First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma: Stained Glass Window

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Information about First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma: Stained Glass Window

Published on March 6, 2014

Author: WilletHauser



An overview of Willet Hauser Architectural Glass' recent work at the First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa and The New Worship Center. The first Willet window designed for the church, The Light of the World, was installed in 1967. The most recent series of windows were dedicated in 2012.

First Presbyterian Church Tulsa, OKlahoma Stained Glass Windows Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

Stained glass windows designed for the First Presbyterian Church of photo album Tulsa • This and contains sample pages The New Worship Centerto get you started. • To add your own pages, click the Home tab, and then click New Slide.

OLD SANCTUARY NAVE Each of the nine nave windows focus on a central theme and feature symbols that recall related events in the life of Jesus Christ and His Church. They are located in the North and South sides of the Nave.

The iconography for the nave windows stems from the “I Ams” depicted in the existing Christ, the Light of the World window, installed in 1967.

Design for a nave window showing the quarried transom and lower panels.

Window 1- Birth of Christ I came forth from the Father and am Come into the World.

Window 2: Preparation for Christ’s Ministry I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Window 3: Christ’s Public Ministry I am the Light of the World.

Window 4: Christ’s Intimate Ministry I am the Eternal One.

Window 5: Christ’s Ministry of Miracles I am the Bread of Life and Healing.

Window 6: Christ’s focus on the various affirmations that He is the Messiah I am the Son of God.

Window 7: Passion Week I am Come that They Might Have Life.

Window 8: Resurrection and Ascension I am the Resurrection and the Life.

Window 9: Pentecost and the Ongoing Church I am the Vine, Ye are the Branches.

Rendering of Ornamental Nave Clerestories Located above Nave windows

Good Shepherd window Sanctuary, West Wall Adaptive reuse of pre-existing Good Shepherd window by Frederick J. Wiley, Paris & Wiley, New York. After a painting by Berhard Plockhorst 1825-1907

The New Worship Center

ATRIUM East Elevation

Transom Rose Window Atrium Courtyard, above entrance East Elevation

Pair of single lancet windows Atrium Tower East Elevation

ATRIUM South Elevation

Ornamental rose window Atrium Tower South Elevation

Ornamental Transom window with Rose Tracery Atrium Entrance South Elevation

ATRIUM North Elevation

Ornamental rose window Atrium Tower North Elevation

Ornamental Transom with Rose Tracery Atrium Entrance North Elevation


History of Presbyterianism in Tulsa Sanctuary East Elevation

History of Presbyterianism in Tulsa, detail

History of Presbyterianism in Tulsa, detail

History of Presbyterianism in Tulsa, detail

Tenets of Presbyterianism Three lancet Chancel window Sanctuary, South Elevation

Single lancet traceried windows Ornamental Sanctuary, South Elevation Two pairs, each located on either side of Chancel window

Creation rose window featuring the Six Days of Creation Sanctuary, North Elevation

Pair of ornamental single lancet traceried windows Sanctuary, North Elevation Flanking Creation rose window


MARK KHAISMAN (designed Old Sanctuary Nave windows) Mark Khaisman was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1958. He studied art and architecture at Moscow Architectural University. Following his graduation in 1981, Khaisman worked as an architect, artist and icon painter.   After coming to the United States Mr. Khaisman taught a brief course on icon painting at the Fleisher Art Memorial Art School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His career at Willet Stained Glass Studio began in 1991 after several sources, almost simultaneously, mentioned the studio to him.   Khaisman continues to live and work in Philadelphia as a stained glass designer for Willet Hauser Architectural Glass and as an exhibiting artist. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Samples of Khaisman’s artwork outside of stained glass, as well as a list of his exhibitions and awards, can be viewed at

KENNETH CROCKER (designed New Worship Center windows) Kenneth Crocker was born in England in 1934. He began his five-year stained glass apprenticeship with J. Whippell and Co, Exeter, England, on his fifteenth birthday. He worked under the tutelage of Arthur Erridge, George Cooper Abbs, and Frederick Cole, some of England’s finest stained glass artists of the day. The apprenticeship required work in the shop on all steps of the stained glass process for four days a week, and formal instruction at Exeter College of Art one day and two evenings a week. At the termination of his apprenticeship, he began drawing cartoons and designing.   In 1952 and 1955, he received the annual diploma of merit from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, the English guild of stained glass artisans; and in 1953 a scholarship (that is, a money grant awarded for excellence) from the same group. Kenneth was elected to the British Society of Master Glass Painters in March of 1961.   In 1962, Crocker came to the United States to work for Willet Studios. He left Willet in 1972 and established his own studio. He closed this operation and returned to England in 1991, where he re-established himself with Willet Studios as a free-lance designer. In 1996, he returned to the United States and continues designing fine stained glass for Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, the newly named organization combining Willet Studios and Hauser Art Glass.

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