Senior Pastor - Chuck Reed

Chuck Reed arrived at First Baptist in February of 2011 as the Senior Pastor. Two things Pastor Chuck says often are  "There are No Perfect People Allowed at FBCAtown, because there aren't any", and "Our goal is to see people like Jesus sees them."  As he shepherd First Baptist he emphasizes the Great Commission(Matthew 28:19-20), Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40), and the Great Commitment (Ephesians 4:11-17) as the scriptural motivations for every aspect of ministry.

Chuck has diverse experience in ministry. He has filled roles in ministry as a music minister, youth pastor, and senior pastor. In 1992 Chuck earned a B.S. in Business at Bryan College then after a few years of recruiting for his alma mater he attended Dallas Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. God called him to serve in Nashville for thirteen years as youth pastor and then as senior pastor. During that season of ministry Chuck earned an M.Div in Pastoral Ministry at Trinity Seminary and in 2016 he completed his PhD. in Administration with a focus on church administrative leadership.

Chuck and Amy met at Bryan College and have been married for 24 years and have three children: Robbie (19), Rebecca (17), and Will (13). Amy take s part in the leadership team focused on women's ministry, and use her gift of hospitality to minister to the families of the church. 

Chuck loves hanging out with his wife and kids, kayaking when he can, and spending Saturdays in the fall watching Penn State football!

 

Children's Ministry Director - David Guenin

David Guenin was born in Decatur, Indiana and his family moved to Elko, Nevada when he was just 6 months old.  David lived in the same house until he went off to college in California.  David received his B.A. in Bible and Theology from Shasta Bible College and Graduate School.  After graduation, David lived in California working as a Children's Ministry Intern for a local Baptist church.

Later, David went to Missouri to attend Children's Ministry Institute where he met his lovely wife, Naomi.  He moved to Pennsylvania in the summer of 2004 after getting engaged and then married Naomi in July 2005.  Naomi is a CEF State Fieldworker (Teacher Trainer and Children's Worker).  David has a Master's Degree in Christian Family Life Education from Shasta, and currently works with the regional leaders in Awana.

David and Naomi have two children, Gabriel and Julia.

Both David and Naomi's desire is to see children reached for God and then to help them deepen their relationship with Him.

David loves spending time with his family, coaching his son's baseball team, working on the restoration of his Miata, keeping up with hi Dodgers, and pretty much doing any project that requires tools! 

 

"God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them." - Augustine

First Baptist Church - 1808 N. 19th St. - Allentown PA 18104