Pastor Stewart MacDonald grew up in Salibury, MD where he received a call to ministry during his teenage years, while participating in various youth groups. He went on to receive a BA degree (June 2005) in Pastoral Ministry from the University of Valley Forge and is a recent graduate (May 2015) of Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, where he earned a MAR degree in Spiritual Formation. Pastor Stewart brings a substantial level of maturity and experience into this position, having worked at two different campuses (Buffalo and Rehrersburg) for Teen Challenge, and most recently with Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf. These experiences have helped him to come to understand some of the darkest struggles and loudest influences that teenagers have in their lives.
Pastor Stewart and his wife, Joelle, met in Buffalo on a blind date “for coffee.” That cup of coffee eventually led to romance and marriage. Currently, they do not have any children, but look forward to starting a family in the near future. Stewart's passions are focused on assisting others in developing a deeper intimacy with God and developing a healthy identity in Christ.