liberti church east

liberti seeks to live, speak and serve as the very presence of Christ Philadelphia, PA
liberti church east
liberti church east
liberti church east
liberti church east
liberti church east

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2424 E York St
Suite 122
Philadelphia, PA 19125



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Who We Are

Our Name and Purpose

“liberti” is a Latin word for “freed people.” Calling our church "liberti" identifies us with the history of the city of Philadelphia, and also names us as a people who are experiencing the deepest longing of the human spirit: liberation from sin and death, which Christ provides. In John chapter 8 Jesus says, "If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." Jesus frees us from our sins and from ourselves, so that instead of living selfishly, we are liberated to love God and love others.

liberti church east seeks to live, speak and serve as the very presence of Christ in the neighborhoods of Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Kensington and Port Richmond - known historically as part of Philadelphia's "River Wards," north of Center City along the Delaware River.

About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Spirit-filled, Young, Young families, Lots of kids, Neighborhood-focused, Creative

Community Service, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Missions, Nursery, Food Pantry, Faith and Work

Traditional Hymns, Passionate Reverent, Indie, Contemporary, Singer-Songwriter

Presbyterian (PCA)



Our Services

What are services like?
We hope you come to visit us at liberti church. We love to welcome visitors! If you have any questions about liberti, you could ask one of our greeters or a member of the pastoral staff on a Sunday morning. Our website lists many ways that you can connect to what is happening at this church, and you can also request personal follow up via email through our website, or even sign up for our weekly email. 

 On Sundays, Child Care is offered at our 9 a.m. service. Kids may be signed in prior to the service, and you can return for them during communion, when they rejoin the congregation. The Service lasts about 90 minutes. Our bulletin should help you follow along, and we try to clearly explain everything that happens along the way. You’re also invited to stick around after the service for coffee, and we hope you’ll give some of us a chance to introduce ourselves and get to know you.

What is the community like?
Welcoming, vibrant, encouraging.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Many at liberti on any given Sunday would not consider themselves Christian or are not sure what the believe. We make no apologies for rooting our worship services in an orthodox expression of the historic Christian faith, but we do also strive to make our worship entirely comprehensible to the non-Christian, from beginning to end. We often say that liberti is a place where Christians can consistently expect to be comforted and challenged by the gospel of Christ, and where the non-Christian next to them can also "dip their toe in the water" of the Christian faith as they explore and investigate.

Leadership View all

Steve Huber

Steve Huber

Steve Huber hails from the village of New Bedford in western Pa which is officially in the middle of nowhere. Steve became mesmerized by both the opportunity and needs of city life while in Chicago at Wheaton College, which he graduated from in 1992. He met his wife, Christine, while they were both employed at Bethanna Children’s home in Southampton, PA. Since 1993, Steve and Christine have lived in or just outside the city of Philadelphia. Steve graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1997 and moved to the Fairmount neighborhood to begin liberti church in the summer of 2002. He's a founding pastor of the liberti churches along with Geoff Bradford and is the human reason the name is spelled wrong (the latin way). Steve and Christine and their three children live in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia and Steve serves as the lead pastor of libert church east. Steve likes to read a lot, wishes his mountain bike had better shocks, and has been experimenting with different kinds of facial hair for the better part of 25 years. The liberti network now consists of 5 churches, plus a new 6th church in the works in Collingswood, NJ.

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