David McKeown/staff photo Paul Zaspel, pastor of the Word of Life Baptist Church, Pottsville, talks Sunday about his 20 years at the church.
Pastor Paul Zaspel of the Word of Life Baptist Church in Pottsville celebrated his 20th anniversary as pastor Sunday.
Rick Kantner, co-pastor of the church, said Sunday that they were putting this celebration together for four months and that Zaspel
has been faithful to the church for 20 years.
It also states that Zaspel was raised as the son of a Baptist preacher, the late Dr. James Zaspel, he has a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and a Master of Arts in Theology and has been active in the ministry since 1979.
Kantner also said that Zaspel
loves the Bible, is "very educated," energetic and enjoys working with the youth since he
offers all sorts of youth activities all week long.
"I came to be the youth and music pastor and I just love working with young people and music has always been a passion for me," Zaspel
"My brother was the pastor at the time when he
left, I came to fill his
brother, Fred, was the pastor at Word of Life Baptist Church
for 18 years.
Zaspel was previously a pastor in southern Minnesota and first preached in Pottsville on March 7, 1993.
Zaspel is also the pastor of Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Minersville.
"I just love the people here," Zaspel