Our Pastors


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Pastor Scott Allen
Christ Community Church
Strangest thing that’s ever happened during a sermon: I had a heart attack. Not kidding.
Greatest fear: Another Sixer gets hurt
Other interesting tidbit: My nickname in high school was “Arnie” after the late Arnold Palmer – I wore green pants to school one day (thanks mom!) and some kid said, “Hey, you look like Arnold Palmer!” – I was Arnie from then on.

 

Pastor Marcos Almonte
Brandywine Baptist Church
Place you’ve got to visit: Any local coffee shop
Favorite musician/band/author: Band- Casting Crowns, Author- John Piper and Stephen King
Other interesting tidbit: First Minority Pastor of 3rd oldest Baptist Church in America

 

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Pastor Mark Atkinson
Fairview Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Strangest thing that’s happened during a sermon: being yelled at by a woman from the back row of the nave.
Favorite Artist/Musician: The Boss
Other interesting tidbit: we have lived in Turkey, Poland, and Peru–pastoring English language international churches

 

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Pastor Chris Benzing
Marsh Creek Community Church
Place you’ve got to visit: Any local coffee shop
Favorite sports team/athlete: Surfer Kelly Slater
Greatest fear: Falling into a deep hole
Other interesting tidbit: Spent time in a Mount Athos Monastery with Greek Monks

 

Pastor Tim Brown
Grace Covenant EPC
If I wasn’t a pastor, I’d be: Looking for a job!
Greatest fear: Piranhas or sharks; I can’t decide whether to go slowly or quickly.
Best present ever: Tickets with a college friend to the U2 360° Tour at Soldier Field

 

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Pastor Phil Carnuccio
Providence Church
Strangest thing that’s happened during a sermon: I preached with my zipper down like Pacman
Place I’ve got to go to: I’d love to surf the long, easy waves of Waikiki
Random tidbit: My twin brother married my high school sweetheart. Also, my sister ran me over with a car when I was 12.

 

PastorCROFTheadshotPastor Wayne Croft
St. Paul’s Baptist Church
Strangest thing that’s happened during a sermon: I unknowingly cut the inside of my mouth with my braces and was bleeding while I was preaching a sermon on death. Those listening were watching blood coming out my mouth.
Place I’ve got to go to: Oxford
My last meal (and with whom): stuffed salmon with Benjamin Elijah Mays

 

tim_doeringPastor Tim Doering
Netzer
Place you’ve got to visit: Peru
Strangest thing that’s ever happened during a sermon: a super old guy answered a cell call and proceeded to have the conversation…
Last meal (what food and would eat with whom): Chana Paneer (Indian) with my wife & kids (the boys would be eating something else).

 

EdelmanPastor Mike Edelman
Calvary Fellowship
Place I’ve got to go to: White water rafting down the Colorado River, Australia, Hot air ballon ride, Israel
Favorite athlete: Jerry West (1972 LA Lakers)
My last meal: 32oz prime rib at Seven Stars with my wife and family

 

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Pastor Stan Gale
Iron Works Church
Passion outside of ministry: Tennis, Writing
If I wasn’t a pastor, I’d be: unemployed
Favorite movie: King Kong (1933)

 

 

GoodmanPastor Shirley Goodman
West Chester Church of the Nazarene
Passion outside of ministry: Family, Music, Time with friends
Greatest place I’ve been to: South Africa
If I wasn’t a pastor, I’d be: an entrepreneur or business owner

 

 

bob_guaglionePastor Bob Guaglione
Calvary Chapel Delaware County
Place you’ve got to visit: the 5 fishing villages in Cinque Terre, Italy, or any quaint New England beach town.
Favorite sports team/athlete: basketball–I was All American at Widener in 1980’s and got drafted for pro in Europe but went into ministry instead!
Last meal: breaded chicken cutlets made by my South Philly relatives in Packer Park with my family; Hoagie from Ro Lynn Deli in Brookhaven; Pops Water Ice on Oregon Avenue.

 

wil_hallArea Director Wil Hall
Northern Chester County Young Life
Passion outside of ministry: I love running, reading, playing basketball and soccer, listening to music, drinking lots of coffee, traveling, playing instruments.
Favorite sports team/athlete: United States Soccer Team
Greatest fear: I hate ticks

 

HolmanPastor Robb Holman
Meeting House Church
Favorite team and athlete: Philadelphia Eagles, and Larry Bird
My last meal: Hamburger casserole
Random tidbit: I did the first commercial for the kids game show Double Dare in the ’80s

 

jason_houckPastor Jason Houck
Mission Community Church
Favorite team and athlete: Philadelphia Eagles, and Larry Bird
If you weren’t a pastor, you would be: a premier-league goal keeper (at least, this is what I would want to be), but would probably end up in healthcare
Favorite sports team/athlete:  UNC TARHEELS!
Greatest fear:  falling into a pit of snakes…I hate, no…I LOATHE snakes!

