Lancaster Church Opening Includes Wedding and Baptisms
Church Opening Includes Wedding and Baptisms
Story by Tamyra Horst / Photos by Ray Hartwell
Five years after a small group began meeting as a church plant, the Lancaster Hispanic 2 church in Lancaster, Pa., celebrated their first Sabbath in their new facility with a wedding and a baptism—and by welcoming nearly a dozen new members. Ray Hartwell, conference president; and his wife, Jeanne, associate ministerial director; Will Peterson, vice president of mission and administration; Gabriel Montalvo, Hispanic Ministries coordinator; and Juan Lopez, retired Hispanic Ministries coordinator, with his wife, Daisy, joined the packed church for this special worship service.
The new building will allow the church to continue growing. It will also enable them to better serve their community.
Pastor Feleidi Garcias and church leaders are working on setting up a food bank and center for other necessities. Members will also handout literature and invite the community to their evangelistic events. “We know that God is in control, and that He will lead us in all our plans,” shares Garcias.