Hear Dr. Hugh Thomson Kerr Preach

Archival Recording of a Sermon Preached by Shadyside’s Fifth Pastor

Rev. Dr. Hugh Thomson Kerr, fifth pastor of Shadyside Presbyterian Church from 1913-1945Dr. Hugh Thomson Kerr served as fifth pastor of Shadyside Presbyterian Church from 1913 to 1945.  This recording is a sermon delivered on June 20, 1948, at the Mt. Lebanon Methodist Church by Dr. Kerr, who was then retired.  The transcription was made on twelve 78 RPM lacquer disks, which were carefully preserved by the late Reverend George Fulton and his widow, Mrs. Kathleen Fulton.  Mrs. Fulton recently arranged for Steve Zelenko, the church’s sound engineer, to transfer this audio treasure to a digital copy.  A generous bequest from Rev. Fulton’s estate supported Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s long-time radio ministry, broadcasting Sunday at Shadyside on multiple stations, including KDKA-AM and KQV-AM.  Presently, the Fulton bequest makes possible the church’s streaming webcast available during worship on Sunday mornings at www.shadysidepres.org/live.  We are grateful for the faithfulness and stewardship of the Fulton family, and we hope you will enjoy hearing this only-known recording of Dr. Kerr’s voice.