About our Pastor……
PASTOR RAY is a native of Tower City, PA, a graduate of Susquehanna University and the former Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.  He credits the people of St. Paul, Tower City, with putting him on the road to ministry, having been baptized, confirmed and ordained there, along with his twin brother, Pastor Harold Hand, Jr. who serves Trinity Lutheran, Pottsville, PA.
PR has been happily married since 1975 to Gail (Elser) Hand. They have four children: James, Virginia, Stephen and Thomas, seven grandchildren: Tristan, Kinsey, Colin, twins Mason & Alyson, Sean and Declan and also one great granddaughter, Everlee.
He was blessed to serve Jacob’s-Outwood Lutheran Parish, Pine Grove, PA from 1978-1983.  He has been thankful to be serving Weisenberg Lutheran Church since January 1, 1984, especially for all who have shared their faith in many and various ways.
PR visits Facebook regularly (some would say too much), loves baseball and the San Francisco Giants (a fan since the early ‘60’s), is fascinated by the Civil War, enjoys politics, has a mind for useless trivia, has more books than he can sometimes handle, and treasures time spent with family.

God has blessed him with a rich, full life, and a faith which is a most welcome companion along the way throughout the journey.


Pastor Raymond Hand

Home – 610-298-2515

Office – 610-298-2437

    Cell – 610-533-1856

                  e-mail – pastoratwlc@gmail.com

Click here for article/pictures from Pastor Ray’s
35th Anniversary Celebration