Tuesday, May 21, 2024

About Us

The Lancaster Patriot and The Lancaster Patriot Podcast exist to provide a platform for biblical commentary on current events and robust discussion on the topics that matter most.

Mission Statement

To provide our audience with thought-provoking and Christ-honoring commentary on current events in southeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.

Contributors to The Lancaster Patriot Podcast

Chris Hume

The main host on The Lancaster Patriot Podcast, Chris joined The Lancaster Patriot in early 2022 and worked full-time for The Lancaster Patriot until 2024. He currently works full-time in the agriculture industry. He holds the MA degree in Literature from Clarks Summit University and the MBA degree from Wesley College. His undergraduate degree is in history. Chris currently resides in Lancaster County, with his wife and children. He is the author of Seven Statist Sins and Scattering the Sheep.

Dave Stoltzfus

Dave Stoltzfus is a self employed entrepreneur who sells products in North, Central, and South America. He grew up on a Lancaster County hog farm and learned the importance of hard work at an early age. He is also actively involved in promoting the interests of several non-profit organizations and enjoys helping with audio-visual at his local church. Dave is an ardent outdoorsman and enjoys spending time out in the wilds of Pennsylvania.

Luke Saint

Raised in a homeschool environment by parents with a reconstructionist vision, Luke claims Christian Reconstruction as the mindset and mission of his faith. He is the author The Sound Doctrine of Theocracy and currently serves as the chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society. Luke has a passion for bringing God’s Law to all areas of life.

Joel Saint

Joel was providentially introduced to R.J. Rushdoony’s Institutes when he acquired a copy of it as a dispensational Bible college student in 1979. He was then guided by the influence of other young scholars who suggested other reconstructionist authors. In addition to serving as pastor at Independence Reformed Bible Church, Joel also serves as the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society. Joel resides with his wife, Audrey, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and has 9 grown children and over 20 grandchildren.

Travis Schmalhofer

Bio coming soon.

Matt Kenitzer

Matt serves as the pastor at St. John’s Reformed Church in Friedensburg, Pennsylvania, He earned the MDiv degree from Cobran University in Salem, Oregon in May 2018. Matt has a passion for expository preaching as he takes time to bring sound doctrine to bear upon all of life and to defend the purity and clarity of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

History

The Lancaster Patriot was founded in the summer of 2020 as a print newspaper in response to the continual erosion of liberty and traditional values in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The first printed copy was issued on March 23, 2021. The Lancaster Patriot’s founder and publisher, Jen Stoltzfus, and her husband Dave, sought to create an alternative news media, committed to integrity and honesty. The media platform they created provided local Lancastrians with an alternative to current media sources during some dark times in the county. From the beginning of the newspaper, the Stoltzfus family was dedicated to preserving traditional values and maintaining liberty in the name of Christ. In the spring of 2023, the company discontinued print (after two years of weekly print issues) to readjust and focus on online content. In early 2024, the Stoltzfus family shut down the business operations, but The Lancaster Patriot brand lives on with contributions from local pastors and Christians to our online content and biblical commentary on current events.

Our Worldview

No media company is without bias, and we are honest about ours: we believe in the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Christian worldview, and strive to live up to that standard in everything we do.

News, Editorials, and Perspective Pieces

The Lancaster Patriot distinguishes news articles from editorials and/or perspective pieces. We recognize that different forms of journalism are important for a publication and strive to be transparent in how we label our articles, so readers know when we are reporting the news and when we are analyzing the news and applying our worldview. Articles in the “News” category (Lancaster News, PA News, National News, etc.) are strictly news and meant to report the facts. Reporting the facts, whether people agree with them or not, is central to The Lancaster Patriot’s mission. Articles in the “Perspectives” and “Faith” categories are pieces in which we seek to analyze and interpret the news and provide commentary. As with any media company, not every perspective piece represents the views of the publication.

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