Welcome to Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Our mission is to know Christ and to make Him know.

About Faith Church

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   Our Pastors

 

 

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Neil has been the Senior Pastor of Faith since 1997. A western Pennsylvania native, he is a 1977 graduate of Grove City College and a 1983 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (but please don't hold this against him!). He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2007. Neil previously served churches in Altoona, PA (1986-1997) and Downingtown, PA (1983-1986).

Neil came to faith in Christ at a revival service in his home church at the age of eleven. He sensed a call from God to full-time ministry at the age of fourteen. He considers himself a blessed man to have the privilege to serve as Pastor of Faith.

Neil and his wife Mary Sue were married in 1977 and live in West Springfield. They are the parents of three children: Erin, Lindsay, and Nathan.

While he has adopted the Redskins and Nationals as his second-favorite football and baseball teams, respectively, he remains a loyal and devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates, the teams he has followed since childhood.

 

 

Rev. David Fischler, Pastor for Church Planting

David was born of Jewish parents in New Jersey. He became a Christian in college after reading the Bible for the first time. He was educated at Rutgers University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Pennsylvania.

David spent over 22 years in the pastorate in North Carolina, serving churches in the United Methodist and Moravian denominations before coming to Faith Church in March of 2006. He has long dreamed of being a church planter, and was delighted when God called him to that work in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 2006.

David and his wife of 26 years, Maryanne, have one daughter, Rebecca, who recently received her Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. David is an avid chess player, a life long baseball fan (go Braves!), a voracious reader of science fiction, an Internet blogger, a player of the autoharp, and an amateur student of astronomy and cosmology.