About us


The Bible tells us that Jesus called His first followers simply by saying 'Follow Me'.  They took the first step in faith to follow Him.  They believed.

Throughout the New Testament, we see examples of Jesus' followers, His disciples, misunderstanding instruction, making mistakes, doubting Him and even falling asleep when He needed them to pray.  They were flawed like you and I but Jesus still chose them, still called them His beloved, still used them to reach others.  They were His. They belonged.

God's presence on earth, the Holy Spirit, came and gave power to believers.  Through His gentle leadership, they received boldness to share their faith with everyone - even to death.  They were then known as Christians, meaning 'little Christs' . They became. 

This is the heart for you and your family - That you'll take the first step in faith to follow Jesus, the Risen Savior.  That you'll find Wrightsdale Baptist to be a church family that you belong to.  That through the work of the Holy Spirit, you'll become more like Jesus everyday.  Believe.  Belong. Become.  We are ready to help you on your journey.

What we believe

Wrightsdale Baptist Church is the first Southern Baptist Church in Pennsylvania.  Founded in 1933, Wrightsdale began as a small church of farm families serving the local ag community.  We believe the Bible to be God's inspired Word and uphold the Baptist Faith & Message.  You can read it here.

Ryan Day


Pictured with wife Heather

Brad Thorne

Director of Family Ministries

Pictured with wife Colleen

Rob & Christy Kraus

High School Youth Leaders

Rob - Deacon Chairman

Dee Henry
Dana Douglas

Co-Director Sunday School

Pictured with husband Steve

Co-Director Sunday School