• Lanse Evangelical Free Church
  • Lanse Evangelical Free Church
  • Lanse Evangelical Free Church
  • Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Who We Are

Bringing people into a love relationship with Jesus Christ since 1892

Lanse Free Church is a growing family of Christians in central Pennsylvania working together to bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. We are a part of the Allegheny District of the Evangelical Free Church of America.

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday morning!

Our Services

Service Times

  • 10:00am - Worship Service
  • 09:00am - Sunday School
  • 07:00pm - Prayer Meeting
  • 07:00pm - Family Bible Night

What to Expect

What are services like?
The purpose of our Worship Celebration is to worship the Lord Jesus Christ.We do this in a variety of ways, but a typical worship celebration might follow this outline: Church Family News Announcements about happenings in, around, and through the Church. Worship in Prayer A focus on particular needs and the advancement of the Gospel. Worship in Giving An opportunity to give an offering. As our guest, please don’t feel compelled to give at this time. Worship in the Word Pastor Matt normally gives the message, explaining and applying God’s Holy Word. Previous weeks’ messages are available on CD for free in the foyer. You can also listen to sermons and download them online. Past sermon series are available to borrow from our Library. Worship At the Lord’s Table On the first Sunday of the month and other special occasions, we eat and drink a memorial meal proclaiming the Lord’s death until He comes again. All believers but only believers are invited to eat and drink from the Lord’s Table with us. Closing Prayer Pastor Matt often gives an opportunity to publicly respond to the message. There is also a designated Prayer Room where you can confidentially pray with a Prayer Team leader about anything on your heart and mind. Fellowship After the Worship Celebration, we like to gather in the foyer (which can accommodate more than 150 people!) to talk and visit with one another. And when the weather is nice, most of the kids take off for the Ark Park — our campus playground used by the whole community!


Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell has been shepherding LEFC since 1998. He is a native of north-central Ohio and a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the Westminster Theological Seminary. He graduated from WTS in 2012 with his Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling. Pastor Matt’s Passion is glorifying God by bringing people in to a love relationship with Jesus Christ through preaching the Word of God, shepherding the flock of God, and equipping the saints of God to do the work of the ministry. Pastor Matt and his wife Heather (also a graduate of MBI) love to hike in Pennsylvania State Parks, read good books, and play with their four children: Robin, Andrew, Peter, and Isaac. Stop by Pastor Matt’s weblog: Hot Orthodoxy to see what’s on his mind and join in the conversation.


255 Cotohisc Rd
PO BOX 114
Lanse, PA 16849

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