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2015 ABWomen's Conference






It was an amazing Conference at Shippensburg University, June 12-14. Focused on the theme, "Our Time To Thrive," women from Pennsylvania and Delaware gathered for a time of worship, fellowship, and great fun.  Leadership included Jeffrey Johnson, Keynote Speaker; Babette Perednia, Praise and Worship Leader; Suzanne Kershaw, Devotional Leader; Peter & Sarah McCurdy, Missionary Speakers; and The Keelings, Saturday Night Entertainment. What a blessing!!!

You can see more pictures at ABCOPAD Photobucket 

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/15/2015

2015 Centre Association Pastors and Spouses


The Centre Association Pastors and Spouses met at Hoss's in Huntingdon. It was great seeing so many friends. Lots of laughter. One of the things that made the Centre Association Pastor's meeting fun was the special events represented around the table. Pastor David and Valerie Ford were celebrating their anniversary and Pastor John Staje and Pastor Ray Crownover were celebrating birthdays. Hoss's staff made it fun. 

More pictures at Photobucket


by Bud Russell Categories: Region Life ~ Date: 6/9/2015

New Covenant Installation Service




Many members of the ABCOPAD Family participated in the Installation service for Pastor Melody Walden at New Covenant Baptist Church, Pottstown (Central Union Association).

Participants included: Dan MacDonald, charge to the congregation; Kevin Walden, charge to the pastor; Brenda Shaw honoring of the Pastor's spouse; Blake Edwards, installation vows; Brad Lacey, prayer of dedication; Doug Stratton, greeting from Central Union Association; Rev. Mary Etta Mest, greeting from Clergy Association of Pottstown. 

You can see additional pictures at Photobucket

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 6/9/2015

Clergy Ethics Course - 2015 Spring




We had an outstanding group who gathered at the First Regular Baptist Church of Huntingdon for the ABCOPAD Clergy Ethics course. Kevin Walden, Regional Pastor for Pastoral Leaders, was our lead instructor. Pastor Eric Kraihanzel also joined us [via Go To Meeting] to talk about ethics in the midst of Student Ministries.

A complete album of pictures can be seen on Photobucket

by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 6/6/2015

ACTS 2015 Spring Graduation


The Academy of Christian Training and Service

Our 2015 Spring ACTS Graduation celebration was held at the West Shore Baptist Church in Camp Hill. What an awesome group of graduates along with their families. It was an honor to be present along with so many of our ACTS team .

You can check out all the photos HERE at PHOTOBUCKET.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 6/1/2015