Our Prayer for you…


Our prayer at the First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale is that you will be richly blessed and strengthened by the power and love of Jesus Christ.  




Kids Choir- Thursdays @ 4PM
Christmas Eve Services – 5 & 7PM

Our Mission & Vision

Fully knowing the power and authority of God’s Word,we proclaim the Good News of God’s love through Jesus Christ. We demonstrate God’s love through building relationships with one another and through compassionate outreach.  We pray for guidance as we seek to live the will of God.


They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  Acts 2:42

Leadership Team

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.



Rev. Michael Lyle

Michael was born and raised in Grove City, PA.  He is the youngest of three siblings and the son of Donald and Barb Lyle.  After graduating from Grove City High School, Michael received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1998 and began his career  as an officer in the United States Air Force.  After spending time in Dover DE, Moron Spain, Tucson AZ and Saudi Arabia, Capt. Lyle left the Air Force in 2005 to follow a calling into the pastorate.  Michael attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA.  Upon graduation in 2007, Reverend Lyle accepted a call to the First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale and is the thirteenth pastor of this church. He resides in Honesdale with his wife and three children.

Director of Ministries

Emily Wilken

Youth Director

Chris Scheuerell

Children’s Director/Vineyard Center Director

Tim Pender

Vineyard Christian Child Center Director

Brooke Lyle


Church Administrator

Jill Goodman

Vineyard Secretary

Tracy Welsh

Director of Music

Len Cremisio  

Bell Choir Director

Clara Kelly


Lorraine Gallik


Todd Avery



God has provided our church with a group of leaders who prayerfully seek to discern God’s will for His people.  Elders are elected and given the responsibility of leading our congregation spiritually and financially, nurturing faithful lives devoted to the Word of God.   These are people who are dedicated disciples, strong in their faith and who possess a love for Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 



Also elected from the congregation are deacons.  Our Deacons are called by God to care for the flock, reaching out to all those in need, including the sick, lost, friendless and poor.  Deacons are people who lead faithful lives in devotion to Christ, possess sincere compassion and exercise sound judgement.
He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.  Titus 1:9