Pastor Richard Weitzel
Pastor Richard and his family moved to Lebanon in 2000 at which time they began attending Living Waters Chapel. He joined our staff in January of 2019. Richard sensed God’s call to vocational ministry at the age of 21 so he completed his undergraduate studies at Southeastern University in 1981 and completed graduate work at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1986. He then continued to serve in pastoral ministry for 16 years in New England before moving back to Pennsylvania. For 19 years Richard served in various roles at Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge. His mission in ministry is Biblical study, teaching and encouraging others in their personal journey of faith in Christ.
His wife, Donna, is a registered nurse, and they were married in 1984. The Weitzels have three adult children: Richie, Hans and Callie. Their oldest and youngest have married; Richie and Jennifer have given them three beautiful granddaughters. They enjoy time and activities with their family, traveling and being outdoors, especially in warmer weather. Pastor Rich also enjoys gardening and feel closest to God in the outdoors.