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 ministry127.com, which is a resource for churches and pastors.