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EBIC Building History

1778 Denominational beginnings near Elizabethtown
1800's Elizabethtown has a "house church" associated with Cross Roads, Maytown, and Conoy.
1910 First building is built on Arch Street (now Elizabethtown Borough Offices).
1949 Church addition including space for narthex, balcony, and rest rooms
1954 Church purchases its first organ
1960s Hershey House and Market Street houses are purchased for Christian Education facilities
1975 New land is purchased at the edge of town
1978 New church is completed with a total square footage of 23,000
1993 New Wing added to church building, expanding available classrooms
1998 Existing gym/Fellowship Hall is renovated to create a second floor and a new gym is added

EBIC Pastoral Staff

early 20th Aaron Martin, John Lebo, Samuel O. Brubaker, Pastors
century
1948-51 Paul McBeth, bi-vocational Pastor
1951-57 C. R. Heisey, first full-time Pastor
1957-59 Henry S. Miller, Pastor
1957-65 Donald Shafer, Pastoral Intern, Pastor
1965-74 Glenn Ginder, Pastor
1975-80 Elbert Smith, Pastor
1979-82 Gary Eldred, Associate & Youth Pastor
1980-88 Dale Allison, Senior Pastor
1982-85 Joe Hyatt, Associate & Youth Pastor
1985-90 Verle Brubaker, Associate & Youth Pastor
1989-07 David Hall, Senior Pastor
1989-03 Dwight Thomas, Minister of Music, also Congregational Development
1990-05 Lucille Ulery, Minister of Visitation & Care
1990-00 Jim Gambini, Youth Pastor
1996-97 Simone Heisey, Director of Children's Ministry
1997-00 Lew Rinard, Pastor of Discipleship & Lay Development
1997-00 Laura Sider, Minister of Children's Ministries
2000-09 Renée Long, Ministry Assistant/Director of Children's Ministries
2000-04 Heidi Wingert Risser, Ministry Assistant for Youth
2000-10 Gene Wingert, Associate Pastor, Pastor for Adult Ministries
2003-13 Bryan Leaman, Youth Choir Director, Director of Music Ministries
2003-09 Greg Starr, Pastor for Compassion Ministries
2004-08 Nate Shumaker, Director of Youth Ministries
2005-07 Tom Hartman, Assistant Pastor
2005-08 Dan Scharmer, Minister of Music
2007-08 Bob Ives, Interim Preaching Pastor
2008- Steve Lane, Senior Pastor
2008- Jane Dows, Minister of Visitation & Care
2009-15 Nick Ressler, Youth & Young Adults Ministry
2010-11 Laura Sider, Minister to Families & Outreach Coordinator
2010-11 Joel Latshaw, Children's Ministry Associate
2010-13 Ron Burwell, Pastor of Congregational Care
2011- Juli Rairigh, Children's Ministry
2011- Jason Bryant, Middle School Ministry
2014- Geoff Twigg, Music Ministry
2015- Ryan Zook, Youth & young Adult Ministry

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