Alternative Worship

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ALTERNATIVE

SUNDAYS AT 8:45 AM & 10:10 AM

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

– John 10:10

HIGH ENERGY

The music is live, and it’s loud. We encourage singing (on-key not required), dancing, clapping, raising hands, or other expressions of worship that help you connect to God.

INFORMED BY SCRIPTURE

Every Sunday, you’ll be taught and challenged by great preaching. (The message is live too; you won’t be watching a screen-projected version of the sermon in the sanctuary.) The message is current and applicable to our daily lives but firmly rooted in Biblical foundations.

ACCESSIBLE

We worship at 8:45 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. each Sunday in a hall on the north end of the FPCA campus. The nearest entrance is at the rear of the building; use the Cedar Crest Boulevard driveway to access the closest parking lot.

ACCEPTING

We want you to feel comfortable and welcome when you walk through our doors, because we’re excited to have you worship with us. Whether in a suit or shorts or something in between, you’ll be greeted with a smile and a weekly bulletin. Get some coffee in the back of the room, talk for a while and have a seat; we start the service a few minutes before the scheduled time with music or a video presentation.

This means kids are welcome too—bring them for the whole service (60 minutes at 8:45 or 75 minutes at 10:10), or let them go to Church School (available at 9:00.)

10:10 BAND & BIOS

BRANDON REMP

 

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LORENE HENDERSON

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Lorene, a vocalist in 10:10, describes music as a lifelong passion and says that her love of music originated with her life in the church. Lorene earned a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Montclair State University, and served as a section leader while in college. She has been serving in 10:10 since graduating college, and shares that her influences include Sara Bareilles and Gungor. Lorene enjoys music, reading, traveling and cooking, and currently works in the healthcare industry.

MARIAH KERN

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Mariah, a junior at Emmaus High School, has been singing with 10:10 since early 2014. She hopes to pursue music through and after college. She shares that serving in the worship band at FPCA has had a renewal of her faith and created more of a desire to participate regularly in church, and become closer to God.

MARK SIMMONS

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Mark serves as a vocalist, and also plays auxiliary percussion. Originally from the west coast, having grown up in the mid-west and having attended high school here in the Lehigh valley, Mark has been connected to FPCA since 1995 when his parents accepted calls to serve in ministry here in the valley. Some of what Mark loves about alternative worship is its intentionality, inclusion, energy and community. Outside of FPCA, Mark serves as a software architect, is married to Erica, and has two children, Lexi and CJ.

MATT HENTZ

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Matt, a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, is the drummer for 10:10. Raised in a musical family, his mom was the handbell director at Asbury UMC for 30 years, his dad was a guitar enthusiast, and his sister is a pianist and saxophone player. Matt began playing drums at age 6, and has played professionally.Matt shares that he never felt close to God prior to serving in a worship band, and found that act of service to be spiritually meaningful and developmental. Matt works as a truck driver, and he and his partner Dale have been together for 15 years.

PHIL HENDERSON

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Phil has participated in worship bands as a musician for over 30 years. As the primary keyboard musician in 10:10, he also occasionally serves on guitar and vocals. Phil believes that the Spirit uses music as a direct line to the soul to spark or deepen our faith in God. He participated in the initial planning for alternative worship at FPCA, and considers himself blessed to be part of this witness that is 10:10. Phil obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from USC, and came to the Lehigh Valley in 1987 to work in various research and development roles. He is married to Jenney, and has two daughters, Lorene and Jocelyn.

SHANNAN OTT

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A vocalist in 10:10, Shannan began vocal study as a middle school student continuing her study throughout high school and into college. She describes singing as a lifelong passion and a true calling from God. A lifelong member of FPCA, she says that the church was her musical backbone, and she has been involved in church music and leadership throughout most of her life. Shannan shares that she hopes that alternative worship at FPCA will continue to be a meaningful platform in which people find true worship, love and grace. Shannan works full-time as a compliance analyst.

TREVOR VAUGHAN IV

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Trevor serves as the lead guitarist in 10:10. Originally from Pittsburgh, he relocated to Allentown in 2009, and served as our Associate in Alternative Worship from 2013-2014. Trevor began his musical life as drummer at age 13, picking up a guitar at 16, Having grown up in the church, he has been actively connected to praise and worship music since he began playing the drums. Trevor says that serving in a worship band has given him an outlet to glorify God in a way that is uniuqe and inherent to the spiritual gifts that God has given to him. Trevor works full-time as a sales associate, and is married to Steph.

Production Team

DAVE BOCKSTANZ

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Dave serves as our lead video operator with our productions team. Having been involved with FPCA since 1980, Dave has been connected to alternative worship since the fall of 2012. He says that his most meaningful experience at FPCA continues to be regular worship participation, and he is am happy that his role in its production can help bring this experience to all who are looking for Christ in a vibrant setting. He has served as an elder, as well as a deacon, and works as a design engineer for a major energy company. Dave is married to Chris, has two children, Katy and John, and two grandchildren, Vera and Posey.

JAKE KIMBALL

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Jake serves in all the areas of our productions team with lighting, audio and video, having been involved at FPCA since 2005. He shares that his family goes home singing the songs from Sunday worship and will randomly start doing so through the entire week. He thinks that’s kind of awesome. Jake is a software engineer, is married to Amy, and has two children, Jaxon and Jamie.

JAY HENRY

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Jay has been involved with First Pres for over 25 years, and he currently serves in the audio side of our productions team. Music has been a part of Jay’s life for as long as he can remember. He plays electric, acoustic and bass guitars, and builds guitars as a hobby. He also enjoys the technical side of music, having served as an audio technician for a touring rock band. Jay sees his involvement with 10:10 as a way to grow spiritually and to use his gifts to help other connect with God. Jay is married to Donna and has three sons, Matt, Erik and Jason.

LINDA LUTHER-VENO

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Linda began her involvement at FPCA attending alternative worship, and shortly after joining the church, she joined the productions team as a video operator. Linda shares that when you take music lessons as a child, people tell you “Some day you will thank your parents.” And they are right! She studied piano for five years when she was young and has been a music lover ever since, particularly of Christian music. Linda hopes that alternative worship continues to flourish and that people who have not heard Christ’s message might give us a try. Linda works as an attorney and is married to Carl.

PHIL DOHERTY

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Phil grew up in Delaware and graduated from Parkland High School here in the Lehigh Valley in 2008. He has been attending FPCA since late 2013, and quickly became connected to alternative worship, serving in video, audio and lighting on the productions team shortly after he began attending worship. Phil feels that he is fulfilling God’s purpose for him through his involvement on the productions team, and believes that God is making a difference in his life through his involvement here. Phil also works as a custodian here at FPCA.

TIM BENNER

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Tim currently serves as our Productions Team Lead in alternative worship at FPCA. He always remembers liking listening to music, and loved to learn as many words as he could, learning as much about bands as possible, listening to American Top 40 on the radio. Tim has always been a music collector and considers himself blessed to work with a great team and help to create a sound that connects people to Christ in a way that is relevant, truthful, loving and exciting. Tim works as a chemist, he is married to Susan, and has two children, Aaron and Meredith.

JEFF HOLZMAN

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DON’T FORGET TO LET US KNOW YOU ARE HERE!

Mingle after the service, fill out a Connection Card, or find a Connections Team member in a blue shirt so we can get to know you better.