By Car

From the North and West

If traveling to Pittsburgh from New Castle, Ellwood City, Cranberry, or Wexford, take PA Turnpike (I-76) to Interchange #48 (Route 28). Follow signs to Route 28. Once on Route 28S, exit to the left onto the Highland Park Bridge. Proceed across the Highland Park Bridge. Get in the right lane on the bridge and come off on the Butler Street exit. Merge onto Highway 8. Turn left at the first light onto One Wild Place. It comes up very quickly. The road winds up the hill past the Pittsburgh Zoo (on the left) and makes a sharp hairpin turn to the right near the top. You'll see a "Stop Except for Right Turn" sign. At the next intersection, make a left onto Bunker Hill Street. At the top of the hill, make a right onto Highland Avenue. Proceed down Highland Avenue to the Seminary, located on the left, one and one half blocks past the first traffic light.

From the South

If traveling to Pittsburgh from Canonsburg, Waynesburg, or Washington, Pa., take Interstate 279N to Pittsburgh. Go through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and over the bridge, bearing to the right out of the tunnel. Follow Interstate 376E to the Forbes Avenue (Oakland) exit. Go down Forbes Avenue to the 10th traffic light, Bellefield Ave. (Approximately 1.0 mile.) Turn left. Then turn right at the next light onto Fifth Avenue. Proceed through 10 traffic signals. (Approximately 1.6 miles.) Turn left at the 10th light onto Highland Ave. and continue through seven traffic lights (approximately 1.3 miles) to the Seminary, located on the right. Enter the grounds at the drive beside the sign.

From the East

If traveling to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg, Indiana, Pa., Altoona, or Johnstown, take Route 22W to Monroeville. Follow signs to 376 West (Parkway East) to Pittsburgh. Exit off 376W to Route 8 at the Wilkinsburg Exit, #8B. Follow Penn Ave./Route 8 toward Wilkinsburg. Travel about 4 miles. Turn right at the stop light onto Highland Ave. The East Liberty Presbyterian Church will be on your left. Follow Highland Ave. past Peabody High School (on your left) to the Seminary, located on the right.

By Air

There are several transportation options to and from the airport with a wide price range. 

For the brave spirited and economical, the PAT Bus Airport Flyer (28X) is $5.50 (cash price) one way. It runs seven days a week every 30 minutes. Hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. The nearest stop to the Seminary is at Fifth and Craig in Oakland. From there take the 71B Highland Park Bus. Tell your driver you need to get off at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary which is across the street from the Obama Academy (formerly Peabody High School). Learn more about riding the 28X Airport Flyer.

For those who want their trip to be totally predictable, call Super Shuttle at 800-BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826) at least one day in advance to arrange for direct service to the Seminary. Reservation can be made online as well at You can also visit the Super Shuttle ticket counter at the airport and arrange to get on the next shuttle based on availability. The cost one-way for one person is about $30. 

For those who don't like any of those options just catch one of the many yellow cabs at the airport. This is the most expensive option. 

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Campus Map

PTS Campus Map Pennsylvania

1. Anderson Apartments
2. McMillan Apartments
3. Highlander Apartments
4. Samuel A. Fulton Memorial Apartments
5. Hicks Memorial Chapel
6. Auditorium Entrance, Lower Level
7. Clifford E. Barbour Library
8. John Knox Room
9. George A. Long Hall
10. Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology Entrance
11. Shakarian Campus Center Entrance
12. Dining Rooms (Kadel, Basfield, Starr, and Small)
13. John McNaugher Memorial Hall and Lounge
14. Calian Residence Hall

Full-size Campus Map (PDF)

Google map of the area around the Seminary

Bridging the Word and the World

Seeing God in the World through Short-term Mission

September 18, 2017

In the fall of 2014, my wife, TJ, encouraged me to look into going on a mission trip through Pittsburgh Seminary’s World Mission Initiative. I was apprehensive in the beginning because this was my first year in seminary and I had never been outside the United States or Canada. After looking at the different trips offered in the spring, I joined a group that regularly met over lunch to share about their relationships with folks that they met while in Southeast Asia on previous WMI mission trips. Through the stories I heard and the learned reality of God’s people in this land, I had to go for myself and witness [...]

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What a Church Planter Needs

July 21, 2017

This morning I had breakfast with a church-planter. Starting a new worshiping community is a different beast from pastoring an established congregation. To quote The Wizard of Oz, “Now that’s a horse of a different color.” “There has been vocational confusion, dark times,” my church-planting friend told me, now four years into this endeavor. Of course, I thought, there has to be vocational confusion and dark times. After all this pastor has had to wear more hats than I can imagine: visionary leader, construction foreman, preacher, worship leader, volunteer organizer, community developer, grant writer, meal planner, non-profit director, fundraiser, coffee-shop barista, spiritual director, cheerleader, landlord, entrepreneur, marketer, community events organizer, [...]

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