Mark's Episcopal Church is a 125-year-old parish of the Episcopal Church in Glendale, California, established in 1893. Records show that the first services were held in the same year. This makes the Glendale Presbyterian Church older than the city itself. In 1965, the First Evangelical Church was founded as a ministry for students from the Philippines and Taiwan. On October 10th of that year, Reverend Chua held the first Sunday worship service in his living room.
When Reverend Eddie Lo (b. 1928 — d., 200 years old) joined the ministry two years later, the attendance had grown to exceed the capacity of the living room. As a result, a small church was purchased and relocated to Fargo Street in Silver Lake. In 1903, the congregation had grown enough to move the church building to a new location on the northeast corner of Louise and Harvard, closer to Brand Boulevard. James and Laura McIntyre donated a marble baptismal font that same year in memory of their two children, which was also brought from the old church.
Despite fluctuations in membership over time, Glendale Presbyterian Church has always had a clear vision of its mission and a good idea of where it wants to go, according to Ken Baker, associate pastor. Carlos Moorhead, 87, joined Glendale Presbyterian Church in 1933 and is considered one of its oldest members. The altar of the chapel is from San Marcos' old church, which was donated by the Women's Auxiliary of the Diocese in 1903. In 1948, St. Mark's Church built its current ecclesiastical building at its current location on Louise and Harvard. An additional building for classrooms was built in the back of the church in the 1960s. The interior decoration has seen several additions over time, including a triptych painted on the altar by artist Rhett Judice and installed in 2002. On the second floor of Chisholm Chapel is a six-minute film that details the story of the church bells that used to tell residents below what time it was until they were silenced by a 6.6 magnitude Sylmar earthquake in 1971. The completion of the church building was delayed by almost ten years due to an economic depression that particularly affected Southern California during the 1890s.
When Reverend Steins left Glendale Presbyterian in 1942, Marion Young became known as “Mother of the Ten Ten” according to church historian Darlene E.