I am daily amazed at the beauty and transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. God draws us day-by-day into a deeper relationship, loving us unconditionally, giving us daily grace, and showing us new ways of living. Every day is an adventure to see what God has in store! It is a great privilege to serve such an excellent church of devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Hempfield is a church that is passionately devoted to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Yet our work is truly not our own; we trust in God. St. Paul wrote:
“I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” – Philippians 1:60
Reverend John Longmire has been serving in pastoral leadership in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1989. He was educated at Temple University, Reformed Episcopal Seminary, and the Theological Seminary of Drew University. He has served as lead pastor at Hempfield since 2008. He and his wife Tracy live with their two college age sons.