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Where Men Defended

05. January 2015

Columns, Congregation of the Month,

  —Jeremy Nelson and Raymond Dymond

RPC of Wyoming Valley

Location: Forty Fort, Pa.

Organized: Joined RPCNA in 2011

Members: 7 communicant; 12 baptized

Pastor: Raymond Dymond


The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Wyoming Valley is located approximately halfway between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre in northeast Pennsylvania. We rent our church building from the United Presbyterian Church.

The Wyoming Valley encompasses a large urban river valley along the Susquehanna River and consists of the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, plus many smaller boroughs. Though we are in an urban area, we are close to the Pocono mountains and “endless” mountains both of which offer many vacation and outdoor activities. Access to three interstates puts travel to New York City and Philadelphia within a two-hour drive.

Our church considers the worship of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ to be the most important priority and function of our congregation. Each Lord’s Day there is a men’s prayer meeting at 10:15, followed by the morning worship service at 10:30. The Bible School begins at 11:45 with a class for adults and youth and a separate class for younger children. We gather for prayer meeting every other Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the church. On the first Sunday of each month there is a fellowship “brown bag” luncheon. We celebrate the Lord’s ...

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