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Pastor Gable grew up in Kutztown, Pennsylvania and was saved at the age of 27. His story of meeting Christ and how God has changed him, preserved his marriage, and used him since is a testimony of God's grace. He served as an assistant pastor at Lehigh Valley Baptist Church in Emmaus Pennsylvania before starting Haven Baptist Church in June of 1999.

Pastor Gable was raised in Topton Pennsylvania, USA. Prior to being saved he graduated from Brandywine Heights High School in 1972 in Topton, Pennsylvania, USA.

After being saved in February of 1982 he felt the call of God to preach and began his education at Lehigh Valley Baptist Bible Institute in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, under the leadership of Pastor Doug Hammett. In June of 1994 he graduated from the institute and received a Bachelor of Theology from Great Plains Baptist Graduate School of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. In November of 1994 he joined the staff of Lehigh Valley Baptist Church and served for five years as an assistant pastor and youth pastor.

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Our Beliefs


A church is a local body of Scripturally baptized believers who assemble together for the purpose of carrying out the great commission of Matthew 28:20-21. As a Baptist Church we believe in salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ only. No good works, no rituals, no church membership, etc., will suffice. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31). After receiving Jesus Christ as Saviour, the believer should be baptized by immersion by a Scriptural New Testament Church.

The Bible (KJV) is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. It should be studied, memorized, and most of all, practiced. In this way the believer will have an abundant and fruitful Christian life.

Several other important distinctives and beliefs of Haven Baptist Church are listed below:

 

Salvation

We are not Calvinists nor Arminian. We believe the Bible teaches that men cannot save themselves but they can, under the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, call upon Jesus Christ to save them.

Separation

We belong to no denominational group nor do we associate with the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches, the charismatic movement or any other other apostate group. We believe personal separation from worldliness is vital for a truly dedicated Christian walk.

Creation

We are not evolutionists. We believe God created the world in six literal days and rested the seventh, as recorded in the Genesis account.

Eternity

We believe the saved will spend eternity in heaven; a place of everlasting joy, peace, and rest. The lost will spend eternity in hell; a place of everlasting fire, torment and hopelessness.

Our Purpose

Our purpose as a church is to fulfill the great commission that Jesus Christ gave the church just before He returned to heaven: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsover I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-21) In Mark 16:15 the church is commanded to Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Through our various ministries and missions we seek to tell people about the good news of the gospel.

Here on the internet we are making available, free for the asking, a Bible Study Course that can be completed in the privacy of the home and explains clearly how a person can

  • have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • know their sins have been forgiven
  • know beyond any doubt that they will spend eternity in heaven
  • understand the Bible for the first time
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Service Times


Sunday School 9:00 AM

Sunday Morning Worship 10:15 AM

Sunday Evening Service 6:00 PM

Thursday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM

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Upcoming Events

  • November 18..........Pinebrook Retirement Ctr. Service
  • November 29-31....Teen and Singles Winter Weekend
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Directions


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Contact Information


Haven Baptist Church

361 Route 61 South
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
570-385-9799
comments@havenbaptistchurch.org


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