Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Senior Pastor
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Mark Habecker

Pastor Mark and Deb Habecker As a child growing up at Word of Life Chapel under the ministries of both Pastors Abram Gish and Don Wagner and serving here as a college student and young adult, I am thankful for the many faithful men and women who helped me grow as a young Christian. Now, after pastoring in North Carolina and in southeastern Virginia for 19 years, it is truly a delight to be back at Word of Life Chapel…
Visitation Pastor
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Dave Dilworth

Dave and Deb Dilworth I know that Someone beyond me is writing the script when I realize that 50 years ago our youth group at Bethel Chapel was teamed up with Word of Life Chapel at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference and I remember Pastor Abe Gish doing a devotional after breakfast. Between then and now having the privilege to work with Pastor Mark and serve the dear saints at the chapel, God allowed me to serve 3 churches for over…
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Mike Bixler

  Mike and Marla Bixler I have attended Word of Life Chapel since 1991 and have served in the Youth Ministry since 1992.  I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 sons.   I also enjoy volleyball, hunting and garden tractor pulling.  I am humbled and honored to serve on the church board and ask for your prayers and support.  One of my favorite verses is Ephesians 4:32 and feel the Lord challenges me everyday to live up to what…
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Robert Book

Robert and Amanda Book and family I have attended Word of Life Chapel all of my life.  My wife, Amanda, and I were married here and just celebrated 10 years of marriage.  We have 3 daughters who love singing, making crafts and playing outside.  Together we enjoy spending time with our families and being outdoors.  I enjoy helping with the Awana program!  I actively serve on the sound board too.  I’m excited and honored to serve on the church board…
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Ken Gruber

    Ken and Tina Gruber I have attended Word of Life Chapel since my youth and have benefited from knowing those who have been members here and walking with the Lord for a very long time. Having recently been married to Tina, I also have gained a new perspective on providing leadership to the church. My daytime activities are full of dairy farming chores and the joys of outdoor living.
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Dean Hershey

Dean and Crystal Hershey I was born and raised in Lancaster County and grew up in a church very similar to Word of Life Chapel. It was there I met and married my wife, Crystal. We have three grown daughters and two adorable grandchildren. I have lived in Ohio and Texas and have been involved in church leadership and music ministry in several other churches. Aviation is both my career and something I always enjoy talking about. In my spare…
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Ernie Miller

Ernie and Janice Miller We have been attending WOLC since November 1994. In addition to serving as Elder and Board Secretary, Ernie enjoys singing with a worship team and the choir. Janice is the church Treasurer. It is a joy to serve the Lord with the folks of WOLC. To God be the glory! Ernie’s hobbies include hunting, four wheeling and many other outdoor activities, while Janice enjoys accounting, reading, crocheting and other hobbies. Together we love our children, grandchildren…