On Sunday, October 27, Liberti will be doing a special combined worship service with both of our campuses in Center City, where we'll be ordaining our first teams of elders and deacons, and we'll officially make the transition from being a new church-plant to an established congregation.

Elders and deacons are teams of lay leaders who partner with our staff in overseeing and serving the church. These teams of leaders were nominated by the church, have undergone a year-long training process, and are anticipating serving in this new chapter of our church's life. Have questions or thoughts about elders and deacons? Email Jared Ayers at

ELDERS: Nanette Ballbach, Ross Hatton, Nate Heller, Kevin Kleinschmidt, Michael O'Brien, Jeff Price, Doug Wisner

DEACONS: Paul Burkhart, Krista Dedrick, Barb Delp, Betsy Farris, Austin Gee, Sarah Kleinschmidt, David Kwon, Katy Martin, Brooke McDowell, Chad Somers

To celebrate this huge milestone, we'll also be throwing a birthday party! After the service, we'll be throwing a party featuring kids activities, a DJ, a chili cook-off and a homebrew contest. For more information, or to sign up for one of the contests, please email Plan on bringing a friend to the party, and we'll see you there!

When? Sunday, October 27th, 9:30 AM
Where? First Baptist Church
              123 S. 17th Street
              Philadelphia, PA
Parking? Free parking is available at the One Liberty Place parking garage, which is  
               located between 16th & 17th Streets and Market & Chestnut Streets. There are
               entrances on both 16th & 17th Street. You can get a voucher from one of the
               greeters before and after the service.