Pastor's Page

Our congregation is thoroughly rooted in our community, serving here for over 200 years, from the town’s earliest days.  With Christians of all traditions, we are founded on faith in God through a living Christ.  In Jesus, we find a renewed life of purpose based in love, with forgiveness and hope, now and eternally.


                             We are also a forward-looking congregation.  We are thankful for                             recently completed in our building and yard—we welcome you to check them out.  More so, we aim to be renovated people, refreshed in our spiritual lives and ready to serve our community in new ways. 


                                             Worship at 10:30 is a mix of older tradition and newer                        style.  As American Baptists, we emphasize the Bible as God’s message to us, as well as individual responsibility for our spiritual decisions and growth.  Our 9:30 Adult Bible Class is an opportunity to explore together what scripture says for us today.  We would be delighted to have you join with us, wherever you are in your own journey.  Send me an e-mail—I’d be glad to hear from you.

                   In Christ,   Dick Sharber

                   Pastor's Cell: 201-788-9128



Dick Sharber has served as our  intermim pastor for three years and was installed as the 39th pastor of our beloved church January 22, 2012.  Dick has served six American Baptist churches in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and now works as a hospice chaplain during the week.  He is blessed with wife, Susan, a high school science teacher, and three young adult children.