Rev. George Garancosky
Pastor G. accepted Christ as his Savior in October 1970. He is a graduate of Liberty Baptist College (now Liberty University) in Lynchburg, VA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bible and minors in both Theology and Language. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry at Sunbury Bible Church in 1979.
Before coming to Abundant Life Baptist Church in July of 2005, he was Pastor of Faith Baptist Church, a new church work in Beaver Springs, PA (1980-1993), and First Baptist Church in Phillipsburg, PA (1993-2004).
Pastor G. and his wife Holly have three children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Jeffrey Diedrich
Pastor Jeff was raised in a Christian home in Lancaster, PA and trusted Christ as a young boy, with his mother’s direction as she walked Jeff through the Romans Road. He felt the tug of God on his heart as a senior in high school to serve the Lord for the rest of his life so he chose to attend Bible college and seminary in order to be a sharper tool in God’s hands. He received his BS in Christian Education from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, his Master of Divinity in Pastorology from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctorate of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary.
He and his wife Camille have 5 children - Makenzie, Zachary, Reagan, Elijah, and Nathanael. Besides rooting for the Steelers and the Yankees, he also enjoys reading, strategy-based board games, spending time with his wife and kids, and visiting Civil War sites.
Pastor Tyler Norman
Pastor Tyler trusted Christ as his Savior in March of 2011 after attending a high school Bible study. During his senior year Tyler felt called to be a Christian school teacher and attended Appalachian Bible College in the fall of 2013. However, while attending school, Tyler felt God calling him into youth ministry, so he changed his major to Youth and Family studies. He then graduated in May of 2017. During the summer months while Tyler was a student, he served at Alpine Bible Camp, two summers as a camp counselor, and one as the program director.
Tyler met Amanda during his senior year at Appalachian Bible College, and they were married on October 27th, 2018. His hobbies include reading and watching superhero movies.