passing of the Peace during Worship Service

Jerome carries the cross on Palm Sunday as the congregation processes to the front door.

Baptism during Bishop Ketlen’s visit
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
Bishop Ketlen confirms new members