PEPPERELL — The Elders and congregation of Pepperell Christian Fellowship recently called Dr. Stephen Witmer as their new pastor.
In February, with the unanimous support of both the Search Committee and the Elders, Stephen and his wife, Emma, spent the weekend in Pepperell meeting the church congregation. The weekend ended with Stephen preaching the sermon at the Sunday service and then attending a potluck dinner, where he responded to questions from those in attendance. In a church meeting in early March, the congregation unanimously affirmed the calling of Stephen to the pastorate of Pepperell Christian Fellowship.
Stephen is a graduate of Wheaton College (B.A.), Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (master of divinity) and Cambridge University in England (Ph.D). He grew up in rural Maine as the son of parents in the pastoral ministry. His dream has always been to become a pastor in a New England church, and his graduate studies have been aimed at equipping him to preach God’s word, serve God’s people, and minister to his community.
Stephen’s experience includes serving in ministry as an intern under Dr. John Piper at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., and teaching New Testament at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Stephen and Emma have purchased a house in Pepperell and are in the process of moving to their new home. They are expecting their first child in September. Stephen will begin preaching at Pepperell Christian Fellowship on June 15.
An installation service for Stephen will be held on June 22 at 3 p.m. at Pepperell Christian Fellowship, 17 Main Street, followed by a reception with light refreshments. All are welcome to attend.
Call the church office at (978) 433-6360 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.