2015 Spring Regional Gatherings scheduled

Experience the the joy that comes through fellowship with sisters and brothers across the Evangelical Association by gathering for a day of worship, prayer, celebration and spiritual growth.  There are three Regional Gatherings already planned for 2015 in various parts of the country.  These events are usually about six hours long giving you time to drive to and from the gathering in the same day to keep costs down.  It’s a great opportunity to introduce people in your church to the ministry of the Evangelical Association!

Upcoming Regional Gatherings:

Saturday – April 18 North Carolina Regional

  • Pleasant Ridge Christian Church – Greensboro, North Carolina

Saturday – April 25 Mid-Atlantic Regional

  • St. Thomas Church – Bernville, Pennsylvania

Saturday – May 9 Upper Midwest Regional

  •  Cross Community Church – Berne, Indiana

Event brochures and registration materials will be posted soon.  Contact Rev. Jim Barnes for more information: 877-424-1472 or natmin@evangelicalassociation.org.

Kicked off HGTV but Speaking at EA Convocation

For those of you thinking about skipping out on the Friday morning Pastor and Church Leader’s Seminar at the National Convocation, you might want to rethink your plans!  On September 19th, at 9 am we will host two brothers who recently made national headlines for the stand they took.  In fact they’ve been featured recently on Fox News, CNN, “Good Morning America”, and in editions of “The Wall Street Journal” and Billy Graham’s, “Decision Magazine (July/August 2014).

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MMBB extends Premier Health plans for 2014

MMBB  (Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board), the partner pensions and healthcare provider for the Evangelical Association, has announced that it will extend their PremierHealth care plans through the calendar year 2014 to give clergy and churches a better opportunity to evaluate the health insurance options available because of health care reform. Continue reading

Tanzanian Pastor ordained in EA church in Pennsylvania

Saturday, October 5th, was a day of great excitement and celebration at Salem Church in Waynesboro, PA, as Rev. Josephales Mtebe was ordained to the Ministry of the Gospel. The ordination service was conducted by Rev. Lin Smalec, pastor of Salem Church, and attended by friends, family, Salem Church members, and representatives from local churches and a sister Evangelical Association church. Continue reading

Regional Gatherings give praise to the Lord!

Have you ever attended an EA Regional Gathering?  They’re nothing like a lot of mainline denominational meetings that are focused on business and seem spiritually dead at times.  Instead, EA Regional Gatherings are intended to re-fuel pastors and lay leaders for ministry. They are infused with Spirit filled worship, dynamic preaching and teaching, and practical workshops to enhance local church ministry. Continue reading

Fall Networker Online

Posted on 2012-11-14 16:40:14

The Fall 2012 issue of the Networker is now available online. Read about the Convocation 2012 recap and how the EA is moving into the future along with other new evangelical groups coming out of mainline churches. Read online here.

EA Board approves full-time National Minister position

Posted on 2012-07-10 16:27:48

Rev. Jim Barnes

Rev. Jim Barnes

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Evangelical Association, it is my great privilege to announce that our part-time National Minister, the Rev. Jim Barnes, will become full-time as of September 15, 2012.  The Board unanimously voted to extend this call for full-time ministry to Jim on May 30, 2012. Continue reading

Historic texts now linked to EA website

Posted on 2012-06-15 11:25:43

Historic texts of interest to many congregations affiliated with the Evangelical Association can now  be read online via links from the EA website.  The Resource page now offers links to archival copies of the Aid to the Heidelberg Catechism (1904) and the Evangelical Book of Worship (1916).  Additional historic texts will be linked from the Resource page as they are acquired.

Spring Networker online

Posted on 2012-04-24 07:02:36

The Spring 2012 issue of the Networker is now available to read it online.  Check out the latest news from around the Evangelical Association.  Download it here.

Winter 2012 Networker online

Posted on 2012-01-23 15:03:46

The Winter 2012 edition of the Networker newsletter is now available to read online.  Check out what’s happening around the country in the latest edition of the Evangelical Association’s official newsletter.

Relive the Sights of Convocation 2011

Posted on 2011-09-22 17:12:28


The Evangelical Association’s 2011 National Convocation was held September 16-18, 2011 at Bethesda Evangelical Church, St. Louis, MO.  The three day event brought together Christians from all around the country to lift up the name of Jesus and “Crown Him Lord of All.”  Check out photos from Convocation 2011. Continue reading

Summer Networker Online

Posted on 2011-07-15 20:52:07

The 2011 Summer issue of the Networker, the Evangelical Association’s official newsletter, is hot off the press and available online.  Read it here today.

