Getting Married?

There is nothing more exciting than finding a love for a lifetime! … And nothing more important than getting valuable and Biblical insights of how to nourish and direct that love. We would love to come along young couples preparing for marriage and help them get started in their incredible journey.

We seek to give couples a great start on their life together through a five step process:

1-  A flyer and marital application is available from the church office that explains everything.

2-  Filling out the application gives the couple a chance to see what the church offers and gives the pastoral staff a chance to get to know the couple.

3- The Pastor of Congregational Care has a meet and greet with the couple where the next steps of the program are explained and the couple has a chance to ask any questions. A book and workbook called “Ready to Wed" are obtained along with a DVD that will help guide the couple.

4- The couple will be introduced to a “Shepherding Couple” who are experienced in the marital journey and are eager to share insights and support. You will be able to work with them on team building projects as you build your marital team. They will view the videos with you and discuss the subjects in the “Ready to Wed” curriculum. Very practical subjects include everything from questions about sex to preparing a family budget. This is designed as a 12-week course, but can be tailored to meet your unique needs.

5- You will secure a pastor for the wedding ceremony. After your special day, we will continue to be available for you as you grow together in your new life together.

To get started, just drop by the church office and pick up the information. Feel free to contact Pastor Gary at any time for more info with the form below.

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 title 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.

Resource Center

Be sure to visit our Library for many useful books and DVDs on a wide range of topics, including marriage and family issues. It is open on Sundays between services and after the second service. If you would rather come during the week, please check in with our office staff. You may also contact Pastor Gary Walter for more ideas on resources for your family.

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