It was as a 14 year-old, during a time of great family turmoil, that I first came to know and understand the gospel. After attending a summer church camp, I was filled with a desire to know more about salvation. My faithful Sunday School teacher took the time to lead me to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ. Today, I serve at Lancaster Independent Baptist Church in Lititz, PA, in several children's ministries as well as in the role of event coordinator. My profession is that of an account service manager with a global IT company where I've been employed since 2006.
Although my parents were Christians, regular church attendance was not a priority. When we did go to Sunday School or Bible camp, I heard the gospel and responded in simple childlike faith asking Jesus to save me over and over again. I continued dealing with doubt throughout several years of attending a Christian School. Finally at the age of 17, I prayed the sinner’s prayer for the last time. I now know that I was saved the very first time I understood my need of a Saviour and asked Him to save me. Getting the assurance of my salvation, however, allowed me to begin developing my relationship with my heavenly Father, making Jesus my very best friend. I am the wife of Pastor Dan Parton at Timberline Baptist Church in Manitou Springs, CO, where I serve in any area I am needed.
While I was not raised in a Christian home, my mom was diligent to take my siblings and myself to Sunday School. It was in Sunday School that I heard the plan of salvation from my teacher each week, and one Sunday, on the way home, I understood my personal need for a Savior, and I put my faith in Jesus Christ that day. I am currently a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Denver, PA, where I also work with the teen department and sing in the ladies ensemble. For twenty years I practiced as a registered nurse both in the hospital and pre-hospital settings, but I am now a full-time medical missionary, working together with Medical Missions Outreach.
I was raised in a Christian home and have attended church most of my life. I remember as a pre-teen raising my hand in response to my need of salvation during an invitation at a Christian music concert. However, I do not remember anyone taking the time to show me from God’s Word how to be saved. It wasn’t until my first semester in Bible college, many years later, that I got the issue of my salvation settled. Praise the Lord! Today I am happy to be a member of Grand View Baptist Church in Beavercreek, OR, where I teach a second grade girls Sunday School class and work in the 4 & 5 year-old Children's Church ministry. I enjoy playing trumpet in the church orchestra and volunteering some of my time to help with janitorial work and other duties where needed. I also work full-time as a buyer for a western states utilities company in Portland, OR.
Pastor Keith and Karen Sweitzer
Pastor Keith Sweitzer and his wife, Karen, planted Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Denver, PA, in 1997. They continue to serve at MZBC, alongside Assistant Pastor Terry Redcay and his wife, Beth. Pastor Keith has given his full support and encouragement in the development of Triple S Ministries and provides the necessary leadership to guide in the decision-making processes. Mt. Zion is an independent Baptist church, and is the sponsoring church for Triple S Ministries. Please visit the church website to see What We Believe: www.helives.net.