EA Church helps provide healing and hope after Alabama tornadoes

Posted on 2011-05-07 17:28:18

Devastating tonadoes that swept through Cullman, Alabama on April 27, 2011 may have gutted the community’s downtown district leaving a trail of demolished buildings and homes, but as The Cullman Timesnotes, “there are a few things that even 175-mile-per-hour winds, and a 38 mile-long trail of devastation can’t touch: Hope. Resiliency.  Faith.”  Amid the devastation, churches in the area have had the chance to share the power of the risen Christ with their neighbors with St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church, an EA member congregation, helping to take the lead. Continue reading

Board Members meet in Texas

Posted on 2011-03-07 00:28:36

EA Board members share a time of worship during their annual Board meeting at First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, Texas on February 28.

Networker online

Posted on 2010-06-04 19:47:38

The Summer 2010 issue of the Evangelical Association’s Networker newsletter is hot off the press and available online.  Read it here.

Ash Wednesday Traditions Vary Among EA Churches

Posted on 2010-02-04 08:56:53

The forty days of Lent begin with Ash Wednesday.  This is a day that is set aside for prayer, fasting, and spiritual relfection.  Many EA congregations celebrate Ash Wednesday, but their observances are as unique as the congregations that make up the Evangelical Association. Continue reading

Blogging for Jesus

Posted on 2009-11-24 22:01:25

Pastors writing pastoral articles on topics of faith and theology for public consumption are part of the Christian heritage going back to Martin Luther and beyond.  Through the years most local church pastors have published pastoral articles in their church’s monthly newsletters.  In our contemporary digital age, many pastors now utilize internet technology to spread the Gospel message online via pastoral blogs. Pastors in the Evangelical Association are no exception.  Continue reading

New National Minister Announced


The EA National Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the Rev. Jim Barnes, senior pastor at Bethesda Evangelical Church in St. Louis, Missouri, has been named the new National Minister of the Evangelical Association. Continue reading

Indiana Church Hosts Biker Sunday

Posted on 2009-09-08 19:19:07

What do motorcycles, rock music, Jesus and the unemployed all have in common?  Broadway Christian Church, Kimmel, IN, can provide the answer.  The congregation hosted their third annual Bikers Sunday on August 16, 2009.  The event combines good food, great music and a bunch of bikers with Jesus all for a great cause.  Continue reading

EA churches make global impact

Posted on 2009-08-11 18:03:54

Jesus commissioned the Church to be his witnesses “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).  The churches networked together in the Evangelical Association strive to have a global impact in various ways that bear witness to Christ’s love all over the world. Continue reading

EA Churches touch communities

Posted on 2009-05-28 08:25:11

Impacting the communities around us in Jesus’ name is a major part of the mission for  EA churches across the country.  Churches of the Evangelical Association live out that gospel mandate in a variety of ways. Continue reading

Oasis ministry reaches teens in Sinking Springs, PA

Posted on 2009-05-26 22:15:14

It started as a burden. Four years ago, I (Will Ogle, the youth director at St. John’s Reformed Church in Sinking Spring, PA,) felt God placing a burden on my heart to create a place where I could meet with students on common ground. With so many students in the area not attending any church, the challenge was to create a place that they would come to, where they could be exposed to the love of Christ, without it seeming force-fed or unnatural. Continue reading

Midwest Regional Gathering a success!

Posted on 2009-05-04 19:04:45

The Mid-West Regional Gathering of the Evangelical Association was held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at St. John’s Christian Church in Archbold, Ohio, with 84 in attendance.  Attendees came from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The theme of the event was “Arise! Gather. Grow. Glorify!” This gathering was both uplifting and encouraging to all. The workshops that were presented brought inspiration and encouragement, as well as challenge to the people whose churches were represented.

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Celebrating Two Little Miracles in Bradys Bend, PA

Posted on 2009-02-15 18:31:17

Pastor Pete Sapp and his congregation, Trinity Reformed Church in Brady’s Bend, PA are celebrating a couple of little miracles that have blessed the pastor and church family in a BIG way!

On February 10, 2009 Pete’s wife, Terri, gave birth to their third child, a beautiful baby girl. This was a second blessing that the pastoral family received within the past few weeks. Continue reading

EA Sponsors New Church Start in Ohio

Posted on 2008-06-30 19:20:47

The Evangelical Association is lending a helping hand in launching a new church start in Spencerville, OH called Living Faith Christian Community.

The new “pioneer” church is led by Rev. Ron Shifley.  The church start launched public worship on June 1, 2008.  On June 8 the launch celebration continued when Rev. Gary Bowman, National Minister, joined the congregation, delivering the message during worship and then sharing in a fellowship dinner afterwards. Continue reading