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Leadership

Rev. David Harr, Pastor

Rev. David Harr, Pastor

David grew up in South Jersey, about half an hour from Medford. In 1997, he graduated with an A.B. in Physics from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Through his involvement with a Christian fellowship group on campus, he was introduced to the Reformed faith. The more he learned about the Gospel, the more excited he grew about it, and the more he sensed a call to the ministry.

After college, David studied at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He first met his wife, Maggie, at Westminster, where she was studying Biblical counseling. David graduated from seminary in 2001. He and Maggie were married in 2002. David and Maggie live in Medford and have four children.

In 2002, David was ordained as a minister and installed as Associate Pastor of Immanuel OPC in Bellmawr, New Jersey. In 2005, the Bellmawr congregation sent him out to plant Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Medford.

 

Ruling Elders

“Ruling elders, individually and jointly with the pastor in the session, are to lead the church in the service of Christ. They are to watch diligently over the people committed to their charge to prevent corruption of doctrine or morals… They should visit the people, especially the sick, instruct the ignorant, comfort the mourning, and nourish and guard the children of the covenant.”The Book of Church Order

Rev. Ross W. Graham, Clerk of Session

Rev. Ross W. Graham, Clerk of Session

Rev. Graham has served as the church’s Clerk of Session since its organization in 2007, and since 2013 he has served as a part-time administrator for Immanuel Church.

A 1969 graduate of Covenant College in Chattanooga, and a 1972 graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, he served pastorates in Woodburn, Illinois (1970-1972), Vincennes, Indiana (1972-1979), and Charlotte, North Carolina (1979-1984), before moving to New Jersey to become the Regional Home Missionary for the Presbytery of New Jersey of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (1984-1990). In 1990 he became General Secretary for the Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, coordinating church planting efforts for the OPC throughout North America. After retiring from that position in 2013, he served as Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church until 2020.

The Grahams have two grown children, both married, and both in OPC congregations in various parts of the country. He and his wife, Nicole, have lived in Marlton, New Jersey, since 1984, and have been a part of Immanuel since its inception.

 

Rev. Sam Bacon, Elder Emeritus

Rev. Sam Bacon, Elder Emeritus

Rev. Bacon is a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and is actively involved in Immanuel OPC Medford, serving on the Session. Sam grew up in South Jersey and became a member of Faith OPC in Elmer, New Jersey in 1970. He has served as a pastor in the Reformed Church of the United States and Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and has served on the Sessions of two other OPC churches.

He is a graduate of Rutgers University, Camden and Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He has been involved in Immanuel OPC since its beginning, and served on its Session since its organization. Sam and his wife, Elaine, reside in Marlton, New Jersey.

 

Kris Lehner, Elder

Kris Lehner

Kris grew up in North Jersey in a loving family. He and his wife, Brenda, live in Shamong and have two adult children. Kris is a graduate of Rider University and is the co-owner of a benefits consulting firm. He was ordained as a deacon at Immanuel in 2016 and then a ruling elder in 2020.

Kris loves a good cup of coffee, reading a book of theology, and a good conversation with friends or family. You also might catch him running or cycling the backroads of South Jersey.

 

Rob Joubert, Elder

Rob Joubert

A transplant from various locations in the northeast, Rob moved to South Jersey in 2006 after completing a MM in Vocal Performance from Houghton University’s Greatbatch School of Music. He has performed as a vocal soloist internationally and teaches at Shawnee High School in Medford, New Jersey. Rob resides with his wife, Tori, and their three children in Stratford, New Jersey. His interests include all styles of music done well, serving others, strong coffee, and spending time outdoors.

 

 

Deacons

“Deacons are called to show forth the compassion of Christ in a manifold ministry of mercy toward the saints and strangers on behalf of the church. To this end they exercise, in the fellowship of the church, a recognized stewardship of care and of gifts for those in need or distress.”The Book of Church Order

Jon Russell, Deacon

Jon Russell

Jon grew up in South Jersey and graduated from Rowan University in 2004. He and his wife met at church and they currently have two children. His family has been involved within churches for most of their lives, and they joined Immanuel in 2019. Jon works as a Software Engineer in Moorestown.

 

 

 

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