|Pastor Steve A. Schmuck|
Pastor Steve Schmuck has ministered at Red Lion Bible Church and Red Lion Christian School since 1988.
He graduated from York County Vocational Technical School in 1972.
Pastor Steve accepted Christ as his personal Savior on Easter Sunday in 1981 during a service in which Peter Ruckman preached.
He attended Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, and graduated in 1988 with a degree in church ministries and returned to work with his father at Red Lion Bible Church.
|Pastor Brian Witmer|
Pastor Brian Witmer graduated from Red Lion Christian School in 1992. He has a Bachelor of Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He has been serving at Red Lion Bible Church and Christian School since 2002. He is the church's Youth Pastor and teaches 7th and 8th grade Bible class in the Christian School. He and his wife Jean have been married for 14 years and have four children.
|Pastor Toby Wolski|
Pastor Toby Wolski is a "homegrown" product of Red Lion Bible Church and Red Lion Christian School, class of 1996. He was saved at the age of five and called to preach only a few years later. In 2002, he and his wife Carla followed the Lord's direction to attend Pensacola Bible Insitiute where he graduated in the spring of 2005. Pastor Toby currently serves as an assistant to the pastor in the many ministries of Red Lion Bible Church, specifically those of visitation and outreach. He also leads the congregational singing and teaches the Red Lion Christian School's 9th and 10th grade Bible classes.
|Pastor Ronald B. Schmuck (11/10/1929 - 09/11/2011)|
Pastor Ronald Schmuck is the driving force behind Red Lion Bible Church and Red Lion Christian School.
Born on November 10, 1929, in York County, Pastor Schmuck learned the value of hard work on a farm in Windsor. At 18 years old, he enlisted in the Army and served in Okinawa during the Korean Conflict.
Pastor Schmuck was saved at a revival meeting at Salem United Methodist Church in February of 1955. He graduated from Lancaster Bible College. After graduating he worked as the associate pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for a year and served as pastor there for six months.
In 1960, he started a Youth For Christ ministry in Red Lion and in 1966, Red Lion Bible Church was started in a store-front building on the main street of Red Lion, the church moved to its present location in 1968. Because of his burden for young people, Pastor Schmuck started Red Lion Christian School in 1970.
Pastor Schmuck is dedicated, compassionate and hard-working. His basic philosophy of life is to work hard and exemplify Christ in every area of life. His goal in life remains the same - to see people saved.
Red Lion Bible Church was started in 1965 in a storeroom at 144 East Broadway in Red Lion. The church was formed by four families and within six months the monthly attendance increased to 85 and the decision was made to build a church.
Ground was purchased on the Charles Flinchbaugh farm and work on the new church building began in September of 1965. The original building was built by volunteers, and furnished for less than $20,000. Fourteen months later, a dedication revival was held with a special service at 2:30. Dr. Donald McKnight of Dublin, MD preached the dedicatory message. The evangelist for the week of revival was Dr. Fred Garland. Later the rest of the farm was purchased, making a total of 17 acres.
The bus ministry began in 1968 with one bus. We now run 15 bus routes.
Red Lion Christian School was started in 1971 with K-5. Expansion took place in April of 1972, to enlarge the main auditorium, add classrooms, a library, auditorium for the children's department and a cafeteria. Carpeting and air conditioning were also added to the building. This addition was also constructed by volunteers.
First baptismal service was held on August 16, 1965 in a creek near Felton where 18 were baptized. The first baptismal service at the church was held on May 14, 1967. There were 14 baptized.
The first wedding was with Gene Engles and Frances Wireman, and took place on March 23, 1967.
- We are committed to being a God - centered church.
* Red Lion Bible Church exists for God. In every person and ministry our ultimate goal is to please and glorify Him.
* If God is not glorified in every ministry then we have failed no matter how much outward success we may enjoy.
- We are committed to exalting Jesus Christ
* In every ministry we will seek to exalt Jesus Christ and His marvelous work of redemption through His death on the cross and His glorious resurrection. We desire for others to see Christ in us, while at church and in our daily lives.
* Our church will not be people or program driven, but driven by an all-consuming passion to exalt our Lord Jesus Christ.
- We are committed to being a Bible-based Church
* Every ministry of our church must be rooted in God’s Word. We believe that the preaching and teaching of God’s Word is the catalyst for change in people’s lives therefore holds the highest priority.
* Our members should be striving to live out God’s Word, daily. Learning and living the Bible should be natural and normal to our church.
- We are committed to making prayer a central focus of our church.
* In a church where God’s people have an active prayer life together, regenerating power is present, life is there, and the lost are saved. When prayer is not important there may be an outward shell of growth and productivity, but within it is empty, dry and dead.
- We are committed to evangelizing the lost.
* We are not a church that simply exists for ourselves. We exist for others. We look beyond the walls of our church to serve and minister to non-Christians, demonstrating to them the love of Christ.
- We are committed to equipping and growing believers in their faith.
* Believers should be learning, growing and changing as Christ lives His life through them.
* We believe that every Christian should be growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ.
* We will continue to explore new methods to better equip believers in their spiritual walk with Christ.
- We are committed to world-wide missions outreach.
* Our passion is not to see how big our local church can become but how much we can grow the body of Christ in this world. We endeavor to give away to other outreaches many of the blessings God has given to us. This is done by providing prayer and financial support to other co-laborers in the world. We are thrilled when God allows us to have a small part in the great good He is doing through them.
- We Believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant and preserved by God in the English language as we have it today, known as the King James 1611 Bible, and that it is the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (II Peter 1:20, II Timothy 3:16
- We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 3:17
- We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit; was born of the Virgin Mary; lived among men; suffered, bled and died; was buried; arose from the dead; and ascended to God. (Luke 1:35; 2:6-7; Matthew 27:29, 30, 35, 50; Luke 23:50-56; Acts 2:24, 33; I John 2:1; 4:2-3)
- We believe in the Divine Personality of the Holy Spirit. (John 14:16-17; 16:13)
- We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; that man sinned and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 1:16; Ephesians 2:1-3)
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as our representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that we who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. (I Corinthians 15:3; John 3:16)
- We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God; that they are indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit and are secure in Him until the day of redemption. (John 1:12, 3:5; Ephesians 1:13)
- We believe that the church is composed of all believers, that we are baptized into one body, thus being members of one another. (Ephesians 1:22-23; I Corinthians 12:12-13)
- We believe that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord's Supper to commemorate His death until He comes. We believe that water baptism is an ordained testimony, portraying our identification with Christ. We believe in and practice baptism by immersion. (I Corinthians 11:23-26; Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 6:3-4)
- We believe in "that blessed Hope," the personal imminent coming of our Lord into the air for His saints. We believe in the personal visible and glorious return of Christ to earth with His saints. We believe in the establishment of Christ's kingdom upon the earth. (Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 19:11-13; Revelation 20:1-6)
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and everlasting punishment of the lost. (John 5:28-29)
- We believe in the personality of Satan; that he is the god of this age, the adversary of Christ and His Church, and that his destiny is eternal punishment. (II Corinthians 4:4; II Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:10