Penn-Jersey District

Two districts vote to merge

Two districts vote to merge

Preliminary steps have been taken to merge the Northeast District and the Penn-Jersey District of The Wesleyan Church. The Northeast district conference approved the merger on February 10, 2018, by a vote of 95-10 and the Penn-Jersey district conference approved the...
​Dreaming big dreams in Pottstown

​Dreaming big dreams in Pottstown

What happens when you dream big dreams to reach one percent of the Lehigh Valley? God says you didn’t dream big enough! The vision and mission of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Allentown, Penn., is being fueled by a passion and determination to reach beyond...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org....
He’s made new: a social media journey

He’s made new: a social media journey

A Pennsylvania man returned to church after a 17-year absence and was led to a local Wesleyan church by an Internet search. Rev. Thomas Carney tells this man’s story and speaks of the importance of a church’s social media presence. Something interesting...
​General Conference elects Rev. Anita Eastlack to general office

​General Conference elects Rev. Anita Eastlack to general office

On Monday, June 6, the General Conference of The Wesleyan Church, by overwhelming vote, elected Rev. Anita Eastlack to the office of executive director of the Division of Church Multiplication and Discipleship. She had been nominated for that post by newly-elected...
How do you start a church, exactly?

How do you start a church, exactly?

It was a year ago that God started stirring our hearts and turning our heads toward this crazy notion of planting a church in Manhattan. I (Jenn) have been reading through my journal lately, and here are some of the things that stood out to me: February 18, 2015: What...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org....
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those items, we pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. Lyon examines why Christianity...
Wesleyan churches minister in the midst of East Coast snowstorm

Wesleyan churches minister in the midst of East Coast snowstorm

The winter blizzard with record snowfalls hit five of our districts hard: Shenandoah, Chesapeake, Kentucky-Tennessee, Western Pennsylvania, and Penn-Jersey. The following anecdotes are from Penn-Jersey and are examples of how our churches use these as opportunities...
Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church compelled to offer shelter to homeless

Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church compelled to offer shelter to homeless

Lynda Keefer said it just wasn’t right. In fact, the co-pastor of the Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church said she knew that if she and others didn’t step up to do something to help the area homeless they would not be demonstrating the love Jesus Christ had always...
​New district superintendent profile: Rev. Anita Eastlack

​New district superintendent profile: Rev. Anita Eastlack

The Penn-Jersey District welcomes Rev. Anita Eastlack as their new co-district superintendent. Rev. Eastlack grew up in a Christ-centered home; her parents moved from Lancaster, PA to help plant five churches in Western NY. She earned her undergraduate degree from...
Historic election in the Penn-Jersey District

Historic election in the Penn-Jersey District

On June 12, 2014, Dr. Karl Eastlack and Rev. Anita Eastlack were elected as co-district superintendents by an overwhelming majority in the Penn-Jersey District of The Wesleyan Church. In a second ballot, they were given an extended call also by an overwhelming...