Rev. Thomas Church, Senior Pastor
Rev. Thomas D. Church grew up on the North Shore of Chicago, graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. Before coming to Bellmawr in 1987, he briefly pastored Pilgrim Orthodox Presbyterian Chapel in Gladstone, Michigan, and then served the Northwest Presbytery as a Church Planter in Washington State. He is married to Julia and has 7 grown children.
Rev. Matthew Cole, Associate Pastor
Rev. Matthew Cole grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He graduated from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He and his wife Melinda have three children, Aaron, Tara, and Wesley.
Gus Wuillerman, Ruling Elder
Gus was born and raised in Philadelphia and came to know Christ, that is, be known by Him, in December 1978. He spent time studying at Temple U and CUTS (Center for Urban Theological Studies). He has been happily married to Kathleen for 25 years with whom he raised 5 children who have given him 9 grandchildren. Gus recently retired after working at Verizon/Bell of PA for 26 years. His life’s focus is on his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the building of His Kingdom.
Pat Harvey, Ruling Elder
Pat has lived in South Jersey his whole life, and graduated from Rutgers University – Camden (BA in History) ’92, and Biblical Theological Seminary (MA in Christian Thought) ’07. He currently works at JPW Associates, a small company that services computer equipment for the utility industry. He also has coached high school basketball for 20+ years and still “attempts” to play basketball each week himself. Pat enjoys reading and collecting books and doing anything together with his wife Heather and children Luke and Lilee.
Rob Bangs, Deacon
Rob is a lifelong resident of Bellmawr and an active member of Immanuel since joining the church in 1986. He has served the congregation as a Sunday School Teacher for many years and has also worked as the Sunday School Superintendent. He is a longtime Trustee and is currently their Vice President. Rob and his wife, Donna, were married at Immanuel Church in 1987 and have four sons and four grandchildren.
Ron DiStefano, Deacon
Ron grew up in South Philadelphia. He served his country in the Army and is a Vietnam Veteran. Ron retired from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after 25 years and currently is a maintenance man at a Condo Association. Ron and his wife, Toni, have been married for 43 years and were blessed to be born again together in 1998. They have two daughters, one son-in-law, and three grandchildren.