OUR PASTOR

 

The Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren has recently called a former pastor, Robert Miller to serve the congregation as interim pastor. Robert (Bob) was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to Christian parents who took him to church regularly. Although raised in a Christian home, Robert did not come to a personal faith in Jesus Christ until the age of nineteen.
After graduation from high school, Robert joined the United States Air Force and was assigned to Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was during the 1965 Billy Graham Hawaiian crusade that he came to trust in Christ as Savior. Sensing the call of God on his life, in 1966 he entered the theological studies program at Nyack Missionary College (now Nyack College), in Nyack, New York where he earned the bachelor of science degree in theology, graduating in 1971. Robert was licensed to the gospel ministry in 1973 as pastor of the Markleysburg-Asher Glade Church of the Brethren Congregations (1973- 1978) in Western Pennsylvania, and ordained in 1974. He was later called to serve the Moler Avenue Congregation (1978 - 1988) and then the Boones Mill Virginia Congregation (1988-2015). In 2015 Bob and his lovely wife, Linda, retired and moved to Martinsburg where a number of their family members reside. Although enjoying retirement, Robert believes that God has called him to once again serve Christ with the caring folks of the Moler Avenue Congregation, as their interim pastor. Robert met and fell in love with Linda Jean Lucas in 1965. The couple were married in1967. Linda has been an invaluable partner and helper for Robert during his years of theological study and pastoral service. God has blessed the couple with four children (one girl and three boys) and eleven grandchildren.

OUR CHURCH

 

MISSION STATEMENT

We will continue the work of Jesus Christ, sharing the Good News with all people, through faith, love, and service as we are spiritually strengthened through the community of faith.

VISION STATEMENT

We have no creed, but believe the New Testament to be the guideline for our lives. We follow Jesus Christ and attempt to follow in His footsteps and live in a way that glorifies Him every day. In this journey we also remember the saving grace and forgiveness that Jesus gave us through
His death and resurrection. It is with this in mind that we, as Christians, offer forgiveness to others and show them the way that Jesus is working in our lives. We seek to find the peace of God within ourselves and with others according to Matthew 5:23-24, which reads, “So if you are about to place your gift on the altar and remember that someone is angry with you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. Make peace with that person, then come back and offer your gift to God. ” We believe that each of us has God-given gifts that are needed by the church and should be fostered by the church. We believe in expressing our faith and commitment through many mediums. Because of this, we support education, music, and recreation of many kinds. We believe that these expressions of faith can allow us to be more effective in our community and provide the basis for making and maintaining new relationships.
We believe in doing work outside of the church building. It is because of this that we participate in many community events. We believe that in order for us to do the work of God, we must be active members of our community.