About Us


Believing the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and our final authority for faith and Christian living, we believe the following:  (as expressed in the Statement of Faith of Samaritan’s Purse)

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world.
1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16.

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.

3. We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.

4. We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell.
Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.
John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.

6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.
1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.

7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church.
1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.

8. We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.

9. We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.
Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.

10. We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.
Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.

11. We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.
Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.

11. We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.
Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.


Pastor Dan is a native of the Pittsburgh area and is an “avid Steelers fan”. He enjoys football, music, playing the piano, going to Dollywood, riding roller coasters, collecting presidential memorabilia, vacationing in the Smoky Mountains and Country Music. Pastor Dan and his wife Kim have been married since 1992 and together they have served our congregation as pastor and wife since June 2001. We invite you to come by and meet them in person.

From our Pastor   –  

“But one thing I do; Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” 

Philippians 3:13b-14 – N.I.V.

Have you ever messed up or made a huge mistake. Are there things in your life that you wish you could have changed or done differently? Are there choices or actions that you have made or taken, that did not turn out they way that you had hoped that they would? If you are breathing, then I’m sure that you answered “yes” to a least one of these questions. Everyone of us have made mistakes or wrong choices that we regret. That is part of being born with a sin nature. The Good News is that even though there are times that we “mess up”, God is eager and willing to forgive.

In the above Scripture, the Apostle Paul had done some things that he regretted as well. He had persecuted those who believed in Jesus, and he was responsible for the deaths of countless Christians. But when he met Jesus on the road to Damascus, his life changed forever. The old life was gone, and a new one had come. He had become a “new creation” though his personal faith in Jesus Christ.

I want to encourage you with the Good News today, that no matter what you may have done, there is forgiveness in Jesus. All that you need to do is to ask Him to forgive you by faith. Trust in His work for you on the cross.  He died and rose again to pay for your sins and mine.  It is a “free gift”. I encourage you to come to Him today, He is eager and willing to forgive, and to give you a “fresh start.”  Just call out to Him in faith. You will experience a love like you have never known before.  If you know Jesus as your personal savior, I challenge you to walk with Christ. Put your eyes fully and solely on Him. Forget what is behind, (because God does if you ask His forgiveness, and focus on your walk with Jesus today. I challenge you each day to seek to become more like Jesus than the day before.

The Christian Life is a race. Not a sprint, but a marathon. We need to keep running no matter how hard or difficult it may be. Keep your eyes on the prize and run the race with all diligence as the Spirit strengthens and empowers you daily.

I invite you to join us for one of our services. We are on a life journey together, seeking to discover from God’s Word,  how to live our lives as God intends. It is an exciting journey. Come and travel the road with us. A warm welcome awaits you. There is room in the family for you.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know how you can receive God’s gift of salvation personally, if you a question that needs to be answered, or if you are just seeking more information. Or better yet, stop into one of our services, we would love to meet you and have you experience this love first hand. We are here to serve you.

May God richly bless you and May His Love be yours today.

Pastor Dan


  • Reich’s EC Church
  • 338 Stackstown Road
  • Marietta, PA 17547
  • Pastor Dan Blank – (717)426-1339

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