The genesis of Reformation Orthodox Presbyterian Church began in the spring of 1979 when 23 individuals met for worship in the home of Dr. Josefina Orteza. The Rev. Mr. Ken Smith of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America was the first preacher. A month later, worship services moved to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Morgantown, WV. The RPCNA supplied preachers until the end of the year when the Christian Reformed Church began to supply two preachers. From May to August, 1980, the RPCNA supplied a student from the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA.
In the fall of 1980, the group determined to join the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Ephraim Orteza and Joseph Camp attended the October 18, 1980 Fall Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Ohio of the OPC to request that the group be received. The Presbytery of Ohio voted to receive the group as a chapel. The Session of Grace OPC in Sewickley, PA was appointed to serve as the overseeing church in January 1981. The Morgantown Chapel extended an invitation to the Rev. Mr. Lawrence Semel to come to Morgantown and serve full time as our pastor. The Semels moved to Morgantown after the school year ended in June 1981.
On April 21, 1985 the congregation voted to become a particular church of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. On November 10, 1985 the congregation was organized into a particular church of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Semel served the congregation of Reformation OPC as its full time pastor until his retirement on October 31, 2010.
Mr. Jonathan Hutchison began an internship with Reformation OPC in the late summer of 2009. Mr. Hutchison became our associate pastor on November 5, 2010 and became our sole pastor at a vote of our congregational meeting on June 26, 2011.