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Pastor Ed Babcock

Pastor Ed Babcock

Pastor Ed has spent over 40 years Serving in a variety of ministries including, 30 years as a Sr. Pastor, a Youth Pastor, and the executive Director of a Christian Camp. Ed has also been self-employed as an author, a Ministry Consultant, a Keynote and seminar speaker, and a Life Coach.


Ed helps stressed-out Christians balance work and family life without going crazy. Pastor Ed lives to Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples.


He was raised by a single Mom who made sure Ed went to Camp Hickory Hill every summer. He attributes his early spiritual growth to the men and ministry of Christian Service Brigade.

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Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cedarville University and an MDiv from The King's Seminary. He spent over 30 years as a Senior Pastor and currently serves as the Pastor of West Union Mennonite Church in Rexville, NY


He has been married to Lana for 50 years. They have 4 adult kids and 9 grandkids. Ed is also an avid Boston Red Sox and Buffalo Bills fan.

What We Believe

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative, written Word of God

  2. We believe there is one God, sovereign, omnipotent, omnipresence, and eternally existent in three person, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  3. We believe that Jesus Christ was God in Human flesh, at once fully divine and human. We believe in the virgin birth, his sinless life, his miracles, his vicarious life and atoning death on the cross, his bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of the Father, his present ministry of intersession and his personal return in power and glory.

  4. We believe that human beings were created in the image of God but rebelled against God and are therefore fallen, lost, estranged from their creator, and in need of salvation.

  5. We believe that only those who, by grace through faith, receive Jesus Christ as savior and Lord and are converted, born again of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.

  6. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who convicts persons of sin, brings them to repentance, enables the Christian to pursue life characterized by personal holiness and faithful discipleship in obedience to Jesus Christ, and gives spiritual gifts to the church to enrich worship, provide spiritual oversight, and enhance effectiveness in witness.

  7. We believe the church “body of Christ” is composed of all those of every nation who through saving faith have entered into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ. We further believe that the church is the very center of God Cosmic purpose and that he has committed to the church and every member of it the task of making Jesus known throughout the world. 

  8. We believe the local congregation of baptized believers exist to equip the body of Christ through such means as worship, teaching, fellowship and prayer to spread the gospel of Christ, to extend the influence of the kingdom of God in the world, and turn themselves outward to their local community in evangelical witness and compassionate service.  We further believe that the quality and “body life” among believers in caring congregations is essential for effective evangelism and outreach.

  9. We believe that the reality of sin in the human heart results in suffering, injustice, strife, and moral decay in society.

  10. We believe that, in Jesus Christ, the way of love and reconciliation is revealed as god’s way for his people and that the people of God are called to value the sanctity of human life, alleviate suffering, reject retaliation and personal vengeance, work for peace in all relationships, and live as responsible stewards of all Gods’ creation.

  11. We believe God instituted marriage and family at the beginning of human history.  Right sexual union takes place only within the marriage relationship, which is a covenant between one man and one women for life, and the family formed from such a union is God ordained context for birth and nurture of children.

  12. We believe in the resurrection of all people, those who are saved unto resurrection of everlasting blessedness with the lord, and those who are lost to eternal separation of the Lord.

  13. We believe that in fullness of time God will bring all things in Heaven and on Earth together under one head, the Lord, Jesus Christ.

What We Believe

Our Church is a part of the
Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations (AMEC)

More info about AMEC can be found on their website.

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