Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre!
We are a congregation of families and individuals; men, women and children from many denominational, social and cultural backgrounds. We gather together for spiritual comfort, challenge and direction!
Get the oars in the water and start rowing. Execution is the single biggest factor in achievement, so the faster and better your execution, the quicker you will get to the goals!
Our Sunday Service starts at 10:00am and is followed by Fellowship time.
02SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION
are offered from 11:00am to noon, September through May.
is offered following the Children’s Portion during worship. For those families who wish, the children are guided to the Children’s Chapel.
A Brief History of Our Church
The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre has its roots in the Christian lives of members of the Connecticut Susquehanna Company. The company claimed land in Northeastern Pennsylvania, disputed land because it had also been granted to William Penn by Charles II of England. The conflicting claims of Connecticut and Pennsylvania were ultimately resolved, but only after warfare and adjudication, giving Pennsylvania the land and recognizing the personal property of Connecticut individuals.
We are a friendly, inclusive and welcoming church! We not only have a great history (1772), we also have a wondrous present and future! We would love to have you journey with us in our faith and lives! Please contact the church office, and the Reverend Dr. Bob Zanicky will joyfully share with you the process to become a member of our beloved church. Of course, you are welcome to worship with us and participate in our programs without being a formal member!
Treasurer : David P. Rudis Assistant Treasurer : Paul Adams
97 South Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
The First Presbyterian Church is located across the street from the YMCA on South Franklin and Northampton Streets in Wilkes-Barre. Metered parking is available during the week on Franklin Street. On Sunday’s there is no fee for parking on the street and in the adjacent municipal parking lot which can be entered on Northampton Street.
From the 309 Cross Valley Expressway
Take exit 3 and head south on River Street. Once past the Courthouse move into the left lane and continue to Northampton Street, make the left turn and the church is on your left at the corner of Northampton and Franklin Streets.
From South River Street
If heading north turn right onto Northampton, or if heading south left onto Northampton. Drive one block and the church will be on your left at the corner of Northampton and Franklin Streets.