God placed it on Pastor Dave's heart many years ago to one day plant a church. The mission of the church would be to communicate the heart of The Father to a broken and lost world. Every aspect of the church and all ministry done would be surrendered and guided by the Holy Spirit. What seemed like a dream many years ago has now become a reality.
Pastor Dave grew up in the Vestal, NY. His desire is to simply connect people who do not know Christ into a real and life changing relationship with Him.
Pastor Dave graduated from Vestal High School. He also graduate from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelors of Science in Education and from Walden University with a Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment.
Pastor Dave knew he was called into ministry as a teenager, but the road of preparation has been an interesting one. After working as a Physical Education teacher in the Spencer - Van Etten School district, Pastor Dave took a part time position as an Outreach Pastor at City Church in Binghamton NY. He eventually began to serve full-time as both the Outreach Pastor of the Binghamton Campus and the Campus Pastor of the Norwich Campus.
God then directed him to Tracy Creek where he served as the Lead Pastor. Now God has opened to door to plant the church that God has always placed on Pastor Dave's heart. When Pastor Dave is not involved in ministry he enjoys spending time with family, writing, coaching, and working out.
David Campbell Sr. has been teaching the Bible over 30 years in various church settings. He enjoys teaching topics on faith, discipleship, prayer, eschatology (the study of end time events), Bible books and men and women of the Bible. In 1994 he began filling pulpits for different churches and this has continued for over 25 years.
During his years of ministry he has served in many different capacities; some of those ministries have been Educational Director, adult Sunday School teacher, church deacon, and for a number of years he was involved with Bible drama productions where he had the wonderful opportunity to fill the roles of Abraham, David, Simeon, Peter, Paul and the most blessed role of all was Christ. In September of 1996 David received his ministerial credentials through the Assemblies of God.
In October of 2017 David became a published author with his book “My Journey Through The Valley of the Shadow of Death.” David graduated from Vestal High School in 1971. He completed his two-year degree from Broome Community College in Marketing and went on to have a 36-year career with IBM and Lockheed Martin. He and Susan married in 1979 and they have 3 sons and 9 grandchildren – thus far.
Pastor Curt was born in Binghamton and graduated from Vestal High School. He also graduated from Broome Community and Binghamton University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 1983.
Pastor Curt has worked at Universal Instruments for many years but has been called out of industry 3 times since 1989. In 1989, he spent 1 year at Elyon Word Ministry in South Africa. In 1997, God called him to work for the Kings Church in Wellington, England for nearly 3 years. Then in 2016, God called him to serve as the Administrative Pastor at Mercy Point Church in Watertown, New York. God has also called Pastor Curt to several short term overseas missions as well.
Pastor Curt has been involved in many areas of ministry since his teenage years. He first started in music ministry and has been active in music since the mid-1970’s. He has also been involved in preaching, leading life groups and missions trips. He and his wife, Bernadette also have a passion for animals. They both enjoy spending time with their animals when they have some quiet time at home.
Director of Deacons and Deaconess Ministry
Bob Vandermark is an Endicott native graduating from Union Endicott High School in 1967. After graduation he began his career with IBM and Lockheed Martin starting out as a machinist. Returning in 1971, after serving two years in the U.S. Army, he completed an apprenticeship with IBM as a tool and model maker and went on to obtain a two year degree from Broome Community College in Industrial Technology. In 2009 he retired as a program manager after a 42 year career with IBM and Lockheed Martin.
He and Lori were married in 1972 and together have been blessed with three children and nine grandchildren. Family is a very important aspect of their life and they enjoy spending time together. In his free time Bob enjoys doing family research.
Bob was saved as a young teenager but it was after his marriage to Lori that his faith began to really grow and deepen. Together they share a deep love for the Lord and spend time daily in God’s word and prayer. His desire is for others to come to accept Jesus’s offer of Salvation.
Dianne was born in Ilion, NY, grew up in Herkimer and graduated from Herkimer High School. She grew up in a Christian home and was saved at an early age. She also graduated from the State University College at Geneseo.
Dianne and Richard were married in 1970.
She worked as a speech pathologist at Maine Endwell School District. She was introduced to the Holy Spirit at the Apalachin Methodist Church. After the children were born Dianne continued to work as a speech pathologist at Tioga Central Schools. She also continued her education evenings, taking Bible courses for many years. After 30 years of teaching Dianne retired and completed her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Christian Ministry from Christian Leadership University.
During her working years she was instrumental in founding the Apalachin Methodist Pre-School, Abide in the Vine Child Care Center and the Apalachin Library. She has built 4 libraries over the years.
Her family has grown with the addition of 12 grandchildren. During her free time, Dianne makes quilts and is a family genealogist. Prayer and Worship is a large part of her life. She has been a member of MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries (a prophetic ministry) for 15 years.
Jennifer serves as Host Team Coordinator, Women’s Ministries Coordinator and does the graphic designs for The Father’s Heart. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Jennifer made her way to Upstate NY by way of New Jersey as a teenager, and Forest Lake Pennsylvania where she raised her 4 children. Seven of those years were spent homeschooling them until after 21 years of marriage, her divorce led her to relocate to the Binghamton area.
Raised in a devout Catholic family, Jennifer has always been involved in church life since a child and has served in many areas of ministry including “folk group”, VBS, children’s Sunday School, Usher, Greeter, Hospitality, Women’s Ministries, and teaching, often leading in those areas.
As a teenager, Jenifer began questioning the faith she was raised in and after years as a rebellious teen, came to know the Lord at age 25 while at a mom’s Bible study. Nearly 40 years later, her love for Jesus has grown and her goal is for everyone she comes in contact with to see the Jesus in her. God has opened many doors along the way for Jennifer who has no college education to her credit. Instead, life skills and a love of learning independently shaped her into who she is today. Licensed as a real estate associate broker since 2003, real estate opened up a lot of those proverbial….and literal….. doors to allow Jennifer to build new relationships, learn valuable skills and become an expert in a vibrant industry that affects everyone’s life. Her awarded performance as an agent, a leader and as an administrator is proof that one can rise to the top without a formal education but with a drive to be the best version of oneself.
In 2001, Jennifer and Rick, who met while attending First Assembly of God (now City Church) wed and live in Apalachin. Together, they have 6 children and 16 grandchildren scattered in 3 states. In her spare time, Jennifer loves to garden, bake, spend time with family and friends and play the ukelele.