Al Detter - Interim Pastor
In 1975, I became a youth pastor at Skokie Valley Baptist Church in Wilmette, Illinois. In 1978, I became Senior Pastor of Grace Church in Erie, PA, where I spent 32 years in that post followed by three years on staff as an associate. In 2013, I went into interim pastoral ministry serving Old North Church in Canfield, OH and First Baptist Church in New Castle, PA. It is my pleasure to currently be serving Christ Community Church. My three greatest pastoral joys are being experienced here – preaching the Word, leading the church, and helping people grow in their faith in Christ.
Marie and I will be married 50 years in August. We reside in Erie, PA. We have four children and eight grandchildren. I’m a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
One of my hobbies is collecting and reading old books. The earliest book in my collection is a Bible
printed in 1599. A Bible – how appropriate.
Andrew Brautigam- Music Team Leader
I grew up playing music and woke up on Sunday mornings hearing my mom pound out that morning's music on our family's grand piano. When I was a teenager I decided I needed to learn how to play the guitar, so I stole the cheap beginner guitar my sister ignored and have been playing in churches ever since. If you can play an instrument or sing, and feel called to be a part of a team creating powerful worship experiences, please contact me. Our teams lead our Church with authenticity and excellence. We serve our Church by playing music that is relevant, spiritually and culturally, to the community in which we live.
Shelley Brautigam- Square One Children’s Ministry Director
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