FIRST WESLEYAN CHURCH
Bridgeton Wesleyan Church - Blended Worship, Leadership Development
Bridgeton Wesleyan Church has served our community for the past 75 years. We enjoy Blended Worship and Leadership Development. Upper Deerfield Medical Center
Karen and I grew up as dating teens at First Wesleyan when my father was pastor, graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1970-71, were married at FWC, and became involved in youth ministry. In 1977 we answered a call to prepare for pastoral service and moved to Allentown, PA with our 2 sons to attend United Wesleyan College. While there God blessed us with a daughter. Upon graduation, we returned to New Jersey to pastor at Carney’s Point Wesleyan for 10 years. We moved back to Allentown, PA, and served as pastor at Trinity Wesleyan for 19 years. While at Trinity I was able to complete an MA in Pastoral Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Fifty years later we have now served as a pastoral couple at FWC for 11 years Easter 2021. We have the joy of having our grandson, Kevin Jr. live with us following a catastrophic accident on Christmas 2013 which left him a paraplegic. He graduated from Cumberland Regional High School in 2018 and is currently attending Rowan College of South Jersey. Kevin will be following the fourth generation to answer a call to pastoral ministry.