Pastor Kevin Park is an Ordained Minister of the Gospel serving in the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches. He was born and raised in San Diego, California. Pastor Park completed his undergraduate studies at Gonzaga University majoring both in History, and in Political Science. He received his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, and has served as an adjunct Professor of Western Cultural History at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Kevin began gospel ministry with a Las Vegas homeless outreach program, where he preached for several years. Prior to coming to Old Goshenhoppen, he served for multiple years at Spring Meadows Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Las Vegas. Pastor Kevin is a certified Prepare and Enrich facilitator ministering to couples both pre-maritally and maritally, as well as a drug addiction minister through the Genesis Process program.
Kevin and his wife Stephanie have been married since 2006. They have four children: Katelyn, Audrey, Monica and Bridget and three black labs: Tulip, Chapel, & Eden. Together, they love community events, camping, and exploring the history of the East Coast.
Doctrinally Pastor Kevin affirms the Heidelberg Catechism – the focal guiding confession of Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, along with the other creeds Old Goshenhoppen subscribes to in the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed, and the 5 Solas of the Reformation. He also affirms the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, and he is a signee of the Nashville Statement on Biblical Sexuality. In addition, Pastor Kevin appreciates the wisdom and theology behind historic reformed confessions such as The Belgic Confession, The Canons of Dort, The Westminster Confession of Faith, and the Larger and Shorter Westminster Catechisms.
Pastor Kevin Park is honored to have been called to Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church.
Rev. Bruce Clydesdale grew up in Philadelphia and met his wife Bobbi in 1975 at her high school dance. They attended Messiah College together in 1978 – 1979. They married in 1981, have 3 children (all married), 2 grandchildren, and 1 furry child. They lived in the far Northeast section of Philadelphia for 35 years before moving to Upper Salford in 2019 at the Lord’s leading. He retired from a 30 year career in Information Technology from the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) in 2011. He was a Sunday school teacher (from child to adult) in the 80’s and 90’s. He did Youth Ministry for 15 years with Christian Endeavor and in several local churches. He has been a leader, and participated, in the Walk to Emmaus program since 1994. He graduated from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005 and has been a guest speaker and preacher in over two dozen churches since 1995. He has been preaching at Mayfair Presbyterian Church nearly every Sunday since 2008. He served as a Chaplain, teacher, and IT consultant for the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission for 8 years. He was ordained a Minister of the Word & Sacraments in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 2013. He was the transitional pastor for Manoa Community EPC from 2017 – 2018. He began serving as associate pastor of Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church in November, 2019.
Andrew Zimmerman (Pastoral Intern, and director of youth and family ministry) was born in Philadelphia in 1985, where he remained until moving to Ambler in 2018. In 2012, he married his remarkably patient wife, Lindsey, after dating for 7 years (a number with solid biblical precedent). They have been happily wed ever since. Upon graduating from Temple University with a Bachelor’s in Art Education, Andrew was hired by the School District of Philadelphia where he is currently employed as a full-time art teacher. He later obtained a Master’s Degree in Education from Cabrini college.
Ever since high-school, Andrew has served in ministry including, but not limited to, leading Bible studies, summer camps, children’s church and youth group. More recently, he has been blessed with the opportunity to preach regularly at Northeast Community Church and Mayfair Presbyterian in Philadelphia. Sensing an internal call to ministry that has been confirmed externally on numerous occasions, Andrew has enrolled in Reformed Theological Seminary’s Master of Divinity program.
As a natural-born skeptic who has experienced God’s mercy firsthand, Andrew wants to share the good news that has saved his life with others. In addition to discussing theology, philosophy and apologetics, Andrew’s interests include biking, illustration, reading, and writing. His favorite author is C.S. Lewis. Andrew also enjoys watching cartoons and reading comic books, probably for dignified academic purposes. Currently, Andrew is happy to worship and serve at Old Goshenhoppen.
OGRC Congregational Elders
Patrick Frederick – Rob Witwer – Jesse Light
THE BIBLICAL ROLE OF THE ELDERS
1. Shepherd the Flock:
Serving in all humility, Elders are to guide, direct, guard and protect the members of the body, seeking to meet their needs and assist in any way possible, warning against harmful influences and guarding against false teachers.
“Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you guardians, to feed the church of the Lord which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.” (Acts 20:28, 29) Also see I Peter 5:1-3.
- Lead Through Example:
Elders are to provide a Scriptural role model and are to set a pattern before the flock of a rightly ordered life–with a single purpose, to glorify God.
“Elders are not to be domineering over those in your charge but to be examples to the flock. ” (1 Peter 5:3)
- Teach and Exhort:
Elders are to see that the flock is fed through insightful and accurate Biblical instruction and admonition.
“He must hold firm to the sure word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to confute those who contradict it.” (Titus 1:9) Also see I Tim. 3:2.
- Refute Those Who Contradict Truth:
Elders are to confront those who are teaching what they should not teach or who are continuing in a pattern of behavior contradictory to Biblical truth. Thus, Elders are to keep closing potential entrances for Satan so that the truth of Christ will remain credible to both congregation and the community.
“And from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore, be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.” (Acts 20:30, 31) Also see Titus 1:9.
- Manage the Church of God:
Elders are to oversee the life of the church, with the assistance of deacons and other godly leaders. They must be people who can “rule well.”
“For if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God’s church?” (I Tim. 3:5) Also see I Tim. 5:7.
- Pray for the Sick:
Elders are to pray for the spiritual and physical well-being of members of the congregation.
“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” (James 5: 14)