GREETINGS FROM PASTOR AMARA
Welcome to Albright-Bethune United Methodist Church! I am blessed to serve as the Pastor of this faithful and diverse congregation! I am relatively new to the State College area and to the Albright-Bethune United Methodist church. I am delighted to be appointed to this wonderful congregation for ministry.
I come to the State College from a long and interesting journey in life. Born and raised in Sierra Leone, I traveled to Russia for education and work. I lived in various parts of Europe. I pursued my seminary education at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, NY. I am blessed and gifted in multiple languages and cultures that help me in my ministry.
Prior to my appointment to the State College Bethune/Park Forest charge, I served in the former Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church. I have served in the Susquehanna Conference since its formation. I come from the Plains church in the Scranton/Wilkes Barre district.
Married to a beautiful wife, Kadie, a native of Sierra Leone, we are blessed with two wonderful sons Charles and Paul Jr. We enjoy being grandparents of a delightful and cheerful grandson Andrew. We are currently awaiting another grandson, Jacob, who will be here sometime this July.
I am here to serve the needs of God's children. On behalf of the Albright-Bethune United Methodist Church, I invite all to join in worship and mission, because we are better and stronger together!
May the Peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ always be with you.
Pastor Paul Charles Amara