Biblical Leadership at Christian Life Fellowship.
Reverend Berman has been in ordained ministry since 1991. He is the founding and Senior Pastor of the Christian Life Fellowship Church in Swanzey, NH, and is ordained in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (C&MA). He is a dynamic powerful preacher who refuses to give into the political anti free speech movement in this culture, and he is a defender of the veracity of The Word of God.
Pastor Berman has extensive ministry experience including church planting, marriage & individual counseling, Training theological students, mentoring and consulting. Reverend Berman also has vast business experience, public speaking, as well as extensive media experience. He has an understanding of cultures due to his diligent study, as well as having traveled to over 20 countries, including teaching theology to pastors in Mexico. He has also pastored in a multi ethnic congregation in Connecticut. He has been heard by millions of people as a guest on many radio shows for over 25 years.
Pastor Berman knows the problem with sin, addiction (in its many forms) and how it contributes to a downward spiral in relationships, and every aspect of life. He knows this personally as one who was an addict in his teenage years.
Our Pastor is not a stranger to dealing with the most difficult problems in individuals as well as marriages that are the result of hopelessness, irresponsibility, and a whole host of self-destructive behaviors. As he likes to say “I have been an addict, I’ve been irresponsible, I know what it feels like, I know the hopelessness, I know the pain and I know exactly what it does and how to get free.”
As a Biblical counselor, Reverend Berman has helped hundreds of people turn their lives around through the power of the Biblical principles he candidly teaches. His extensive years of ministry service, gives him the necessary tools that helps him to see through the façade, and get right to the root causes of deep problems. Most important is this; Our Pastor loves people, has dedicated his life to, and has been committed to seeing people be set free for 30 years by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Follow Pastor Dave on twitter @DrDavidMBerman
Pastor Brian Cook is a fully ordained minister of the Gospel and has served as a pastor at Christian Life Fellowship for over 10 years. He is a graduate of the Church Leadership Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. He serves at CLF as an Assistant Pastor and his ministries include solid Bible teaching and preaching. He also leads our Youth Ministry Team. He and his wife Diane have been married for over 20 years and have 4 children and many grandchildren.
Follow Pastor Brian on twitter @pastorbriancook
Pastor Timothy (Tim) Parsons is fully ordained minister of the gospel and a graduate of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Leadership Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
Tim is an Assistant Pastor at CLF and also leads our worship ministry. He sings, plays guitar and drums, and provides oversight to many other aspects of ministry at CLF. He has been a part of the church for 15 years and has been married to his wife, Katherine for 13 years. They have 2 children.
You can follow Pastor Tim on twitter @timothyjparsons.
Elder Rich Rogers and wife, Penny Rogers were born in Randolph VT. They moved to Keene about 30 years ago when Rich got a job in Keene, and they were married shortly after moving. They will be celebrating their 30th year of marriage this year. About 18 years ago they were invited to church and have served as members of Christian Life Fellowship for approximately just as long. Elder Rich has served in many capacities including Greeter, Visit/Care Ministry, Deacon, and currently is the Treasurer and an Elder. He is very active in the media ministry of the church, and is the producer of the weekly service which airs on Cheshire TV. His wife manages the Kitchen ministry.
Elder Rich and Penny have one child: William, who assists in many of the behind-the-scenes activities in the church in the media ministry, as well as assists in the maintenance of the church website.
Elder Mike Lathrop and his family have been part of CLF since the very first storefront meeting in February 1996. He has been in church leadership for over 15 years, and a follower of Christ since his conversion in 1978.
Elder Mike has gone on missions trips to Mexico and Russia in previous years. He and his wife, Sandra, were married in Israel in 1982 and toured the holy land on their honeymoon. They recently renewed their vows on their 30th anniversary in Jerusalem. She is the Sunday school coordinator at CLF. They have 3 children, and 5 grandchildren.
Elder Doug Rehmer and his wife, Vicki, have been attending CLF for over 17 years. They have both served in various ministries at the church, including serving in Sunday School. Elder Doug is a former Men’s Group leader, Young Adults Assistant and is a current member of the CLF Building Committee. His lovely wife Vicki is the leader of the CLF Women’s Ministry. They have 5 children and have been married for 22 years.