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Pastor Portrait: Rev. Jay Fluck

It was on the 21st of July, 1948, in a hospital delivery room in Media, Pennsylvania, that the attending physician said to Mrs. John Fluck, “It’s a boy!” There would be four more children to follow in different hospitals later, but I was the first. John Fluck, recently discharged from the Army Corps of Engineers having served in the European …

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Pastor Portrait: Rev. Henry Bowen

Rev. Henry Bowen I was born in San Diego, California, in a non-Christian home. My primary interests growing up were sports and, especially, ice hockey. From the time I was 11 my life was driven by a desire to play in the NHL. The hockey rink was my “church.” I had no thought for the things of God until I …

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Pastor Portraits: Rev. Phillip (Phil) Poe

I now realize that I have been around for awhile! I was born in August of 1947. My father, Paul Poe, had returned from WWII and married his high school crush, Margaret Oglesby. They took up farm life near Williamsville, IL, where four brothers and I grew up. I am the oldest son. Mom always wanted a daughter but it …

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Pastor Portraits: Rev. L. Dale Clark

The Lord began with me in 1955 knitting me in my mother’s womb. He saw my safe arrival into this world on March 5, 1956, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My grandparents came to Canada from the United States to homestead, and I was the firstborn son of my parents. I grew up as any Canadian boy playing hockey and baseball …

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Pastor Portraits: Rev. Jon Blair

“Take care of my grandson, he’s going to be a preacher some day!” That startling statement was made by my grandmother over thirty years ago, when I introduced to her my bride to be. Insofar as I can recall, the thought of being a minister had never crossed my mind up to that point. Little did we know what the …

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