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OAC Philadelphia Branch - Established 1980

Philadelphia's skyline as viewed from the Schuylkill Expressway
Philadelphia's skyline

Philadelphia, "The City of Brotherly Love," is one of the oldest, most historic cities in the US. Philadelphia's economy is heavily based upon manufacturing, refining, food, and financial services. The city also has its own stock exchange and is home to several Fortune 500 companies. Philadelphia is one of the earliest examples of a planned city. Its rectilinear grid of streets´┐Żnow a commonplace feature of urban planning´┐Żwas its most noteworthy innovation. The city was founded and developed in 1682 by William Penn, a Quaker.

OAC has had a presence in Philadelphia since 1980, and our national offices are nearby in eastern Pennsylvania. Our staff and associates minister the gospel to children all over the city. They also proclaim the good news on downtown sidewalks and parks as well as bus stops and subway stations.

downtown Philadelphia, including city hall
Philadelphia is one of Americas' most historic cities.


  • 5,826,742 people in the Philadelphia metro area (US Census Bureau 2005 estimate)
  • 1.4 million people residing in the city of Philadelphia proper


  • 45% White
  • 43% African American
  • 6% Asian American
  • 6% from other races
  • 2% from two or more races
  • 10.5% of the population is Hispanic or Latino, who can be of any race.

  • The median age s 34 years.

OAC Philadelphia contact is Bob Ewerth:
Email: bob.ewerth@oaci.org
Phone: (215) 376-0165

OAC evangelist preaching to crowd at Temple University
OAC evangelist Bob Ewerth preaching to a crowd at Temple University