about

Who we are

Join us on a journey from steeple to steeple as we bring you stories that connect you to community, engage your mind, and inspire your spirit.

Together, we will visit churches and travel the U.S. and beyond to learn about people, history, architecture, art, and so much more.

At Americana Steeples, we produce and curate content that sparks your curiosity and nourishes your heart, mind, and spirit.

OUR CORE VALUES

Integrity

Deriving from Latin, integrity is an inner sense of wholeness, marked by honesty and consistency. In practice, this means there is a consistency in our moral and ethical “wholeness” – words and deeds – whether someone meets us online, in a store, or in church.

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Excellence

We are committed to being our best and to a pursuit of life-long learning and growth. We believe in the power of words and will strive to use ours with care and purpose.

Fellowship

We are building a community for the purpose of sharing mutual interests, companionship, and personal growth. Our guiding principle for fellowship can be found in Philippians 2:1-4 as we imitate the humility of Christ.

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Respect

The value of respect applies to all those around us – not just in our circles of fellowship. Jesus taught that “Love your neighbor as yourself” is one of the greatest commandments.

The visionary

Teresa Lamsam of Americana Steeples

Teresa Trumbly Lamsam, Ph.D., Founder

Teresa Lamsam, Ph.D., a professor emeritus, started Americana Steeples as a retirement project to keep her connected to the intellectually curious across the world. Her vision started with a subject inspired by her Christian faith – the history and architecture of church buildings. Along the journey, her vision expanded into the creation of a lifestyle magazine dedicated to those who pursue spiritual, intellectual, and personal growth.

So many ways

to join our fellowship

We’re all about producing and promoting worthy, educational content for the web and social media, but we can’t do it without your partnership.

We’ve already made connections with many of you, and we’ve seen fellowship and friendships develop through our network. Help us keep that going and growing!

Hover over a flip box, below, to see just some of the ways you can make that happen and sign up for our newsletter to get the latest news and updates:

Engage

Follow us on social media and engage (like, comment, share) with our content. We want to build fellowship around our stories.

Help us connect

One of our goals is to share other good content on the web – so we are looking for bloggers  to promote through Americana Steeples. Let us know who we should check out!

Share stories & ideas

Let us help you share your story. Do you have a fascinating church history to share or an inspirational personal story – we’ll help you develop ideas and write stories.