Scott grew up on a dairy farm in Western Pennsylvania near Shanksville. He accepted Jesus as his personal Savior during youth group at Brothersvalley Church of the Brethren. His family was involved with the music ministry at church. After graduating from The Penn State University with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Economics and Rural Sociology he met his bride Susie on the tennis courts of Solanco High School. She smiled then sped away on a motorcycle and he chased her. After 37 years of marriage, they have three great kids and eight beautiful grands (with one more on the way)! He is an Investment Advisor with Raymond James. Scott has been a member here at Faith since 1998 and has enjoyed being involved in the music ministry along with being challenged as a Deacon and an Elder. Currently, Scott has responsibilities with AWANA, Sunday School, Praise Team and Pulpit Search Committee. A few of his “you gotta go to, man” Bible verses are; for a standard – Psalm 1, for comfort – Psalm 23, for accountability – I Peter 5 and for responsibility – Colossians 3. “So, so thankful for God’s grace and mercy in my life!”
Mark has been a member of Faith Church since 1995. He is married to Susan, and they have raised 2 sons. Mark works for Herr’s as the Research & Development Process Engineer. Mark has served as an usher, youth group chaperone and life group leader at Faith Church. Mark’s decision to accept the nomination for the position of elder stems from thankfulness for the many ways God has blessed him and his family. Additionally, a debt of gratitude for other members of Faith Church that served, in various capacities, as Mark and Susan raised their children also influenced his decision
Lynn grew up in Oxford and attended Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church where he gave his life to Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior. After returning home from Thailand while serving in the Army, Lynn married Chris on a snowy Valentine’s Day in 1970. He and his wife transferred their membership from Bethany OPC to Faith Church in 1996. Lynn sang in the choir, worked with boy’s brigade and has served on the session for 17 years.
“I was blessed to be born into a Christian home. I was raised on a dairy farm in southern Lancaster County. I was the youngest of four siblings. Growing up we went to Sunday School and Church as a family. That included Sunday evening and Wednesday evening prayer meeting.
When I was eight years old my mother was diagnosed with Leukemia and eight months later she went home to be with Jesus. Through this time we experienced a lot of care and love from the church family. A year and a half later Dad remarried and we were blessed with a godly stepmother. A few years later we were joined by 2 more sisters and 1 brother, wow!
At the age of eleven I was attending a boy’s camp at church and the Holy Spirit opened my eyes and heart and I saw that I was a sinner and needed to ask Jesus to forgive me. I have always been thankful for the solid biblical teaching and the truths that I learned from the Westminster Children’s Catechism. The Lord has kept his hand on me through my teenage years. In the decade of the sixties our society went through a lot of rebellion, especially morality.
In 1975 I married Thelma. We were blessed with 3 children, Michael, Gary, and Lisa. Our middle son, Gary was born with a severe disability. Through he never spoke a word, he taught us and others in his contact a lot of patience, love, and gratitude. We are also blessed with 5 grandchildren. I have been part of Faith Church all my life. ‘Trust in the Lord with all thy heart, Lean not on thy own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.’ Proverbs 3:5-6.”
The Lord blessed me with being raised in a Christian home in Conestoga, PA. I am one of eight children and being involved in our church fellowship was a family priority. I accepted the Lord as my Savior as a young child but during high school had a time of rebellion. As a young adult, the Holy Spirit worked in my heart to draw me back and I have strived to honor God since that time. I met Lisa on a blind date at Faith Church over 30 years ago. We have raised our family as a part of the Faith Church Family and I have served in various ways over the years, including property management, youth group and young adult advisors, mission trips, nursery, Sunday school, VBS, bell choir roadie and head usher. It is a true joy for me and Lisa to worship together with 4 generations of family here at Faith. I’ve worked as an electrician for Armstrong and Longwood Gardens for many years and enjoy riding motorcycles, kayaking, and being outdoors. A life verse for me is Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge HIM, and He will direct your paths.”
I was blessed to have been born to Christian parents, Bob and Kitty McCullough in West Chester, PA. I am the youngest of four children, having two older sisters; Barbara and Janet and an older brother, Dan. While attending church growing up, it was Dan who led me to Christ. He had explained to me that just going to church doesn’t make me a Christian but having a relationship with Christ by trusting Him as my savior does. It was Maundy Thursday, 1980 that I asked Christ into my life; to pardon my sin and be my Lord and Savior.
In 1995, Polly, Wills and I began regularly attending and ultimately joining Faith Church. I found the teaching to be most convicting and God’s Word was alive to me more than ever. I joined the Church Choir and got deeply involved in Bible Study which led me to serving the Lord in this church as a deacon in 1999, the same year we welcomed Thea into our family. In the years since, I have lead a Life Group and a Men’s Small Group as well as continued studying the Scriptures. With the Lord impressing His call to serve upon me, I have adopted Philippians 2:3-4 as foundational verses. ‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should not only look to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.’
Bob joined Faith Church in 1988. He served in the Air Force and is a retired manager from AT&T and retired as a senior member of the technical staff for Computer Sciences Corporation. Bob has two adult children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One of Bob’s favorite passages is Ephesians 1:4-6, “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will — to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.”
Bob has been a member of Faith Church since 1978, he and Bobbi have 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. In addition to activities at Faith, such as VBS, A Cappella and senior choir; they are active with Gideons International. Phil. 4: 6&7 “ Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
I grew up in Willow Grove, PA about 100 yards south of Calvary PCA. My family did not attend church, but my parents, because of my grandmother’s influence, sent us across the street to the Catholic church for catechism training. My grandmother was a loving, kind, and joyful lady who loved Jesus. At the age of 15, I had the opportunity to meet the youth director from Calvary Church. He and his wife ran community sports nights at the church gym. I loved sports, so this was a natural place for me to be drawn. But what really attracted me was the kindness of the youth workers. They were living the gospel in front of me and God was using them to draw me to Himself. I realized I wanted what they had and when I was 16, I truly came to understand, believe and to trust in Jesus.
Following high school, I went on to attend Covenant College. After college, I married Jonell Aument, whose grandfather Roy Aument was one of the founding members of Faith Church. We have 3 children who all grew up at Faith. I went on to teach fifth grade for 27 years and just recently ‘stepped away’ from that career. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says ‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the sun.’ That season of my life has ended and I am pursuing God’s guidance for this new season of life.
Jonell and I have been members of Faith Church for over 37 years. We have been active in just about every area in the life of Faith. We have been blessed to fellowship with some of the most wonderful people in God’s family. We are excited about the ways we see God’s kingdom growing at Faith and desire to be a part of that growth. I have been on the session in the past and look forward to serving you again in that ministry.