It's been my privilege to be the pastor of the Andover Alliance Church since March 2009. I grew up in East Greenbush, NY (just outside Albany) to Godly parents who were very involved in the church. I attended Hudson Valley Community College, Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary. It was at Nyack that I met my gorgeous wife Sandi. We've been married since 1991 and have 2 wonderful daughters, Emily and Elissa. Both girls are students at Andover Central School.
It was at Nyack that I started a puppet ministry. Sandi joined the puppet team and the ministry has grown over the years as we involve more people and more puppet friends. Our puppet team here at Andover Alliance has performed at the Maple Fest, the local school, many area churches and senior citizen facilities.
Before coming to Andover, I pastored in C&MA churches in New Jersey, the Adirondacks, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. It is my passion to see people develop life changing relationships with Jesus Christ. My preaching is Bible based with an emphasis on its relevance to us today. I believe that the church needs to be a resource for the community, so I choose to be involved in civic activities as much as possible. I'm a member of the Andover Lions Club, Treasurer of the Andover 4th of July Committee, and serve as hospital chaplain. I'm also on the District Evangelism Committee. I begin each day with exercise and I'm an avid runner.
That's enough about me. Why not come and visit? Tell us about you.
Pastor Phil Barner, Don Burns, Neil Brewster (not pictured), David Kendall, Chuck Taylor
Pastor Phil Barner, Jeffery Brewster (Trustee), Don Burns (Elder Emeritus), Neil Brewster (Elder), Irene Burton (Treasurer), David Kendall (Elder), Rose Mary Munkes (Secretary), Chuck Taylor (Elder), June Taylor (Assistant Treasurer)
Jeff Brewster, Jake Brewster (not pictured), David Sootheran