About Mount Aetna Bible Church

Our Mission:

Being and making disciples of Jesus who become and make disciples of Jesus.


Our Values

Our mission and purpose are strategically implemented through and guided by these values:

REDEMPTION

We value the supremacy of the plan of redemption as a revelation of hope and meaning in human life through which mankind fulfills its purpose and God receives glory.

REVELATION

We value the various forms of God's revelation to mankind through which he communicates his character, purposes and will. We seek to grow in our knowledge of God and in understanding our significance in serving his eternal purposes through creation, scripture, the Holy Spirit and the person and work of Jesus.

REPENTANCE

We value honest awareness of the sinful nature of the flesh and the deceitful nature of the heart. We value the personal, corporate and practical pursuit of holiness.

RELATIONSHIP

We value loving relationships as the primary dynamic and context through which we accomplish God’s purposes and most reflect His nature as revealed in the Trinity.

RENEWAL

We value the hope and embrace the reality of ongoing spiritual and personal renewal that comes as a result of living by faith, remaining in Jesus and yielding to the Holy Spirit.


Meet Our Team

Tim Bouffard

Tim has been with MABC for over 18 years. He is a graduate of Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia College of Bible – undergraduate degree; and formerly Philadelphia Biblical University – graduate degrees). In addition to shepherding and preaching, Tim provides pastoral counseling to church members. He and his wife Amy have four grown sons who are also part of the church family.

Matt Talladay

Pastor Matt joined full-time staff at MABC in 2015. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Cairn University. Matt has a passion for relational ministry as a way of life that shares the love of Jesus. When he can’t be outside, Matt loves to read up on the culture, theology, and faith in practice. He loves good food, being with his family and sharing hospitality in his home. Matt is married to Stephanie and they have three daughters. They have returned to MABC after being involved here as newlyweds over ten years ago.  In Matt's pastoral role, he oversees ministry to teens, college & career, and young families.  He also shares the preaching load and provides pastoral counseling. 

Derek Pearsall

Derek is the newest staff pastor at MABC, coming to serve in 2017. He earned a bachelor's degree in music at Thomas Edison State University, and a master's degree in worship at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Derek previously served in the U.S. Army for over 21 years, and has been in full-time ministry since leaving the military. He loves hanging out with his family, being outdoors, music, cars, computers, and DIY projects. In Derek's pastoral role at MABC, he shares the preaching load and oversees the worship ministry and church communications / media. He and his wife Amy have two grown daughters and one granddaughter.


OUR HISTORY

  • 1982- A few couples from Lebanon Valley Bible Church began meeting in family homes in the Robesonia, PA area in order to plant a church.

  • 1990- The church became officially incorporated as Heidelberg Bible Church. Scott Brady became pastor in September. 

  • 1991- Construction began on a new building in Mount Aetna, PA. The church name was changed to reflect the new location.

  • 1994- MABC celebrated their first service in the new facility. The church supported seven missionaries.

  • 2000- Tim Bouffard became co-pastor.

  • 2005- Mount Aetna Bible Church planted a church in the Robesonia area where it first began. This church again took the name Heidelberg Bible Church.

  • 2006- New education/office wing completed.

  • 2007- Rick Hemphill was hired as part-time administrative pastor. By this time the congregation supported 17 missionaries in 15 countries, and several local ministries.

  • 2015- Matt Talladay joined the pastoral staff to focus on young adult and youth ministries. 

  • 2017- Derek Pearsall joined the staff to shepherd music and worship ministry.