Our congregation originally was a mission work of the Presbytery of Philadelphia of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. We are “orthodox,” which means that our doctrine, our worship, and our form of government are regulated by God’s Word, which “is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy” the living and true God. Doctrinally, we are aligned with the Reformed creeds that were formulated in England and Scotland during the 17th century, such as the Westminster Confession of Faith, along with its Larger and Shorter Catechisms.

We are also a “presbyterian” congregation, which means that we are governed and spiritually shepherded by men ordained to the office of elder, according to standards set forth in the Bible. Matters of common concern for churches in a given region are regulated by a body of ministers and elders called a “presbytery.”   Our congregation is accountable to the Presbytery of Central Pennsylvania.