WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

Multiplying Followers of Jesus

Our VIsion

Giving every man, woman, and child in Northeast Pennsylvania repeated opportunities to hear, see, and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ

Core Values

We’re sinners. Jesus came. We can be rescued through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus’ perfect life, death, and resurrection on our behalf. We are daily motivated by the grace and mercy of God the Father, through Jesus, in the power of the Spirit. So as we fall deeper in love with Jesus we will live our lives for God, not ourselves, and communicate the gospel in every aspect of life.
The truth of the gospel shows us that no one has it all together. If we are nothing without Christ, then we have no right to view ourselves higher than anyone else. So as a church, we will always view others as higher than ourselves. We will provide a community where genuine authenticity is developed rather than discouraged.
We exist to give every man, woman, and child in Wilkes-Barre repeated opportunities to hear, see, and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ. So we will be actively involved in the life of the city in order to show the love of Jesus in reality rather than theory.

Evangelism and discipleship form the mission of the church. God is in the process of rescuing sinners from the curse of sin and training believers to be more like Jesus. So we will communicate the good news of Jesus with our lives in order to reach people far from God and aggressively develop committed followers of Jesus.
We believe the best way to reach a specific geography is to plant new churches while strengthening existing churches. So we will plant churches that will each, in turn, reproduce more churches while engaging existing churches as partners in the gospel.

Ministry Philosophy

Core Beliefs

- There is one true God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- The 66 books of the Bible are inspired by God and authoritative.
- All men are sinners in need of salvation.
- Jesus is God and the Holy Spirit is God.
- Jesus lived a perfect life, died, and resurrected to save us from our sins.
- We can be rescued from our sins through faith in Jesus alone.
- The church is established by God and vital to Christian living.
- Jesus is coming back again to rule and reign.

Our Leaders


Tim Walker

Tim Walker

Lead Pastor
tim@restoredchurch.org

Jim Lane

Jim Lane

Counseling Pastor
jim@restoredchurch.org


Pad Kenney

Pad Kenney

Care Pastor
pad@restoredchurch.org

Dan Nichols

Dan Nichols

Multiplication Pastor
dan@restoredchurch.org

Andy Tritt

Andy Tritt

Hazleton
Shepherding Pastor
andy@restoredchurch.org


Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler

Restored Kids Director
kids@restoredchurch.org


Dave Mcfarland

Dave Mcfarland

Youth Leader
youth@restoredchurch.org

Amy Mcfarland

Amy Mcfarland

Youth Leader
youth@restoredchurch.org

Scott Ashford

Scott Ashford

Administrative Assistant
scott@restoredchurch.org


Tim Morris

Tim Morris

Community Groups Director
rusty.tim@gmail.com


Clete Demellier

Clete Demellier

Lead Deacon
clete.demellier@gmail.com

Tom Parry

Tom Parry

Hospitality Director
tomlmp@verizon.net

Our Story

In 2010, college dorm-mates Tim Walker & Dan Nichols dreamed of starting a church together.

In 2011, they launched a house church in rural Springville, PA during their internship process with Steamtown Church based in Scranton.

In May 2012, Restored Church launched its first house church in Wilkes-Barre right across the street from King’s College in the infamous party section known as Meyer’s Court.

In July 2012, Restored launched monthly preview services at the Downtown Arts building, a 200 year-old cathedral in center city Wilkes-Barre.

In September 2013, Restored officially launched with 5 house churches meeting weekly. The leadership team expected 150-200 people to attend the Grand Opening. Instead, over 400 people came and heard gospel.

By 2014, Restored had 8 house churches & averaged 150 people attending Sunday Gatherings. By 2015, Restored had 10 house churches & celebrated over 30 baptisms.

In September 2015, Restored moved the Gathering to the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre after receiving a $100,000 grant used to purchase a church building, parking lot, and 7-bedroom house.

By Easter 2016, Restored transitioned to 2 weekly Gatherings per Sunday. By 2017, Restored celebrated 68 baptisms with 300 people attending on Sunday mornings and 13 community groups meeting weekly. Restored plans to launch a brand new church in center-city Hazleton, PA in the near future.