 

mark_houghPastor Mark Hough
West Chester University CRU
Passion outside of ministry: Sports (NFL and UFC).
Greatest fear: Claustrophobia and snakes… Being in a tight space with snakes, shoot me!
Other interesting tidbit: I take goofy pictures for my drivers license… not sure why, just think it’s funny.

 

HudzinaPastor Tom Hudzina
Liberti Church
Passion outside of ministry: Man stuff, and history (especially presidential)
If I wasn’t a pastor, I’d be: a summer camp director or a congressman
Strangest thing that happened during a sermon: someone answered a rhetorical question with another question

 

ProvidenceHeadshots-060-(ZF-2711-65285-1-060)Pastor Todd Madonna
Chester County Young Life
If I wasn’t a pastor, I’d be: a salesman. I sold furniture in college. Ask me anything about ottomans, I dare you!
Favorite musician/band: U2, Coldplay
Last meal: Nachos with plenty of cheese, guacamole, and salsa; I’d eat it with my sons and wife.

 

NelsonPastor Peter Nelson
Goshen Baptist Church
Place I’ve got to go to: Yosemite National Park
Strangest thing that happened during communion: after we all drank the cup together, we discovered that someone had added tabasco sauce to the grape juice
Random tidbit: I’ve had a patch of gray hair since childhood

 

tracy_salettaRev. Dr. Tracy L. Saletta
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship and JusticeRain, INC
Strangest thing that’s ever happened during a sermon: Someone fainted behind me on stage
Greatest fear: What!? So it’s in writing?? No way!
Other interesting tidbit: I love dogs, and would have 10 if only my husband would let me! He put the limit on 3.

 

bill_shawExecutive Director Bill Shaw
Life Transforming Ministries
If you weren’t a pastor, you would be: One time in high school I worked very seriously on a computer based career assessment. The only job it matched me to was Firefighter.
Favorite sports team/athlete: Chase Utley is the man.
Favorite musician/band/author: I know a whole lot about Bob Dylan

 

unnamed-2Pastor Steve Smickley (aka Smick)
Calvary Chapel Delaware County
Place you’ve got to visit: Yellowstone National Park – I was there twice as a kid, I want to go back and see if it is as magical as I remember.
Greatest fear: The dark! I don’t look in mirrors in the dark, I am suspicious of what is under the bed, and terrified of the woods at night.
Other interesting tidbit: The first small group I attended met in the torpedo room of a submarine – USS Haddock

 

will_snyderPastor Will Snyder
Forks of the Brandywine
Strangest thing that’s ever happened during a sermon: Someone yelled out “that’s why Jesus was a republican!”, after which I responded, “this is not a dialogue”
Favorite musician/band/author: Ben Harper
Greatest fear: Flying

 

TrippPastor Jon Tripp
God’s Grace Bible Church
Place I’ve got to go to: Alaskan Bush
Greatest fear: Rats
Random Tidbit: I have 11 fingers

 

 

Van ArsdalePastor Bob Van Arsdale
Calvary Fellowship
Strangest thing that happens during a sermon: people actually staying awake!!
Greatest fear: sleeping in until noon on a Sunday
My last meal: shrimp alfredo

 

 

andy_websterPastor Andy Webster
Woodland Community Church
If you weren’t a pastor, you would be: A Hobby Farmer
Greatest fear: A world with no Reese’s.
Other interesting tidbit: My wife Sara and I only went on 3 official dates before I proposed to her. We’re a little crazy.

 

matthew_yorkPastor Matthew York
Faith Alliance Church
Passion outside of ministry: All things hockey related.
Place you’ve got to visit: I just recently visited the Rockies. Next would be England.
If you weren’t a pastor, you would be: Apple Store associate.
Strangest thing that’s ever happened during a sermon: awkward water spot on Khakis…….:/

 

YoungPastor Peter Young
New Horizons Fellowship
If I wasn’t a pastor, I’d be: a musician
Strangest thing that happened during a sermon: I danced and rapped
My last meal: French onion soup, caesar salad, filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes, cherry/raspberry pie with vanilla ice cream.

 

 

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