Our church began in the heart of Pastor Wendal soon after he was called into the ministry. He attained his Bachelor of Arts degree at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, in 1981. After completing a three-year internship in Fairfax, Virginia, Pastor Wendal came to the Valley Forge area in July 1984 to begin the Valley Forge Baptist Temple. It has been over 25 years now, and God continues to bless. Pastor Wendal and his wife, Jodie, have five children: Matthew, Jeremy, Megan, Scotty, and Amber. Pastor Wendal has served on the Board of Trustees of Baptist International Missions, Inc. He is also a contributor to, which is a resource for churches and pastors.


Sam Aylestock
Associate Pastor | Singles Ministry
Ron Coulton
Associate Pastor | Senior &
Comfort Ministries
Lamar Eifert
Associate Pastor | Counseling &
Adult Bible Fellowships
Greg Joyner
Associate Pastor | Outreach &
Young Families
Rick Schneider
Business Manager
Anthony Ioime
Children’s Director
Matt Wendal
Youth Director
Todd Comstock
Academy Administrator


Valley Forge Baptist Temple began as a dream in the heart of a Bible college student back in the early 1980’s. Then intern, Scott Wendal, was continuing his education under the leadership of Pastor Bud Calvert of Fairfax Baptist Temple, in Fairfax, Virginia. It was while working there that God showed Pastor Wendal the great need outside of the city limits of Philadelphia. God directed Pastor Wendal to the King of Prussia area and opened the door for the start of the church. The first services were held in a number of locations but God placed the young church into the Upper Merion Middle School for those first few years. As God blessed, the church grew. In 1989 Valley Forge Baptist Temple moved into its first permanent home- at its present location on the corner of Rt. 113 and Black Rock Rd. It has been a growing process ever since. In 1996, our current auditorium was complete. An education wing was added in 2001, and our Family Life Center opened its doors in 2004. Buildings were not the only things changing. God has continued to strengthen and build-up his people. We have seen wonderful opportunities for growth and challenge.