Pastor Darrel Smith and his wife Pat

After our former Pastor, Richard (& Bev) Jones retired at the end of August, 2016 (Click here for pictures), our church began the search for God's man for this position. After six months without a Pastor, it was decided to call an Interim to help us through this period.

On March 19, Pastor Darrel Smith and his wife Pat arrived in Elmer to assume this position. They were not new to South Jersey, having founded Heritage Baptist Church in Mt. Laurel and having served as Pastor of that church for many years.

They are now officially "retired," but their desire is to help churches that are in the process of seeking a pastor as the Lord leads and enables.

We came to love them much and Pastor Darrel's teaching and encouragement have meant much to us. In mid-September, 2017, the time came for the Smiths to return to their home in Michigan which has been vacant for several years while they served churches such as ours.


On Sunday evening, September 10, 2017, we had a fellowship time to thank the Smiths.





Pastor Darrel's birthday was later in the week, so we had to have cake and ice cream!






We wish them God's blessing in their continued service for the Lord.