Director of Missions / Treasurer

Ben Scott

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On August 19, 2013, Pastor Ben began his ministry with the Association as Interim Director of Missions. He previously served as Interim DOM from 2005-2007. At its annual meeting on October 18, 2014, Association members elected him Director of Missions.

Pastor Ben has been a bivocational pastor since 1995 and presently serves as Pastor at Lykens Valley Bible Church, SBC in Lykens, PA (Dauphin County) since October 2004. Ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1997, he served four previous churches in Oklahoma, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

Pastor Ben has served in both non-profit and for-profit corporations since 1991. Among his non-profit ministries, he served at Dallas Theological Seminary from 1991 to 2002, Philadelphia Biblical University (now called Cairn University) from 2002-2004, various school districts and colleges from 2004-2006, SCBA from 2005-2007, the Northern Dauphin Revitalization Project from 2006-2012, and now again in SCBA. He writes grants and consults in various crisis situations for both non-profits and for-profits since 2004, and he served briefly as Chief Financial Officer at a radio station in 2012-2013.

Pastor Ben holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in Higher Education (minor in theological studies), a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary in Christian Education (minor in academic ministries), and a B.S. from Lancaster Bible College in Bible (minor in pastoral ministries). He has completed advanced studies in curriculum and instruction from Drexel University.

Pastor Ben enjoys trail runs, weight-lifting, and trail design/building/maintenance. He escapes to the central New Jersey beaches every other weekend in the summers. And while he believes Apple products are the only useful tools on the globe, he gently consoles those who labor with their PCs.

Pastor Ben trusted Christ as his personal savior at age 5. He rededicated his life to Christ at age 12 and was baptized that same summer. He felt a call to ministry at age 17 and pursued pastoral training. Pastor Ben enjoys preaching, teaching, and administration, his primary gifts.

Director of Ethnic Ministries

Alberto Hernandez

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On January 1, 2014 Pastor Alberto Hernandez began his new ministry as Director of Ethnic Ministries at SCBA. He previously served at SCBA in partnership with Keystone Baptist Association, the North American Mission Board, and the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania and South Jersey during the previous 14 years as Hispanic Catalytic Missionary.

Pastor Alberto is a bivocational pastor, leading Iglesia Vida Abundante (Abundant Life Church) in Reading, PA since 2012. Pastor Alberto previously served as a pastor and evangelist in Peru, South America where he ministered internationally.

Pastor Alberto and his wife, Jenny, make their home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They have four children, and three of their children are presently in college.


John Buhr

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Pastor John has served at Fredericksburg Baptist for four years and has now transitioned into a new, temporary role as Association Moderator. In addition to presiding over the association meetings, Pastor John serves as roving ambassador between the association and her member churches. His objective in 2018 is to acquaint all the churches with their associational resources and communicate needs back to the association to assist the churches in their ministry and mission.


Garret Rain

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Pastor Garret served previously at the Oswego Drive Community Baptist Church and has been pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Elizabethtown for four years. During 2018 he continues his role as Association Vice-Moderator in which he accepts leadership for the Moderator in his absence at any association meetings and presides over the Administrative Council, the association's advisory board to the Director of Missions.

Training Team Leader

Garret Rain

Evangelism Team Leader

Ron Rush

Administration Team Leader

Ben Scott

Missions Team Leader

Jerry Cowan

Prayer Ministry Leader

Jack Peters

   December 2018   
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