Pastor Rodney Murphy and Stephanie Murphy Lead Pastor
Pastor Rodney has been serving the Lord in full time pastoral ministry since 1992. Originally from Northeast Ohio, Rodney and his wife Stephanie have served at churches in Chesterland, Ohio, Lancaster, Pa and Reading. Pastor Rodney enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports, reading, traveling, teaching and being a dad.
Pastor Rodney's desire is to lead Faith as a community of believers based on our relationships: with God, with each other and with our community. His theme verse for his call is, 1 Thessalonians 2:8- "We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well..."
"My passion is to love people and make disciples and then do this life journey together" ~Pastor Rodney
Pastor Art and his devoted wife Cindy lived and worked in the Allentown and Philadelphia areas before settling in Sugarloaf, where they raised their three children. He enjoys overseeing construction/renovation projects, refinishing antique furniture and listening to jazz music.
As an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, Art oversees finance and facility operations, along with engaging in various pastoral care roles. He is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, and an Assemblies of God Certified Life Coach. Art considers his primary purpose and calling to be assisting others through ministries of counseling, coaching, mentoring, prayer and healing.
Pastor Jim and his wife Wendy have 4 wonderful children: Trevor, Summer, Skylar, and Tanner. They have served at Faith since 2008. You’re most likely to find their family playing any sport that has a ball involved! Jim loves to golf, write music, and eat Mexican food!
Jim serves as our Worship Pastor & Youth Pastor. He desires to see the body of Christ initiate in intimate, genuine, and spirit-led Worship. His greater passion is to connect, grow, and influence this generation of students for the cause of Christ!
Maureen Gregory (Mo) is originally from Long Island, New York. After coming to this area she met her husband Rich. Mo and Rich have three sons, Alex, Aiden & Andy live in Sheppton, PA.
“One of my favorite life changing experiences was at a Children’s Winter Breakaway, where I discovered that the Holy Spirit can fill, move and use children in a very powerful, very real way. It is in my heart to reach children wherever they are. Children matter. God loves them and their families love them. If I can show one child that Jesus loves them, they can take that love, multiply it and transform an entire family. I know this because I did just that with my own family.”
Catherine is originally from New Jersey, but spent most of her childhood and teenage years in the small town of Ackermanville, Pennsylvania. Catherine and her husband Bill raised their five children in the Tamaqua area. She enjoys gardening, reading, studying, and because Catherine and Bill are now ”Empty Nesters" one of their greatest joys are spending time together and loving on their six grandchildren.
Her passion as an Associate Pastor is to see others come to know Christ as their Savior and experience the freedom that Christ gives as they come to know their identity in Christ. As that identity is realized, her heart is to encourage each one to grow through praying, learning, and serving together. Her desire is to reach out to and provide a safe place for women to grow in the Lord in all seasons of life, to understand how precious they are to God, come together to build relationships with other women here at Faith and together learn to walk in the fullness of the Spirit as they are equipped to serve God.
Salvador Reyes is the community pastor here at faith. Sal and his wife Maryann have two daughters, Alyssa and Megan. Sal loves people, working and being outside. He also enjoys whittling and working with his hands. Sal is excited about what Jesus has done in his life and family's life. He has been saved for almost ten years and began pursuing his license 6 years ago part time at night.
Sal is also the building manager and oversees a good portion of the responsibilities here in relation to the building. He oversees a team of volunteers that help maintain the building inside and out. Sal and his team also go out and do visitations, communion and community projects in the Hazleton area.
"My vision is to continuously reach out to the community through service, compassion and love. With my volunteers my goal is to spend time together serving and as we work side by side we experience true discipleship." -Sal Reyes