The Early Days
In 1967 a prayer group in the Green Pond community had a vision for a year round church. At that time the Green Pond village chapel housed a 2 month ministry during the summer. In 1969 God allowed this vision became a reality and Green Pond Bible Chapel was formally established as an independent, evangelical, non-denominational church. GBPC continued to meet in the facilities of the summer Chapel until 1984. During this phase of the church Pastor. John Lusk began coming to the Chapel on a monthly basis as a visiting speaker. Gradually, Pastor. Lusk increased his commitment and began to speak weekly at the Chapel. Additional pastoral responsibilities were performed by the laymen of the church.
Moving to Green Pond Road
In 1984 God blessed the Chapel with a new location and the Chapel moved into its own facilities on a thirty-two acre wooded campus located on Green Pond Road. At that time Pastor Lusk was called to serve as a full-time pastor of the church. In 1994, after twenty-five years of successful ministry at the Chapel, Pastor Lusk retired, and Pastor Allan Maitha was called to carry on the ministry of the Chapel.
The ministry continued to grow, and as the church family grew so did the facilities. The second phase, completed in 2001, included expanded educational space and a top of the line gymnasium for church functions and outreach events.
Pastoral staff has been added to meet the spiritual needs of the growing body. From 1997 to 2001 Pastor Glen Carter served as the Associate Pastor for Youth. In 2002 seeing the ever increasing need for administration and ministry development leadership, the Chapel called Pastor Andy Brown to join the pastoral staff as an Associate and as of 2011 is serving as Executive Pastor. From 2006 to 2009 Pastor Camlon Rooke served as the Youth Pastor. From 2009-2010 Pastor Mark Grawher served as Executive Pastor.
In 2010 Pastor Maitha retired and in 2011 Pastor Ryan Boys was called as the third senior pastor in the Chapel’s history. Today Green Pond Bible Chapel continues to minister the gospel to all who attend and to the surrounding community. We pray that God will be glorified by our present and future ministry and would use us to radically transform Northwest New Jersey for His glory.