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Youth Pastor Joel Jackson

Youth Pastor Joel Jackson

Favorite Verse: Psalm 9:9-10 “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

Joel grew up in Schenectady, NY where he graduated from Guilderland High School. He then attended Eastern College in St. Davids, PA where he received a BA in Youth Ministry. Following College Joel attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Seminary) where he received a Masters of Divinity.

Joel is married to Sara (Shearer) Jackson and has a wonderful son, Peter, and a beautiful daughter, Sianna. He comes from a family of 9 with 5 sisters and 1 brother and 1 mom and 1 dad. Every day, he thanks God for placing him and his brother closest together in age.

Joel also serves as the Jr. High Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at Tulpehocken Junior Senior High School. This is a great way to meet youth in the community and get some healthy running in besides.

In his spare time, Joel enjoys running, reading, and spending time with his family and friends. He also likes a good double chocolate cheesecake whenever anyone will make him one. He is also a big fan of Star Wars, but firmly believes that the Power of the Holy Spirit is better than the force any day (after all the Holy Spirit is real and the force is just fantasy).


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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

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