I received Christ as a sixteen year old in 1980 shortly after the death of my father. This was a very hard time for me. I felt lost and very alone. A very precious couple named Clark and Chris patiently explained the Gospel to me and I made a personal decision to receive Christ as my Savior.
As a young believer I still had a whole lot of questions. Why was I here? What was my purpose in life? etc...and while struggling to figure all that out (on my own), I joined the Air Force in 1982. After a couple years I was frustrated with myself and everyone around me. Yet, during the last year of my service, I met a chaplain at Plattsburg AFB who took the time to invest in my life and rekindle my fire for Christ.
I was discharged in 1985 and decided to stay in Rome, NY where I was stationed and had found a church. When a new pastor took over the church in 1987, our small church was struggling terribly. God used him to encourage me to pursue taking bible college courses and to learn more about ministering to God's people. So, I started taking classes at Central New York Bible Institute and was ordained in 1995 before moving to Liberia, West Africa with my wife for 5 months to help our sister church there.
Upon returning from Africa, I began traveling each week with my pastor to Seneca Falls for an evening bible study. After a short period of time, the bible study grew, relocated and began regularly scheduled Sunday worship services. My wife Karen and I moved here to Seneca Falls in 1999.
Our church is like a growing family. We're certainly not perfect and we have a lot to learn from one another. And while there are other excellent churches in this area, we hope to be one that will reveal Christ and help you in your journey with the Lord.