Hiwet Legata Church

    Hiwet Legata is an Ethiopian evangelical church that welcomes everyone from all over the world. The name of the church consists of two Ethiopian words meaning ‘Life for Christ’.  The name highly symbolizes the vision of the church,which is to see Ethiopian immigrants, (individual and group) living in Lancaster and Philadelphia  saved and transformed  by the power of the cross. This vision was given to the lead pastor, and the main  planter of the church, Pastor Redeat Abebe.

Acts 1:8 says “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”. So this vision might start with Ethiopian immigrants and in few localities, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, it will spread to every corners of the world.

Target of the church: Home based Church for Ethiopian Immigrants

Date of establishment: Formally established on January 1, 2011. However, the vision was initiated May 2010 By Pastor Redeat D. Abebe, who then envisioned other devoted and mature Christian brothers and sisters.

Contact Person: Pastor Redeat Dadebo Abebe

Address: 2371 Lititz Pike. Lancaster, PA17601

Phone: Home 717-859- 4428, Cell- 717-466-8741

Email: redudz@yahoo.com

Number of Members and regular attendees: 25

Church Programs:

  • Fasting and prayer every Friday from 9:00am to 11:30am at GraceLutheranChurch, Lancaster
  • Worship and sermon every Sunday from 12pm to 2:30pm at Neffsville Mennonite Church
  • Bible studies at cell-group level

All interested are invited to join us!


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