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Pastor Tom Fries

 Pastor Tom Fries has been with us for almost 3 years now, and our congregation is growing under his leadership - Praise the Lord!  He grew up in Wayne County, PA on a Dairy Farm, and his first job was a farm hand, then school teacher.  His family includes his son Erik, Erik's wife Paige, his son Andrew, 3 grandchildren, and his mother Laneta. 
People he admires include Golda Mier, Jimmy Carter and Richard Rohr. Hobbies include fishing, and his favorite quote is "Work is love made visible".

Pastor Tom has served previously in Bethlehem and also locally at Hempfield. 


Gabriel's Horn, Comments Written by Pastor Tom

  • Comments written by Pastor Tom Fries for the newsletter, Gabriel's Horn, can be accessed below.

  • Gabriel's Horn, Pastor Tom, January, 2020 Sing in the New Year!  The opening pages of the United Methodist Hymnal bear a preface that has bemused and bewildered worshippers for ages.  These seven rules, titled Directions for ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2020, 5:52 PM by Lois Kerchner
  • Gabriel's Horn, Pastor Tom Fries, December, 2019 Many gift-giving holidays surface this time of year: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, Eid-al-Adha, and Diwali, to name a few. It’s a time of love ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2019, 10:01 AM by Lois Kerchner
  • Gabriel's Horn, Pastor Tom Fries, November, 2019 Watch Out For Wormwood!  I’ve long been a fan of C. S. Lewis. His fictional novel, The Screwtape Letters  (1942) remains a favorite. The plot and characters are used ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2019, 11:43 AM by Lois Kerchner
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