Jeff Winter
Jeff Winter is the new interim pastor at Faith Community Church in Edgartown. Photo by Mary Baker

Welcome Pastor

Posted October 11, 2007

Faith Community Church of Edgartown recently called the Rev. Mr. Jeffrey Winter to be the interim pastor. Mr. Winter is a graduate of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., and Gordon-Conwell Seminary in South Hamilton. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Seminary in Chicago.

Mr. Winter is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. He has served Presbyterian churches in State College, Penn., Ocean City, N.J., and Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been the senior minister of the Corona Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colo., Bethany Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Havertown, Pa., (a suburb of Philadelphia) and an adjunct professor of pastoral ministry at Denver Seminary. In recent years, Mr. Winter has served as co-pastor of St. Paul's International Church in Antalya, Turkey, and the interim pastor of the Langhorne Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. In the mid-1970s, Mr. Winter and his wife, Judy, served on the staff of the Coalition for Christian Outreach at Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia. He presently serves on the board of directors of this college ministry based in Pittsburgh.

Faith Community's new pastor has extensive experience in youth, college, singles, and small group ministry. He brings to the local church gifts in leadership, preaching, evangelism, and encouragement. Over the years he has worked in conjunction with Young Life, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Campus Crusade, World Vision, and Presbyterians for Renewal. In recent years, he has developed a national ministry that reaches out with love and compassion to those who struggle with sexual brokenness.

His wife is a graduate of the Hospital of the Pennsylvania School of Nursing. For many years, she has been a critical care nurse at hospitals in Beverly, Cincinnati, Denver, and Philadelphia. The Winters have three children and three grandchildren.

Faith Community's Sunday morning service begins at 10 am. The church is located at 315 Meeting House Road in Edgartown. Sunday School for children is held in conjunction with the worship service. To find out more information about the church, call 508-627-8918 or visit www.faithmv.org.