Meet Pastor Joe Marlin and family.
Thank you for checking out this site for Epiphany Gloucester! We spent the past four years as missionaries in Rwanda (Central Africa) till the Lord brought us home to the U.S. for the health of our sweet daughter. That is how we ended up buying a home in Gloucester City the end of May 2016. We thank God our daughter has gotten excellent care at CHOP and has recovered amazingly.
In Rwanda, I mentored and trained rural pastors in their own language with Africa Inland Mission. Before that, I served as the Pastor of Mercy Ministries at Liberti Church East and as an Associate Pastor at Calvary Bible Church while living in West Kensington for ten years.
Ministers in Training
Dylan Lebakken was born and raised in Pittsburgh where he spread the Gospel to children through outreach and after-school programs since he was a teenager. He moved to Camden NJ with his wife in 2014 to work with youth and direct a Christian after-school program in the city. He led the after-school program for the past 4 years and while still serving in his local church, Epiphany Fellowship of Camden. While Serving as a Deacon in this Church, he started up the teenage youth group named H.A.N.G. (Hope Assured for the Next Generation.)
Ben Honeyford was raised in a Christian home in the small town of Riverton, just 12 miles north of Gloucester City.Life began to take on much more meaning after having become a Christian shortly after the age of 21, coming out of a lifestyle of drugs and alcohol. Ben was active with Campus Crusade for Christ at Temple University as well as liberti church in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. After he finished college at Temple University, he moved to Florida to pursue further training at Calvary Chapel Bible College. Then, after having been on staff at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale for over 3 years as a Custodial Manager, it was time to return to NJ to pursue church planting in Camden, NJ. It was in the fall of 2011 that Ben moved his wife and newborn daughter back to NJ.
Currently, Ben works for Conner Strong & Buckelew, an insurance broker located in Marlton, NJ and had a commercial cleaning company called Honeyford Cleaning Systems for 5 years. Ben started Calvary Fellowship of Camden in June of 2014 and Calvary Camden Mission in January of 2017. In October of 2017, he decided it would be best to take some time to pursue further training specific to church planting and it was then that he reconnected with Pastor Joe.
Ben’s heart is helping people meet and follow Jesus. He has three daughters and lives in Mount Laurel. In his time as Ministry Resident for Epiphany Church, he hopes to gain a greater understanding of what goes into church planting as well as serving the LORD with regard to welcoming new church members at Epiphany and leading a Christ-centered addictions recovery ministry. To connect with Ben about joining Epiphany Church or the recovery ministry email him here.