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Who's Who

Just a quick look at some of our great ABCOPAD pastors ----


Patrick Parson (FBC, Blossburg), his wife Bianca, and their 6-month-old daughter Selah.


David Brown (Royersford Baptist)


Sue Wilson-Radel (Forest Baptist, Winburne)


Peter C Wilson (Calvary, Williamsport), Rob Rice (Muncy Baptist) and David Klock (Living Bridge)


Herman and Vivian Fountain (FBC, Berwick)


Eleanor Siegrist (Central Baptist, Williamsport)

Corey Fields (Calvary Baptist, Newark), and Christopher Heisey-Terrell (Prospect Park, Prospect Hill)


Gary Joe Eaches (United Baptist, Scranton)


John and Kelly Farrell (Baptist Tabernacle, Wilkes Barre)



by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 12/14/2018

Welsh Christmas Cookies


Mark Mahserjian-Smith writes:
Following morning worship at United Baptist Church, Scranton, the church family gathered together for coffee, cookies and fellowship. As Susan and I traveled to the church, I told Susan one of the church’s claims to fame i
s their amazing Welsh cookies. Over the past 4 days the church family baked around 300 dozen cookies they use as a fundraiser. So, during coffee hours we got to enjoy freshly baked Welsh Christmas Cookies and were even given a dozen to take home. Pretty sweet Christmas gift without a doubt.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 12/14/2018

FBC Reading Anniversary


First Baptist Church, Reading, recently celebrated its 190th Anniversary. Rev David Turley serves as the interim. Rev Dr David Skinner brought an encouraging message to the urban congregation. He shared how an urban pastor needs to keep one arm around the congregation and the other arm around the community. Currently, there are 5 congregations meeting in this sanctuary each Sunday, 3 of them are Spanish speaking. All 5 congregations will come together to celebrate Christmas Eve. Also participating in the worship service were former pastor, Rev Robert Blixt and former interim, Rev Dr Dan MacDonald.





by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 12/14/2018