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The Seed of Abraham is a congregation of Jews and Gentiles who believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the promised Messiah of Israel according to the Scriptures. It assembles for worship, instruction, fellowship, and accountability
with the basic purpose of fulfilling Ephesians 4: 11-13.  



The Seed of Abraham Messianic Congregation exists to glorify G-d by fulfilling the Great Commission; specifically, by growing a community of Messianic believers, who love and walk with G-d, care for each other, and share the love of Yeshua, both locally and globally, especially with the Jewish people.


Our vision is to be a credible ongoing Messianic testimony to theSusquehanna Valley and its surrounding areas.

Our Values



Messianic Teacher and Elder, Pete Koziar, has been bringing the Scriptures in a fresh and inspirational way from the Old and New Covenants. 

In case you're wondering who I am...

  • Follower of Yeshua, therefore child of G-d, adopted member of His household. I have walked with him, through the valleys, and up to the glorious mountain peaks, for over three decades now.

  • Husband and father, with his beautiful wife, Sharon, and a strong, noble son serving in the United States Marines

  • Messianic teacher at The Seed of Abraham Messianic Congregation. 

  • Resides in Lititz, PA.

  • Author of mostly Christian Science Fiction 

  • Poet (yes, I've actually published three poems)

  • Principal Research Scientist at a major defense contractor

  • Vice President of the Association of Messianic Congregations (AMC)

  • My website:

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Our Leadership

LLOYD ELIAS SCALYER (May 27, 1936 – January 09, 2024)

With fond memories of our founding Messianic pastor and elder, Lloyd Scalyer, who passed on to a much better place, a place where there is no suffering or pain. Lloyd will be remembered for his love for Yeshua (Jesus) and his evangelism to so many people.

Our congregation lost its founding pastor, but that founding pastor faithfully raised up a congregation to be strong and not afraid to give the Good News.

While the loss is still acute and the wound is still fresh, the promises of G-d remain precious. While G-d covered us with a dark cloud in the sudden passing of our founding pastor, our testimony will remain to labor for Him until He comes back to this earth.

The best way we can honor the memory of our founding pastor is to learn from and live out the instruction he gave us and the example he set for us (Heb. 13:7).

Let us do as Lloyd did and look ever upward. For those of us waiting still for that glorious transition, we can all be comforted knowing that G-d has a definite purpose and plan for our remaining time in this realm.


Messianic Pastor and Spiritual Leader Lloyd Elias Scalyer and his wife, Judith, are the founders of The Seed of Abraham Messianic Congregation. The foundation for The Seed of Abraham was laid in 1975. Pastor Lloyd retired in November of 2017.

Scalyer was raised in an observant Jewish home and attended services regularly on Saturdays and the youth group on Sundays and Thursdays. In addition, for several years he was president of Exodus AZA and is a lifetime member of the B’nai Brith youth organization. He was born into G-d’s new creation after his move to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

There he served as the Messianic Rabbi for Beth Emmanuel Congregation, a Deacon in Paradise Baptist Church, an Elder at the Lancaster Evangelical Free Church and the founding Spiritual Leader and Elder of the Seed of Abraham Messianic Congregation for the past 24 Years.

Since retiring, he finished his book "Reflections on Our High Holy Holidays" You can purchase Elder Scalyer's book online at Lititz Institute Publishing Division or download a free e-book.
It is also available on

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Pete Koziar


Other Elders


Worship Coordinator - Rosetta Stauffer

Prayer Network - Rosetta Stauffer

Cards & Flowers - Cathy Townsend



Are you new to The Seed of Abraham? Maybe you have never visited us? We are sure you have questions about what to expect and why we do things differently. If so, check out the brochures below.

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