E.A.G.L.E.S.  (55+) Ministry:

Purpose and Vision

First- thanks for checking out our page! Nice to meet you!  

Our purpose is found in our name- the acrostic “E.A.G.L. E.S.” which stands for:







We believe those who have been on the journey of life longer are one of the most important groups in our church.  We seek to mobilize this age group (and any that would like to come with us) to enjoy encouraging fellowship and vital ministry.  

Our mission and vision are also found in an acrostic- “N.E.S.T.”:

Nurturing one another in fellowship

Edifying one another in the Word of God

Serving the body of Christ and the community

Torch-Bearing to the Next Generation.

Meet Pastor Gary

Pastor Gary Walter came on staff at Leb Free in 2010 having moved here from New Jersey.  Gary received a B.S. degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University) in 1975 and a Masters degree in Human Development from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1979. He met and married the love of his life, Joan , in 1978.  He has three grown children and seven grandchildren who he loves greatly!  While in New Jersey he served on the pastoral team of two churches and now has the position of Pastor of Congregational Care at Leb Free. His duties include leading the Eagles, Visitation of the sick, Counseling those seeking marriage as well as triage counseling.

        He is part time at the church as he also runs his own mail order business, Gary Walter Baseball Cards. Previously he taught history and psychology at Jackson High School in New Jersey.  He enjoys sports, Christian music  and travel as he has visited 49 US states and over 40 foreign countries. He has chosen the motto “Love All- Worship One” as a life goal for he and his wife.

       Eagles are encouraged to be integrated into the life of the whole church and although we gear our activities to those 55 and over, anyone of any age is welcome to join us.  We love intergenerational fellowship and ministry.  We have frequent activities such as attendance at concerts, plays, hymn sings, ministry tours, reaching out to those who are homebound or in nursing facilities, and more.  We try to keep everyone informed of our activities via email.  If you would like to be on our email list to receive updates of our activities or if you have any questions please contact Pastor Gary with the form below.

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