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 Hotsuyo 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 for five years and has demonstrated by his life and witness that he qualifies for Eldership in the Bible Fellowship Church. We are particularly blessed to have Steve and Hotsuyo in our fellowship, both of them are dedicated to the Cause of Christ and His Church.  Steve has two adult children and and has five grandchildren.

Tom Sacco, Elder

We welcome Tom as a Deacon who will oversee our benevolent ministries such as our food drives for the homeless and working poor in Newark, NJ, through the ministry of our sister church there. Tom and his Maria have two wonderful children in their teens, Freddy and Ruthy. Tom has had a lot of experience in the work of the Church and we as a Congregation are very blessed to have Tom serve the 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. We praise God for raising up the Elder who is a great example of Faith.