Rick Smith
Lead Pastor

As the Lead Pastor of Aldersgate, I’m excited to be serving Christ with this amazing congregation. I love seeing people come to faith in Jesus Christ, grow in grace and discipleship, and go forth to serve others and transform the world in the power of the Holy Spirit.

A graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a degree in Music Education, I taught instrumental music in public schools for 3 years. Following that I worked for the unemployment office in Chambersburg, PA for several years. It was around that time that I felt God calling me to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church. After graduation from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, I served churches in Hopewell, PA; Zion UMC in York (Assoc. Pastor); Picture Rocks, PA; and Hanover, PA before being appointed to Aldersgate Church.

Our vision is to Know Jesus, Live Jesus, and Share Jesus. I invite you to join us as we live out the vision God has given us, and seek to do all things to the glory of Jesus Christ by the grace of the Holy Spirit.