Rev. Vernl E. Mattson - Associate Regional Pastor
Vernl E. Mattson
Rev. Vernl E. MattsonReverend Vernl E. Mattson has served as Associate Regional Pastor for the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey since 2004.
ministry now is in four associations: North NJ Association, North Shore Association, Greater Delaware Valley Association and West New Jersey Baptist Association
As Associate Regional Pastor, his
ministry includes assisting churches and pastor to be Healthy and Faithful in their ministries.
Rev. Mattson is actively involved in worship opportunities within ABCNJ, in leadership development, organizational dynamics, church administration and leading in Health and Faithfulness Initiatives using his years in administration and personnel management to provide counsel and guidance to church leader.
Rev. Mattson loves to preach in the churches, share devotionals and provide leadership training.
Rev. Mattson said, "It is a privilege to be in ministry with the congregations in New Jersey and to watch them address the opportunities for evangelism, discipleship, worship renewal, and a host of other ministries in our day and time.
As Associate Regional Pastor, I have the joy of walking with congregations as they discover God's vision for their ministry and to enable their ministries to take hold in New Jersey.
looks forward to visiting with all of the pastors and church leadership throughout the year and he
is greatly encouraged by the giftedness of our pastors and laity.
desires to build up the body of Christ, and to address faithfully the needs for spiritual renewal and outreach in our world.
desires to be with you and your church family as often as possible.
Rev. Vernl E. Mattson's ministry assignment has slightly changed with the introduction of the ABCNJ
Bridge Pastors in 2010.
now is being called upon by all ABCNJ
For over thirty years, he has served in regional level mission and in pastoral ministry.
has a great love for the American Baptist mission, himself becoming a believer in Jesus through their ministry and mission work.
has conducted a number of mission trips within the United States and Europe; with a primary focus on the Baptist Union of Poland
, Mexico, and National Ministries missions in the western USA.
He served as the Associate Executive Minister for the American Baptist Churches of Michigan before coming to New Jersey.
skills in administration, non-profit organization, and communications were extensively used as well as mission interpretation and Biblical stewardship education.
He loves the use of technology within the church and has served as webmaster and trainer for website development within local churches.
launched ABC-MI E-Link, a bi-weekly electronic communication serving ABC-MI churches and leaders in 2000 which became the primary means of sharing regional news.
is co-webmaster for ABCNJ
.NET and continues to provide tools for the use of the Internet by ABCNJ local churches.
Since 1971, Rev. Mattson
has been engaged in pastoral and administrative missions within the American Baptist Churches
of the USA, Rev. Mattson
has remained a dedicated supporter of local church ministries and mission efforts.
has been able to visit a number of international and national missions including Poland, Mexico, Jordan, Israel, Italy, Greece, Great Britain and Egypt.
Most recently was part of an ABCNJ
Mission Team that went to Central Philippines University
, Iloilo, Philippines.
has visited many of our Neighborhood Action Projects, home mission agencies and new church development sites.
has taken work teams to Mexico, and to the Kodiak Baptist Mission in Alaska.
Rev. Mattson was born in North Platte, Nebraska and as a youth also lived in Wyoming and Idaho.
He received his Masters of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Kansas and has served churches in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.
He served for eighteen years in various staff positions in the American Baptist Churches of Michigan and Metro Chicago prior to coming to New Jersey.
is married to Corrine Lynn Mattson and they have two adult daughters and five grandchildren.