Meet Our ABCOPAD Pastors
Wandering across Pennsylvania, our region staff has opportunities to catch up with several ABCOPAD pastors ---
Meet Pastor Ron and Jamie Wagner. Pastor Ron is a bi-vocational minister who owns his own HVAC company and serves as lead pastor at the Montandon Baptist Church. Pastor Ron’s wife Jamie is also very active in the ministry of Montandon BC, using her musical gifts and love of Children’s ministry in the life of the congregation. Both Pastor Ron and Jamie have been long time members of the church, allowing them to understand the community the church serves as well as the ability to tailor ministries to the neighborhood. As a result, the church has been connecting with community members who have now started attending morning worship. The church also has an exciting partnership with a senior living center where the church family connects with the residents who often live alone and have little to no family supporting them.
Meet Pastor Debbie Marker. Pastor Debbie recently completed her Academy of Christian Training and Service (ACTS) education and received her Certification from the Northumberland Baptist Association through the Montandon Baptist Church. Pastor Debbie finished her ABPS profile and is now in the process of discerning where God wants her to serve.
Meet Pastor Jillian Hankamer of First Baptsit Church of Lewisburg. Pastor Jillian began ministry at FBC at the beginning of April. It was fun getting to know Pastor Jillian who previously served as an Associate Pastor in Indiana before receiving a call to Lewisburg. During lunch, Pastor Jillian shared her love of travel including leading students of her former church on a mission trip to Macedonia and a trip she and her husband Eric took to Singapore.
Meet Rev. Cory Hartman and his wife Kelly. Cory is the former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hollidaysburg and now the founder of Fulcrum Content. Cory is a gifted writer and is seeking to use his talents and skills to help ministries in sharing their message. It was good connecting with these friends and partners in ministry launching out in this new business endeavor seeking to reach our culture in new and innovative ways
Meet Rev. Paul Carter. Pastor Paul and his family reside in Lewistown; however, Paul has been commuting to Harrisburg to participate in a Chaplaincy program at one of the hospitals in the area. It was great hearing many of the stories coming out of Pastor Paul’s experience often being on call to care for individuals and families who had been through extraordinary trauma as well as making regular visits for patients on the various floors of the hospital. Pastor Paul described some of the self discovery coming out of his time working with the Chaplaincy team. It was good catching up with this partner in ministry continuing to serve in retirement.
Meet Pastor Brad Lacey, Senior Pastor at FBC, Conshohocken. Brad and his church family host a weekly radio show on 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia.