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Meet Senior Pastor Joe Marlin and family

Thank you for checking out this site for Epiphany Church of Gloucester City!  We served 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.

I’ve got a Bachelors degree in Bible from Cairn University and a Master’s in Theological Studies from Columbia International University.  I definitely never thought I would have been a missionary, received a graduate degree, become a pastor, or honestly even graduate high school!  I can count a good number of friends from growing up whose lives have been cut short, and I was heading in that direction, but God crashed into my life when I was sixteen, broken, lost and hurting.  He saved me from a wasted life.God has taken this restless soul and settled me in Gloucester City and I couldn’t be happier about it.

When I’m not chasing my five wild kids (Owen, Aiden, Sophia, Conor and Camila), I enjoy dating my wife Kristy. Even if that’s just grabbing some Chinese takeout after the kids get to bed. I’m a big sci-fi fan and a root for the Eagles and the Flyers all day long. To relax I love getting out in the woods, fishing, and smoking a pipe.If you are interested in learning more about Jesus or this work here in Gloucester City please feel free to call me at 856-432-2118 or email.


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Meet Associate Pastor Dylan Lebakken and family

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh where Jesus gripped me up at 19 and I went from partying to spreading the Gospel to children through outreach and after-school programs. My wife and I moved to Camden NJ in 2014 to work with youth and direct a Christian after-school program in the city. I led an after-school program for the past 4 years and while still serving at Epiphany Fellowship of Camden where I helped started up a youth group named H.A.N.G. (Hope Assured for the Next Generation.). I have a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and a Master’s of Divinity from Columbia International University in SC. 

I am married to my amazing wife Tayler, and have three kids Nora,  DJ, and Theo. After serving at Epiphany Gloucester as a minister in training for five years, I was ordained to the ministry on April 3rd 2022. We really believe in opening our home, and being involved in the community, coaching softball, and getting out on the basketball courts when I can. We are really grateful to count Epiphany as our Home church, and look forward to how God will use us in the future.

While I do a little bit of everything I lead our church’s family ministries and worship. To reach out feel free to email me.


Lay Leader’s and Minister’s in Training.

*coming soon.

 
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