Pennsylvania Eastern Keystone Baptist Association
Revelation 3:7-13 records a letter written by John to the Church at Philadelphia in Asia Minor. This
church was praised for their faithfulness, yet challenged to “hold fast so that no one may take their crown.” That challenge is especially relevant today, as far too many churches seem to have lost focus and are moving further from their purpose and mission in this world. For a world at its worst, we need churches at their best. For a society that’s dying, we need churches that are alive and vibrant and ready to minister.
The goal of PEKBA is to serve as a resource for pastors, churches, and ministry leaders. We desire to assist in the production of healthier and more effective ministries. Healthy churches produce healthy families, and healthy families produce healthy communities. Unhealthy churches focus more on programs and are more self-focused than community-focused.Healthy churches need healthy leaders who understand what the church is and where it should be going. These leaders must communicate their vision purposefully, connecting the pulpit with the pew, so that the Church makes an impact for the Kingdom of God on earth.As your Moderator I am committed to leading our Association toward an agenda designed to assist in the movement of churches toward good spiritual health. I invite you to join me in that effort, as we prepare “Healthy Churches for an Unhealthy Time.”
Dr. Damone B. Jones, Sr.