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Meet Pastor Joe Marlin and family.

Thank you for checking out this site for Epiphany Gloucester!  We spent the past four years as missionaries in Rwanda (Central Africa) till the Lord brought us home to the U.S. for the health of our sweet daughter.  That is how we ended up buying a home in Gloucester City the end of May 2016.  We thank God our daughter has gotten excellent care at CHOP and has recovered amazingly.

In Rwanda, I mentored and trained rural pastors in their own language with Africa Inland Mission.  Before that, I served as the Pastor of Mercy Ministries at Liberti Church East and as an associate Pastor at Calvary Bible Church while living in West Kensington for ten years.

I’ve got a Bachelors degree in Bible from Cairn University and a Master’s from Columbia International University.  I definitely never thought I would have been a missionary, received a graduate degree, become a pastor, or honestly even graduate high school!  I can count a good number of friends from growing up whose lives have been cut short, and I was heading in that direction, but God crashed into my life when I was sixteen, broken, lost and hurting.  He saved me from a wasted life.

God has taken this restless soul and settled me in Gloucester City and I couldn’t be happier about it.  When I’m not chasing my three wild kids, I enjoy dating my wife.  Even if that’s just grabbing some Chinese takeout after the kids get to bed.   I’m a big sci-fi fan and a root for the Eagles and the Flyers all day long.   To relax I love getting out in the woods, fishing, and smoking a pipe.

If you are interested in learning more about Jesus or this work here in Gloucester City please feel free to call me at 856-432-2118 or email me at PastorJoe@EpiphanyGloucester.org.

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Pastor Joe is a licensed minister with the Congregationalists  (a conference containing some of the earliest churches established in America, that is committed to both to diversity and autonomy of each local church and yet also to essential Christian doctrine and to high moral standards of its ministers)  and is a part of the Gloucester City Ministerium (The local organization for the clergy of town.)  He also is a new member of the Gloucester City Lions Club.