Welcome to the Rehoboth Seventh-day Adventist Church in Reading, PA.
We are a christian community and would love to have you join our family. To learn more about what we believe you can visit our About Us page. Please join us for Bible study, worship, and prayer.
Our journey began as a faith venture! A few dedicated believers set out to follow the guidance
from “on high”. There was an overpowering conviction that something had to be done for those
in the inner city of Reading, PA.
APRIL 20, 1990
Meeting at the home of charter member, June Talley, where it was determined under the direction of the Holy Spirit that a Seventh-day Adventist church was necessary for inner-city Reading to reach the members of this community with the message of Jesus Christ.
AUGUST 5, 1990
First tent meeting held on 3rd and Walnut Street under the direction of Pastor Paul. S. Anderson. A strong Seventh-day Adventist presence was felt in the community. These meetings were held through September 8th, 1990.
JANUARY 26, 1991
The Mother Church, Walnut Street Community SDA in Pottstown, Pennsylvania voted unanimously for the “birthing” of an SDA company in inner-city Reading, Pennsylvania.
FEBRUARY 4, 1991
After worshipping in several members’ homes, a facility was located at 416 Franklin Street under the spiritual direction of Head Elder, Lawrence DeWitt Dunn. At which time a meeting was held to determine the name of this company that would soon mature to an official church under the Allegheny East Conference of SDAs. With fervent prayer, the Holy Spirit led Sis. Carol Johnson to Gen. 26;22, and the Name Rehoboth was selected.
MARCH 9, 1991
The first glorious Sabbath day celebration of the Rehoboth SDA Company (Church).
MARCH 12, 1991
The first Prayer Meeting18
DELAWARE VALLEY AREA
DECEMBER 7, 1992
After much searching, the edifice at 47 South 6th St was located and purchased. The facility was a
store-front property located only 1 block or so from the center of downtown Reading.
JUNE 16, 1996
Elevation to Church status (from a company) at the Allegheny East Conference constituency
meeting. Praise God! Worship was initially conducted in the front area of 47 South 6th St until the Fall of 1998. It eventually became too small to accommodate the growing congregation, many friends, and
frequent community guests. It was soon voted to convert the larger warehouse facility in the rear
area to a more accommodating worship center. The front area was transformed into the fellowship
community outreach sector of the church. The 2008 move into the larger sanctuary has been more
conducive to worship. The church continued to grow and under the leadership of Pastor Earl
Blackwell; the church's 20th Anniversary & Grand Opening Celebration was held Sabbath, June 16,
2012 at a newly purchased church located at 1502 Snyder Street (corner of Lackawanna) – Reading,
PA 19601. Our earnest prayer continues to be ~ Make Thy house a restful place and fill it with Thy
loving grace… Hear within these humble walls; the needy soul who on Thee calls… Grant to them
Thy gracious care; those who heavy burdens bear. Let us in numbers also grow and richly with Thy
Spirit glow… Make us so large that pride and selfishness will find no place… May those about us
everywhere… Thy many blessings with us share.
Claudette Boswell – (Deceased)
Pastor Paul Anderson: 1991 - 1992
Pastor Byron Hill: 1991 - 1997
Pastor Larry Johnson: 1991 - 1995
Pastor John Trusty: Interim
Pastor Paul Bridgeford: 1997 - 2001
Pastor Oliver E. Cheatham: 2001 - 2008
Pastor Peter S. Campbell: Interim
Pastor Joel Johnson: 2008 - 2009
Pastor E. Earl Blackwell: 2010 - 2016
Pastor Paul M. Turner: 2016 – 2019
Pastor Dorian Kelly: 10/1/2019 - Present
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Church at study: 10:30 am
Church at Worship: 11:30 am
REHOBOTH SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
1502 Snyder Street, Reading, PA 19601
About Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance the quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.