Rev. Ruth Walney, Founder
Prayer Time Cathedral
How It All Began
Prayer Time Cathedral was founded over 60 years ago by the late Rev. Ruth Walney. The original name was Holiness Unto The Lord Tabernacle, and was first located in Duquesne, Pennsylvania on North Third Street. Pastor Ruth, as she was known, had a tremendous heart for the sick and the lost. During her early ministry she would hold healing services in various locations, many people found the healing they had sought from God at her services. Pastor Ruth always said, "I've never healed anyone, but, I know someone who can." She was always pointing the glory to God, who gave the healing. Pastor Ruth was a reluctant preacher, she had always just wanted to pray for the sick - but her heart was also for the lost souls so she studied and learned the Word of God and became an excellent teacher of the Word, leading many souls to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She always felt this was her top priority, as she was so fond of saying, "You can go to heaven with a sick body, but you can't go with a sick soul." In 2001, after nearly 50 years of service, Pastor Walney went home to be with the Lord she served so well.
The current building, Prayer Time Cathedral, was completed in 1982. Much of the work on the structure was done by the men of the church. Almost ten years ahead of schedule Prayer Time Cathedral is a debt-free church.
Today, Prayer Time Cathedral is Pastored by the Rev. Robert M. Walney, husband of our late founder. Emerson Williams, Jr. is our Assistant Pastor. While healing of the body and soul is still an integral part of the ministry, Pastor Bob has a unique gift and ability to expound the Word of God. His ministry is one of in-depth Bible teaching as led by the Holy Spirit.
Prayer Time Cathedral:
Proud of our past, certain of our future.
1. Divine Inspiration of Scripture:
"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness."
2 Timothy 3:16
2. Creation of the World, man and all living things was by God.
See Genesis 1 and 2.
"Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed,
we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven,
not built by human hands. 2 Corinthians 5:1; See also
Revelation 22:14; 21:4; Hebrews 11:10; Matthew 6:20
"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the
soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul
and body in hell." Matthew 10:28. See also Matthew 11:23
Matthew 18:9; Luke 16:23
5. Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ
"This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother
Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they
came together, she was found to be with child through the
Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:18-20; See also Luke 1:26-35
6. Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
"When they came to the place called the Skull, there they
crucified Him, along with the criminals - one on His right,
and the other on His left." Luke 23:33; See also Mark 15:37;
7. Resurrection Of Jesus Christ
"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the
Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here.
See the place where they laid Him." Mark 16:6
8. Salvation is through faith in Christ alone.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and
this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works
so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8,9; See also Romans
5:6-9; I Corinthians 15:3,4; II Timothy 3:15; John 10:9
9. Healing is for today.
"Is any of you sick? He should call the elders of the church
to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the
Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick
person well." James 5:14,15
10. Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Jesus said, "And these signs will accompany those who
believe: In my name they will drive out demons; the will
speak in new tongues..." Mark 16:17; See also Acts 2
11. Imminent Return of Jesus
"For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a
loud command, with the voice of the arch-angel and with
the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise
first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be
caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord
in the air." I Thessalonians 4:16,17