Faith UMC happily welcomes our new pastor Stephen Mannion and his wife, Dawn into our family

July 1st, 2018!

Please read a bit about Pastor Stephen’s background below.

JOIN US Sunday, July 1st at our new worship time of 10:00 A.M.

Worship will be followed by an ice-cream social sponsored by Faith’s SPPRC.

Pastor Stephen was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, which is also where he studied at Geneva College(BA) and the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary(MTS).  Stephen married his wife Dawn, a Buffalo native in June of 2017.  Dawn moved to Pittsburgh following their marriage as Stephen was serving as an Associate Pastor/Youth Pastor at a United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh, and as a hospice chaplain.  

That spring, Stephen and Dawn both felt that the Lord was calling them to Buffalo, NY.  They decided to step out in faith, leading Stephen to begin his search for a ministry in the Bufffalo area.  God quickly opened the door for Stephen to serve as the Pastor at Faith UMC.  

Stephen’s heart is to truly impact the Buffalo area for the glory of God.  This begins with meeting the spiritual needs of the congregation, investing in them and their lives.  We are a family, united under one Savior and bonded by one Spirit.  Jesus said, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  Stephen desires to see Faith UMC invest in each other first, and then our community, with the ultimate goal of developing faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.  

 Please join Pastor Stephen, and the Faith UMC family as we strive to love one another, grow in faith and grace, and to intentionally “make disciples of all nations”. (Matthew 28:19) Remember, He is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within US!” (Eph 3:20)