Pastor John came to us as part-time Pastor in November of 2011. Having grown the first 47 years of life as a Roman Catholic – 12 years of seminary & 23 years in active ministry as priest & Pastor- he resigned from the church in 1990. He married Louise, has two step-sons, and 3 grandchildren. He was called to Pastor North Madison Congregational Church in 1995. He retired in 2010 from the Madison Church which had grown from 30 members to over 500 active members. “It is an honor and great privilege to be here in Bethlehem. I am humbled by the depth of faith of our members, and the dedicated compassion that is the life-blood of our congregation. Whoever God is in your life, you will find that God present among us here at First Church’
Susan joined our staff in 1993. She is the coordinator of the church office and serves as center point for information and communication for the church. Susan also provides administrative support to the Pastor and Church Council as well as coordinating distribution of funds for the Bethlehem Fuel Bank and Assistance funds.
Allen has served as the Music Director & Organist at First church since 2005. The choral selections are intended to enhance the worship service, combining both traditional and contemporary anthems, hymns and service music. Our choir consists of 8-10 members who enjoy weekly rehearsals that are challenging, informal and fun. The rewards of presenting quality music honor the blessings of the talents we have all been given, and are privileged to share in the worship experience.