Our Pastors


  • Senior Pastor

    Simeon Counterman

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  • Associate Pastor

    andrew counterman

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Senior Pastor

Pastor Simeon Counterman’s

Personal Testimony of Salvation

It was the 26th of January, a Thursday night, in 1986 that I received Christ as my Savior. 

I remember that our church was in the middle of special meetings that week. That night, the church had watched the last film in a series known as The Thief in the Night. The film scared me to “death”. 

I was terrified of being left behind when the Lord returned. When my family got home that night, I went and spoke with my dad in our kitchen. 

He showed me out of the Bible that I was a sinner, and that I was in need of a savior. That savior was Christ alone. There was no other way to heaven, except through Christ’s blood. 

That evening, I accepted the gift of salvation through Jesus and He saved my soul. From then on, I have tried to serve the Lord diligently.


 E-Mail Pastor Simeon Counterman here. 

 

Curriculum Vitae: 

June, 2010 - Certificate of Ordination, Heritage Baptist Church, Flemington, NJ


2005-2008 - Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Lansdale, PA, - Master of Divinity


September, 2005 - Heritage Baptist Church – Flemington, NJ,  Certificate of License for Pastoral Ministry


2004-2005 - Maranatha Baptist Bible College – Watertown, WI.  Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Emphasis in Counseling


2000-2004 Maranatha Baptist Bible College – Watertown, WI - Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, Emphasis in Marketing

Associate Pastor

Pastor Andy Counterman received Christ on October 6th, 1973 in the parsonage of Calvary Baptist Church of Stroudsburg (West). As a new convert, he was catapulted into two weeks of revival meetings that saw the fruit of believer's baptism and church membership. With very good mentors by his side, it became natural to share Christ with others. This passion grew to the place of going off to school to learn more of His Word. While under the teaching and directing of Pastor Ron Rice, the call to ministry became clear, validated by his local home church.

In 1981, he and his family started Freedom Baptist Church of Durhamville, NY.  In the summer of 1994, he answered a call to become pastor of Anchor Baptist Church of Millersville, MD and remained there for almost 25 years. In 2018, Pastor Andy became Associate Pastor under his youngest son here at Calvary Baptist Church in Burlington, Iowa.


Dr. Counterman’s education includes degrees from: 

Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, (Owatonna, MN)

The New School for Social Research, (New York, NY)

Central Baptist Theological Seminary, (Minneapolis, MN)

Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, (Lansdale, PA)

Maranatha Baptist University, (Watertown, WI). 

 

Andy is married to Jo Ellen, a talented conference speaker and experienced teacher who loves to serve the Lord in the local church. They are the parents of three married sons, all of whom are in full-time pastoral ministry.  Dr. and Mrs. Counterman are also very proud of their ten grandchildren. 

 

Pastor Andy is involved in active missions work as the Senior Director of Baptist Evangelistic Ministry Endeavors - Latin America (BEME-LA) and he also serves on the board of Maranatha Baptist University. Andy and Jo Ellen love to open their home for hospitality and to share the gospel with others.  They also love to travel and to sail, and with Dr. Counterman as a licensed pilot, they love to fly. 


Email Pastor Andy Counterman here.