We are a group of mostly local people whom God has called to Himself through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. God has called us to be devoted to Him as well as to one another. Churches aren't built by placing bricks and mortar together or by conducting inspiring services. Rather, they are built by the transforming power of Jesus Christ as He draws together believers into a local community. A group of worshippers becomes an actual congregation whenever it begins thinking and operating like a family, a church family that is joined in the person of Christ by a common faith, a common devotion, and a common love for one another. Each one of us is at a different stage in our spiritual journey, but it is our aim to live so that others see Jesus in us. Our deep desire is not to simply tell people that we are a church. Our goal is to be a church in the truest sense by functioning as a church family. We sincerely invite you to join us in our commitment to this endeavor.
It is our desire that the Sunday morning service be a place of refuge where one is able to engage in worship that is from the heart. Our worship is Christ-centered, traditional in style, yet also incorporating contemporary hymns that effectively communicate the great holiness and love of God, our need for a Savior, and the good news of Christ's work on our behalf. Nursery care is provided as well as a children's church time during the sermon. Our average attendance is 90. Our Sunday School provides classes for all ages and is focused on learning the truths of Scripture while also encouraging fellowship and mutual care one for the other.
Pastor William Baral is originally from Gettysburg, PA. He received a Master of Divinity from Temple Baptist Seminary in Chattanooga, TN and a Master of Theology from Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA. He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America ( PCA ) and a member of the Susquehanna Valley Presbytery.
Before entering pastoral ministry, Bill worked as a carpenter in both residential and commercial construction. He began serving as our pastor in December of 2005.
Pastor Baral and his wife, Kate, have three children, a daughter and two sons.