About Us

Faith is a church family of enthusiastic people who are passionate about our faith in God and about making a difference in our world! It is the heartbeat of our pastor, staff, and church family that all people be given a clear presentation of the gospel and experience the warmth of having a personal relationship with God. Therefore, our Sunday worship experience encourages personal participation in praise and worship as well as relevant and practical biblical teaching and encouragement. Our core values are summed up in Growing, Connecting, Serving, and Sharing. Click the icons below to learn more about each of our values. 

What to Expect

As you enter the lobby, you will receive a warm welcome from our greeters of Faith. Our greeters will be happy to assist you in finding new information about Faith for you and your family.
We encourage first-time guests to complete a Connection Card, which gives us your contact information to provide you with additional information about Faith or for you to request special prayer. We have a gift for all of our first-time guests.
We have something for the whole family at Faith. Our greeters will assist you in finding the appropriate classroom for your child. Please see our Children’s Ministry page for more information on these programs. Please be reassured all of our volunteers who work with your children are well-trained, screened, and background-checked.
Our worship is contemporary. Preaching is relevant, Bible-based, and enjoyable. Trained prayer teams are available during the worship service to pray with you.



9:00 AM | First Service
11:00 AM | Second Service
11:00 AM | Spanish Service


10:00 AM | Service


10:00 AM | Service


6:00 PM | Service
7:00 PM | Kids, Youth, Young Adults, Men's, Women's Groups
7:00 PM | Kids, Youth, Men's, Women's Groups
7:00 PM | Kids, Adult Bible Study

Our Core Values

Growing our relationship with Jesus.

We believe the Bible is God’s Holy Word and is the only infallible, unfading, reliable source of truth to build our foundation for life upon. We believe that real-life transformation and discipleship occur through the anointed teaching and studying of God’s Word.  (Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 24:35, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and 4:2, James 1:22-25).

Connecting in Biblical community.

 We desire an atmosphere of growth that encourages and strengthens marriages and families. We are committed to strong children, youth and adult ministries.  (Genesis 1:26-28, Psalms 8:1-2, 127:3-5, Matthew 19:4-6)
God’s message of love and forgiveness through Christ is best seen at work within the context of personal relationships.  Our small groups (Life Groups) offer loving friendships, spiritual growth, and accountability through authentic community.  We strive to share life together!  (Acts 2:42-46, John 13:9-17, 1 Corinthians 12 & 14, 1 Thess. 2:8)

Serving others like Jesus.

We believe every follower of Christ is a minister and is to use their spiritual gifts and talents to serve others within our church and throughout the world. (Matthew 20:26, Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12:7, Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Peter 4:10-11).
We believe that God gave His best when He sent His one and only Son, Christ Jesus, to earth to offer us eternal life with Him. Therefore, we seek to honor Him through our commitment to excellence.  We strive for excellence in everything we do because we believe excellence inspires people to higher levels of commitment, confidence and Christian living.  (Malachi 1:6-14, John 3:16, Colossians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 14:12)

Sharing the Gospel with all people.

We believe that God wants us to follow His Great Commission and reach all of those who have not been introduced to a relationship with Him.  We believe God wants us to be a globally minded church.  We desire to share the love of Jesus Christ to the Hazleton Area, it’s surrounding regions and communities around the world.  (Matthew 5:13-16, 25:31-46, 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 10:25-37, John 13:34-35, Acts 1:8)
We believe that God is very relevant to the cultures, races and generations of today. We seek to share God’s word with understanding, creativity and innovation.  All who come will have the opportunity to receive the good news in a doctrinally pure and culturally relevant way.  (Psalm 133:1, John 17:20-24, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, 12:12-27, James 2:1-9, Revelation 5:9-10)

Our Beliefs

As a part of the Assemblies of God, we believe in the “16 Fundamental Truths.” These aren’t new ideas or doctrines made by man. These are 16 points that we believe scripture teaches.  You don’t have to agree with all of them to attend our church, but they are the guideposts for all of our teaching.
  1. The Scriptures Inspired
  2. The One True God
  3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
  4. The Fall of Man
  5. The Salvation of Man
  6. The Ordinances of the Church
  7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
  8. The Initial Physical Evidence.
9. Sanctification
10. The Church and Its Mission
11. The Ministry
12. Divine Healing
13. The Blessed Hope
14. The Millennial Reign of Christ
15. The Final Judgment
16 .The New Heavens and the New Earth

Our Ministries & Programs


We strive to offer your children an atmosphere where they can have fun, where they can be safe, and where they can learn and experience the love of God.


CrossOver is a youth ministry that offers a youth church service each week, small groups, special events, missions trips, and leadership experiences. CrossOver’s mission is to connect students to Christ, to help students grow in their walk with Christ, and to reach the lost! 


Being a “young adult” can look very different; maybe you’re in college. Maybe you’re in the workforce. You could be married., single, or engaged. Maybe you have kids. You might live on your own, or with a roommate, in a dorm, or you may still be living with your family. The thing that connects us is JESUS. 


It’s time to be different. As iron sharpens iron we will ask and answer the question and dilemmas facing men today. This journey of life is not meant to be traveled alone. So together we will laugh in the good times and tough it out in the bad. But know this, no one is alone here. We are our brother’s keepers. So take a deep breath and get in and enjoy the ride with us. 


Find your place to fit in, to grow, and to strengthen your relationship with the Lord in any season of your life! Seasons Women’s Ministry is designed to support all women as they follow God’s plan for their lives. You have many titles: daughter, sister, wife, mom, friend… but always remember your best title: child of God 


We invite you to come out for a time of food, fellowship and fun as we grow deeper in the word of God and deeper in the friendships we form in this group. 

Meet the Team

Rodney Murphy

Lead Pastor, Hazleton Campus
"My passion is to love people and make disciples and then do this life journey together"
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..."

Sal Reyes

Lead Pastor, Weatherly Campus
Sal Reyes is passionate about his relationship with Jesus and desires to share His love with the world. He has been pastoring since 2008, with the last three years as Lead Pastor at Weatherly Faith Church alongside his wonderful wife Maryann and daughter Megan. He has spent a lot of time doing community outreach in various ways and loves to get his hands dirty. He has held his License with the Assemblies of God since 2017 and is actively working towards Ordination. Sal has been happily married to Maryann for 34 years and has been blessed with two daughters, one son-in-law, and one wonderful granddaughter. 

Mo Gregory

Lead Pastor, Nanticoke Campus
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.”

Dj Galade

Associate/ Youth Pastor, Hazleton Campus
Donald J. (DJ) Galade grew up in the Hazleton area and actually began attending Faith Church when he was 11. After receiving a call to ministry and completing school at Northeast Ministry School, he now serves on staff as an Associate/Youth Pastor since 2018. He married his wife Autumn Galade in 2020, and she now serves as Faith Church's worship leader.
He strives to create a dynamic and relevant ministry students want to be a part of. To equip and enable students to take ownership of and use their gifts on a regular bases. To develop a culture of transparent, sincere worship that permeates lives. To instill Biblical teaching in students; so they know what they believe and can defend it. To facilitate the growth of ACTIVE faith. And, to have fun!

Rachel Harding

Children's Pastor, Hazleton Campus
Rachel grew up attending Faith Church and has several years of experience in children’s ministry. She is currently enrolled in Global University’s Berean School of the Bible.
She loves building relationships with children and desires for them to have a firm foundation in God’s word, to have their own personal relationship with Jesus, and to see Him transform their hearts.
She wants children to have fun and love being a part of the Faith Kids’ Clubhouse!

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