Pastor Darrel Smith and his wife Pat
After our former Pastor, Richard (& Beverly) Jones
retired at the end of August, 2016 (Click here
for photos), 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.
On March 19, Pastor Darrel Smith and his wife Pat arrived in Elmer to assume the position
of Interim Pastor. They were not new to South
Jersey, however, having founded Heritage Baptist Church in Mt. Laurel and serving 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 meant much to us. In mid-September, 2017, the Smiths
returned to their home in Michigan which had been vacant for several years while they served churches
such as ours.