• Paul Maulfair - Senior Pastor

    Pastor Paul was raised on a dairy farm in Dauphin County, PA. After high school, he attended Penn State University and earned an associate degree in Agricultural Business. He then attended Word of Life Bible Institute for one year after he trusted Christ as his Savior in 1973. Paul worked in the construction trades for 13 years before completing a degree in Pastoral Studies at Lancaster Bible College. Pastor Paul is married to the former Faye Shope, has four married children, and a growing number of grandchildren.

    As senior pastor, Pastor Paul has numerous duties including oversight of the Sunday Morning Worship Service, teaching adult Sunday School classes, counseling and visitation.

    To contact Pastor Paul directly, call 717.939.0235 or email

  • Peter Ryneski - associate pastor

    Peter Ryneski was born in 1990 and raised in Highspire, PA. After high school, Peter traveled as a missionary with Encounter Revival Ministries.  He graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2015 with a major in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies and in 2018 received his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies from Lancaster Bible College and Capital Seminary and Graduate School. Peter is married to his wonderful wife Stefanie, and has three sons, Peter the 5th, Neil, and Marshall.

    As associate pastor, Peter is in charge of the Good News service, oversight of Local Outreach and Children's Ministry, Small Groups, and ministers at the Middletown Nursing Home.

    To contact Peter directly, call 717.939.0235 or email

  • Jacob Rink- Pastoral Intern

    Jacob Rink was born in 1998 and raised in Atco, NJ. He accepted Christ as his Savior around the age of five. After high school, he moved to Shippensburg, PA, where he worked on a poultry farm for several years until he felt the Lord's calling to go into the ministry. He attended and graduated from the two year program at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Pottersville, NY, and is now finishing his major in Christian Ministries online at Clarks Summit University.

    As a pastoral intern, Jacob will be working along side our pastors and learning in board range about church ministry.

    To contact Jacob directly, call 717.939.0235 or email

  • Bonnie Wertz- Office Assistant

    Bonnie was born in New Milford, PA.  She accepted Christ in a Sunday School class when she was 11 years old.  Bonnie went to Word of Life Bible Institute for two years where she met her husband Jordan.  Bonnie and Jordan are Word of Life Local Church Missionaries. Bonnie has 5 children and works currently as the church's office assistant.

    To contact Bonnie directly, call 717.939.0235 or email