Richard Harris, Elder/Pastor
Pastor Harris was born in Buffalo, NY, where he met his wife, Mary Jayne, in church. They were married in 1971 and have four adult children, and two grandchild. Pastor Harris graduated from Shelton College in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and graduated in 1975 from Biblical Theological Seminary with the Master of Divinity degree.
He came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a teen through the ministry of the Bible Presbyterian Church on Grand Island, NY. He developed a strong relationship with his Pastor, Rev. Robert Vandermey, now retired. Through that association, Pastor Harris followed in his Pastor's footsteps and worked in the same bakery in Buffalo, and went to the same college and was headed for the same Seminary. During Seminary he became associated with the Bible Fellowship Church in Hatfield, PA where the Seminary was located. That denomination was very close in doctrine and ministry outlook as the Bible Presbyterian Church. Added to this, he studied the Scriptures on the various issues related to church government and practice, and decided to join the Bible Fellowship Church where he has served in three different congregations in the past 42 years.
The focus of his ministry is to accurately exposit the Word of God and faithfully teach the precepts of Scripture, with a major emphasis on practical application of the Scriptures.
John Crouch, Elder
John is in an management position in a national company in the digital marketing department. John and his wife, Roseann have six children, and six grand children. John has faithfully served as an elder for over 10 years in our fellowship and has represented our congregation at our yearly Annual Conference of the Bible Fellowship Church. John has demonstrated great wisdom and service for the Lord and is a steady "rock" for our congregation.
Steve Kay, Elder
Steve and his wife Hatsuyo came to know the Lord Jesus Christ through the ministry of this local church more than 12 years ago. Steve has served the Church as a Deacon and has demonstrated by his life and witness that he qualifies for Eldership in the Bible Fellowship Church. He has been an Elder for 4 years now. We are particularly blessed to have Steve and Hatsuyo in our fellowship, both of them are dedicated to the Cause of Christ and His Church. Steve is retired from the railroad and was an engineer as well as holding other positions. Steve and Hatsuyo have two adult children and and has five grandchildren.
Tom Sacco, Elder
Tom comes to us with a lot of experience in the ministry of the local Church. He is uniquely qualified to serve as an Elder in our Congregation. Tom is a valued team member at a local home supply store and is well respected in that venue. Tom and his Maria have two wonderful children in their teens, Freddy and Ruthy. Our Church is very blessed to have Tom and his family serving the Lord in our Church.
Ron Zjawin, Elder
Ron and his wife Rosemarie have been committed to our fellowship for many years. Ron was elected Elder in February 2019 and is recognized in our Church as having excellent leadership ability. Ron is an executive with a major corporation. Ron and Rosemarie have been a great blessing to our congregation over the years. We praise God for raising up this Elder who is a great example of Faith.