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Pastor Rev. Dr. Daniel Lute

Pastor Rev. Dr. Daniel Lute

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Originally from a rural farming community in northwest Indiana, I am the new Lead Pastor and Teacher of St. Thomas Church in Bernville, PA. Deb and I left Chinese Faith Baptist Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon where we pastored for almost four years. Prior to this calling I served as Lead Pastor and Teacher of Word of Life Baptist Church in Alpena, Michigan for twelve years.

The family farm has been a part of my life for many years but at the age of thirty-three Jesus called me into the pastorate. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Grace College (cum laud, 1997), a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Theological Seminary, endorsed by the University of Liverpool, England. (with distinction, 2008), and a Doctorate of Intercultural Studies from Grace Seminary (summa cum laud, 2014) of which I am currently an adjunct professor in the Intercultural Studies/Mission department.

My faith background begins in the Hanna United Methodist Church where through faithful Sunday school teachers I came to know Jesus as my Savior. I began to date Deb during my high school years and through her family and her church (Calvary Baptist Church of Valparaiso) began to understand my faith at a deeper level.

I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Deb, for thirty-four years. We have two adult daughters who are married, and have five grandchildren.

In my leisure time, I work. [Just joking…sort of] But I also enjoy gardening, biking, hiking, and good jigsaw puzzles.

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Service Times & Directions

Service Times

Contemporary Worship: 8:00 am

Sunday School: 9:15 am

Traditional Worship: 10:30 am

Nursery Service is Available


Youth Groups

Dig In: Food and Fun

Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 pm

Wellspring: Drink Deep of Living Water

Sundays: 6:30-8:00 pm


Guild Meetings

Last Tuesday of the Month: 7:00 pm


Office Hours

Daily: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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536 N. Main Street
Bernville, PA 19506
(610) 488-6702