History of Faith Presbyterian Church
“Indifferentism about doctrine makes no heroes of the faith.” -J. Gresham Machen
In 2005, members of a Scranton area church were so alarmed with the direction of their denomination that when a committee failed to convince the whole congregation to pull out and seek a more conservative and reformed denomination, they left the Church under the guidance of the pastor, Rev. Dr. Ronald Bell.
On December 28, 2005, following a meeting with ARP representatives, we applied for provisional status as a misson congregation. Our stated purpose was the Worship of Almighty God according to the Evangelical and Reformed Faith as delineated in the historical confessions of the Protestant Reformation, and in particular the Westminister Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Fifteen people signed to organize and affiliate with the ARP.
On November 4, 2007, with an attendance of 36, we began to hold Sunday Worship at the Bradley Memorial Methodist Church building at 106 Lincoln Street in Dickson City, Pennsylvania.
On November 14, 2007, The Rev. David Johnson, the Moderator of the Northeast Presbytery constituted Faith Presbyterian Church as a congregation in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Ronald Bell was installed as Pastor.
On August 5, 2012, our beloved Pastor Reverend Doctor Ronald Bell went home to His Lord and Savior.
Rev. Jordan D. Harris currently serves as the Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church. Jordan is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. Jordan and his two children, Calvin and Cordelia, reside in Clarks Summit, PA.