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. As a part of the Assemblies of God, we believe the 16 Fundamentals.

GROW

As a church. we are committed to 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).

CONNECT

Connecting with one another in Biblical community is one of our primary focuses.

 

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)

SERVE

We strive to serve others like Jesus.

Faith Assembly is led by spiritually and naturally gifted servant leaders, called by God, to doing something significant for His kingdom.  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)

SHARE

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)

What to Expect

We want you to feel welcomed at Faith Church! When you visit us, you can 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 give 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 finding the appropriate classroom for your child. For more information on these programs, please see our Children’s Ministry page. Please be reassured, all of our volunteers who work with your children are well-trained, screened, and background checked.

Our worship is contemporary. Pastor Rodney’s preaching is relevant, bible based, and enjoyable. Trained prayer teams are available during the worship service to pray with you.

REGULAR SERVICES

HAZLETON

SUNDAY

9:00 AM | First Service

11:00 AM | Second Service

6:00 PM | Prayer

 

TUESDAY

Bi-weekly  7:00 PM | Crossover Youth Next Level Small Group (All Campuses)

 

WEDNESDAY

7:00 PM | Bible Studies/ Clubhouse Kids/   Crossover Youth/ Young Adults

 

THURSDAY

1:00 PM | Forever Friends Senior Adult Small Group

 

FRIDAY

6:30 PM | Men's Small Group

 

DRUMS

SUNDAY

10:30 AM | Blended Service

WEATHERLY

SUNDAY

6:00 PM | Evening Service

STAFF

PASTOR RODNEY 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

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PASTOR JIM PAISLEY

Teaching/ Worship Pastor

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!

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PASTOR MO GREGORY

Children's Pastor

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.”

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PASTOR SAL REYES

Associate Pastor

 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

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PASTOR DONALD J. GALADE

Youth Pastor

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 Youth Pastor & Director of Technology.

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!

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PASTOR KEITH EVANS

Associate Pastor

Pastor Keith and Jeni come with 24 years of full-time and part-time Pastoral ministry experience. Pastor Keith and Jeni have served as staff Pastors in Windsor, PA; Brunswick, MD; Hagerstown, MD; Falling Waters, WV; Springfield, MO; Berwick, PA; and Faith Church in Drums, PA.

Pastor Keith and Jeni are currently Pastoring Faith Church Drums which is a new Satellite Church connected with Faith Church in Hazleton, PA!

Pastor Keith has a BA in Business Administration with a Minor in Bible and a MA in Counseling. Jeni is a Middle School Principal in Danville, PA. Pastor Keith has a private counseling practice in Berwick, PA – Harbor of Hope Counseling, LLC

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HAZLETON

9:00 AM/ 10:45 AM

570-459-2410

34 Fox Manor Rd.

Hazle-township, PA 18202

DRUMS

10:00 AM

570-764-6444

4 Rittenhouse Pl

Drums, PA 18222

WEATHERLY

6:00 PM

570-427-8511

560 3rd St

Weatherly, PA 18255