Pastor George Devol
It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to George Devol as our pastor at First Baptist Church. Pastor George DeVol was raised in a Christian home in Bridgeton, NJ and came to know Jesus as his savior at the age of 16. He immediately felt called into the ministry and began perusing opportunities to serve. After two years of community college George attended Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) where he received a BS in Bible with a specialty in Youth Ministry and eventually a MS in Bible. George met his wife Shannon in 1999 working at a Christian camp. They married in 2001 and have 5 children.
George enjoyed 14 years in full-time youth ministry, the majority of it at Laurel Hill Bible Church in Clementon, NJ. During his time as a youth and family pastor he has been privileged to mentor and teach the Bible to kids, teens, and young adults. He is proud that many of them have perused biblical education, full time ministry, and committed walks with the Lord. In addition to working with teens George was often called on to preach both at his home church and other churches in the area.
Preaching and teaching the Bible has been something that George has always been passionate about. He believes that if we have a strong foundation in what God tells us through scripture we are equipped to handle any issues in a Godly manner. He looks forward to coming alongside the congregation in passionately seeking God’s will and Word.