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                                                    Meet our Pastor, Brendan Van Gorder

                                                 Pastor Brendan prays for God to bring healing, liberation,

                                            and unity. He was born in Ireland, grew up near Harrisburg

                                            PA, and attended the University of Pennsylvania for his BA in

                                            Political Science and Princeton Theological Seminary for his

                                            Masters of Divinity.  Pastor Brendan has done ministry                                                         through chaplaincy at

                                                Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia and Bordentown Youth

                                             Correctional Facility in New Jersey. He has also served as a

                                             pastoral minister at St. Paul's Baptist Church in North

                                             Philadelphia, and has gotten a ministry grant and helped

                                             run a youth program at Calvary United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan, where his grandparents live. He enjoys building relationships with people and connecting communities. He plays guitar, saxophone, and loves to dance. He is married to Gina, a Philadelphia high school English teacher, and they have a beautiful daughter named Zoramya and a new baby girl, Ariella. He believes Luke 17:21 when it says that the kingdom of God is within us all.

     Pastor Brennan began his ministry with us on July 2nd. Please pray for our congregation as we move forward with joyful anticipation of these new beginnings.

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To contact Pastor Brendan please call the church office and leave a message


OR text 267-210-5232

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