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THIS IS OUR STORY

 
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Early in the 1920s, the Full-Gospel Message was introduced to the Lebanon Valley area by various ministers and evangelists.

As a result, a number of Christian men and women were baptized in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4).

This created within their hearts a desire to form a Full-Gospel Church in the Lebanon Area.

 
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1930

Under the ministry of Reverend Slater McComsey, in a rented second-floor hall at Seventh and Willow Streets in Lebanon, the Church became a reality. It was first named "Glad Tidings Tabernacle".

 

1935

The Reverend Earl Weinand became the first elected Pastor in 1935 and he was succeeded by Reverend Warren Stratten.

 

1936

The congregation, under the name of "Pentecostal Assembly of God", moved to Partridge and Union Streets, where it continued to worship until 1957.

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1957

It was then that the new facility by the name "First Assembly of God" was built at 721 East Penn Avenue, Cleona, under the leadership of Reverend Jack W. Ferguson.

1971

When Reverend Furgeson resigned in 1971,

Reverend Merle Grossglass served as Pastor until 1976.

 
 

1976

Reverend William Farrell became our next Pastor and served until 1981. It was during his ministry that the building was extensively renovated.

 

1981

Reverend Jack Belin and his wife Georgia, along with their children Russell and Wendy, moved to Lebanon to pastor First Assembly of God. Under his leadership, the church experienced spiritual and numerical growth.

 
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1984

Due to this growth, the church relocated on August 12th, 1984 to its current location at 1900 Jay Street. It was during this relocation that First Assembly of God became "Living Waters Chapel".
The Belin's resigned in April of 1988 to answer God's call to the mission field.

 

Reverend Louis Trotta then assumed the Senior Pastor's position and served until April of 1990. During this time the present church sanctuary was planned and then completed in December 1989. The church was in need of another pastor after the retirement of Pastor Trotta.

1988

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1990

In June of 1990, Pastor Dean Cover along with his family; Patti, Cory, and Kyle, moved to Lebanon from Virginia to become the next Senior Pastor. He served 30 years at Living Waters Chapel and retired in 2018.

 

2004

In 2004, the church added a much-needed office wing adjacent to the main sanctuary which now makes up the current campus.

 

2018

In June 2018, Pastor Chris Light became our current Lead Pastor after serving in youth ministry for 25 years, 11 of which were here at Living Waters Chapel.

 

TODAY

Living Waters Chapel continues to press forward with the mission of loving God, loving people, and changing lives in the Lebanon Valley area.