Our History

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1990

March

1st Meeting of Slate Belt Church

Founded by pastor David C. Davenport, this congregation held services in the Wind Gap Fire-Hall.

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1995

November

1st Meeting of Nazareth Baptist Church

Founded by Scott J. Davis, this congregation held services on the 2nd floor of the PNC Bank Building on Center Square in Nazareth. Services were held here until 2005

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1996

December

Worship Center Completed

In December of 1996 Slate Belt Church completes their new worship center, located at our present location.

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1999

March

Pastor Davenport Leaves

Founding pastor of Slate Belt Church

May

New Leadership

On May 2nd Slate Belt Church called Wesley J. McGuire as their new pastor. Pastor McGuire served faithfully until March 20, 2005.

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2004

October

Unification Begins

In October of 2004 Pastor Scott Davis begins preaching to both Slate Belt Church & Nazareth Baptist Church.  From October until May the two congregations got to know one another through several combined services, shared meals, and times of fellowship.

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2005

March

Slate Belt Church & Nazareth Baptist Church Merge

In March 2005 both congregations vote to unify under the leadership of pastor Scott Davis. After much prayer, officers meetings, and congregational meetings the two churches became one.

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2010

March

Ground breaking of the new building

On March 14, 2010 the unified congregation broke ground on a new 22,000 sq. ft. addition.

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2011

March

New Building Completed

The new addition provided the much needed space for our ministry to grow.

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2015

March

10 Year Anniversary

Slate Belt Nazareth Baptist Church celebrates 10 years of unified ministry together.

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2017

May

Pastor Scott Davis Leaves

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2018

December

New Leadership

In December of 2018 Pastor Steve Rebert was called to lead Slate Belt church and remains our pastor today.

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