Say hello to the Pastor at St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Meet our Pastor Pastor Bradley D. Gow
Pastor Bradley was called as pastor of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Riegelsville on Feb 1, 2018. He brings to his ministry over 20 years of experience in the private sector, the medical profession, and the faith-based not-for-profit community.
Pastor Bradley describes his mission in Riegelsville as building on a solid foundation. “St. Peter’s has had strong leadership over the years and is blessed with a vibrant, devoted congregation. I look forward to working together to serve both God, the church and the community.”
Pastor Bradley joins St. Peter’s with a personal commitment to “building relationships through Christ.” He believes strongly in reaching out to all members of the community, including those of other faiths, and he cites four prominent themes that are key to his life:
Compassion for others.
Lifting up one’s accomplishments vs. focusing on the failures.
We are never alone because Jesus Christ is always with us.
God’s Grace and Forgiveness are freely given, not earned.
“I believe that Jesus commanded us to share the good news that we have been forgiven, and to love our neighbor,” he says. “I do this by creating relationships with others, showing them that God is with them through their joys and pains. I can make these connections to others based on my own life experiences and how God has continually been with me and my family. “
Prior to his call to St. Peter’s Church, Pastor Bradley served as a Chaplain and Office Manager at Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey, which ministers to seafarers in ports along both sides of the Delaware River.
He was a former client service representative for The Vanguard Group and a Sleep Disorder technologist at the University of Pennsylvania Sleep Center. He was a former volunteer firefighter with Moyers Corners VFD in Liverpool NY, which is where he is originally from.
He earned a BA in Business Administration from Gwynedd Mercy University in 2006 and Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 2016.
Currently a resident of Perkasie, PA, he has been married to his wife Sarah for over 14 yrs, and they have two sons, Ben and Evan. Pastor Gow enjoys camping, reading, spending time with family and plays board games. His latest hobby is learning more about his Scottish heritage, you may even see him in his kilt during worship and other ministerial activities!
Pastor Bradley enjoys meeting new people and looks forward to your visit with us!
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sunday Service - 10:15 AM or FaceBook Live Also published to YouTube at link below and this page around Noon each Sunday All are Welcome