This is done in close relationship with the people of the fellowship, who participate in the leadership of the church through membership on various Boards, which oversee areas such as worship, events, education, outreach, and so on. They also initiate and run ministries as God inspires them. (Examples would be Cinderella’s Closet and Prayers for Prodigals, both of which were founded by church members, rather than the elders.)
HBF is governed by the Articles contained in its By-Laws, which are available to anyone upon request.
L. Taylor Jackson has been pastor of HBF since July, 2016. Before that he served as senior pastor and associate pastor at the Park Bible Baptist Church in Pennsville, NJ for 11 years. He was ordained in April of 2008 and holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Cairn University. Before going into pastoral ministry, Taylor taught high school social studies at the Emmanuel Christian School in Manassas, Virginia from 2001-2005, advising the student council and coaching the varsity girls basketball team. Before moving to Central New York, Taylor and his family had prior connection to the area, having camped in the Adirondack for many years, often stopping to eat at Gilligan’s Island in Sherburne.
Taylor and his wife Rachel have four children: Henry, Luke , Maggie, and Thomas.
Taylor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-824-3628.
Michael is a professor of political science at Colgate University. He and his wife Candace have lived in Hamilton since 1984 and have two grown sons. Michael served two or three terms as an elder a decade or so ago, and he is even more elderly now.
Contact Michael at email@example.com
Carolyn is a sociology professor at Colgate University who does research on China. She has lived in Hamilton since 2000 with her husband Chris Henke and her daughter Lin.
Contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
John has lived in the Bouckville area for his whole life. He is retired now from both of his professions, as a dairy farmer and as an employee of Stickley, Audi & Co. He has been married to his wife, Marsha, for over 40 years.
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Barb has lived in Hamilton since 1983 and has been a part of HBF since it started in 1985. She retired from teaching at Hamilton Central in 2009. She has two daughters Christine and Jennifer. Barb has served two terms previously as an Elder. She has the distinction of being the eldest elder!
Contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org