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About St. Stephen
What We Believe
We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
History of St. Stephen
St. Stephen Reformed Church was originally known as “Seltenreich’s” Reformed Church because it was named for the family who gave the property for the establishment of the church. It’s location was 2 ½ miles southwest of New Holland (where Zeltenreich’s Church now stands – more on that in a few minutes). Interestingly enough the deed describes the property secured “for the Presbyterian Meeting House and Burying Ground in the said township of Earl, one acre and one quarter of an acre on purpose to accommodate the said Meeting House and Burying Ground.”
Meet the Pastor
Dr. Timothy Zimmerman Witmer grew up in New Holland, Pennsylvania where he was raised in a Christian home. He attended West Chester University where he became a Christian through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy he attended Westminster Theological Seminary where he completed the Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and was installed as Assistant Pastor of Berith Presbyterian Church. He was called as Pastor of Crossroads Community Church. He “retired” from his ministry at Crossroads and was named Pastor Emeritus. Shortly thereafter the Lord opened the door for him to serve as part-time pastor at St. Stephen Reformed Church.