Through a time of prayer in 2009 The Holy Spirit began to speak to Jared Ruddy’s heart about the incredible need for the gospel to be made real in the city of Scranton. As Jared began to pray and seek council concerning the possibility of starting a church in Scranton, God began to assemble a team with like hearted passions. After a year of seeking council, planning, and team building; a group of eight friends moved to Scranton. From there this small group began to reach out to the community and began to plan the launch of the church. The first service was October 10, 2010 in a small storefront building downtown. After outgrowing their facilities the team began to pray for a new building to house their growing church family, and expand the children’s ministry. In March of 2012 God answered this prayer by providing a new church facility in North Scranton. From here City Lights Church story continues as we reach out to the community and advance the Kingdom of God in the city.