Get to know our Interim Pastor
Robert L. Everett
Born June 11, 1937.
Lived most of my life in Lower Bucks County.
Graduated from Delhaas High School, Bristol Township, in 1955.
Veteran of the US Navy. Served as Machinists Mate on Destroyer, USS John W. Weeks, DD701,
1955-1957. Then assigned to Naval Reserve Training as instructor in Shipboard Engineering.
Education: ABA in Business Administration from U of Penn/Wharton.
BA in Letters, Arts and Sciences from Penn State U.
Graduate studies in Divinity at Palmer Theological Seminary.
Married to my wife, Barbara, for 62 years. We have three adult daughters, five living grandchildren,
and currently, eight great grandchildren.
I have been active in the Methodist Church most of my life.
I completed studies for Certified Lay Speaker, now Christ Servant Minister, in 1963.
I have served on most boards, committees and positions in the local church, and have been an
active part of caring, visitation and instructional teams; as well as speaking and leading worship
at other churches, retirement homes and campgrounds.
I also served as a volunteer for community programs including Contact Lower Bucks,
The Zipper Club, St. Mary and Jefferson Medical Centers Volunteers and others.
I’m considered a “Second Career Pastor”.
For most of my working years I was employed in sales and sales management.
The call to Pastoral Ministry came late in my life.
In response, I went through the required “Course of Study for Candidacy as Licensed Local Pastor”.
Upon completion, evaluation and approval, in 2007 I was licensed and appointed to serve as
Pastor of Wissinoming U. M. Church, Comly and Jackson Streets, in northeast Philadelphia.
The core leadership was a wonderful group of mostly elderly women who considered me,
already past the United Methodist mandatory retirement age, to be a ‘young pastor’.
We worked diligently together in the name of Jesus Christ, striving to
be reliable disciples of and witnesses for Him – encouraging younger people in
ministry; actively responding to needs in our community and endeavoring to
share God’s blessings with others through our outreach and missional support.
In 2014 some serious health issues necessitated my retirement from regular pastoral ministry.
So now, I believe, God has another plan for me. I don’t know what all will be in that
plan, but part of it is being here with you, for now, until Pastor Randy returns.
Pray for him. My health has improved and is continuing to improve.
Thank you for inviting me here. Pray for me, too.
God bless you, Pastor Bob Everett
Cell Phone: 267-304-4369 (ok to Text)