The church staff functions as an effective ministry team in shepherding the flock at Hardingville, challenging believers to serve the Savior, and winning to lost to Christ. We are blessed as a ministry to have faithful men serving the Lord through the preaching and teaching the Word of God and leading God’s people in the ways of sanctification. Biographical information for each member of the church staff is provided below so you can get to know these servants of the Lord.
Dr. Smith has been in pastoral ministry for over 50 years and has served in various churches. He joined the staff at HBC in October 2003 as an Assistant to the Pastor. He is married to Mary (55 years) and has 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson. Dr. Smith assists in all aspects of the pastoral ministry, although his primary focus is on teaching and equipping the church through personal visitation and Sunday School ministries – and the spiritual oversight of our seniors and widows. Dr. Smith is very active in the leadership role with the Senior Saints ministry, a group focused discipleship and fellowship in latter years. He preaches in many area churches to support their pastors, serves as the National Representative of the Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches (FFBC), and often contributes to various fellowship publications.
Born in Indiana and reared in a Christian home in South Carolina, Pastor Andy joined the staff of HBC in 2015 following a ministry stint as an assistant pastor in Decatur, Illinois. He studied Bible, science, and church music at Bob Jones University and has work experience in information technology and management. At Hardingville he focuses on handling administrative matters and ministering to young adults. He is passionate about the gospel, the local church, the fine arts, the outdoors, his wife Erika, and their six children.
Serving Since 2015
Pastor John Mark Turner joined the Hardingville staff in the summer of 2015 as Campus Administrator. His primary functions are to supply pastoral care for the student and faculty families of GCCS and to oversee the administration of the school. At the church he also focuses on ministry to our middle-agers. He comes with 17 years of classroom experience and 5 years of experience in Christian School administration, as well as 10 years of pastoral experience. His wife, Jennifer, is a skilled secondary-level teacher at GCCS, and they both bring a joyful servant-hearted energy to our church family, along with their children, Vonnie, Trisha, and Bobby.
Blaze Pagliarini grew up in the local area and has attended HBC since childhood. In August 2013, Blaze joined the pastoral staff as an Assistant to the Pastor with a Youth Ministries emphasis, heeding the Lord’s call for the discipleship of young people for Christ. Pastor Blaze is married to Rosemary, who also shares his passion to reach youths and families with the gospel and to see them grow in Christ-likeness. Pastor Blaze also assists the pastor in many ways and teaches at Gloucester County Christian School.
Mr. Netz has been serving as the Principal at Gloucester County Christian School (GCCS) for the past 26 years. He is married to Bonnie (36 years) and has 5 sons. His experience and excellence in Christian Education have been a great asset to the ministry of the school.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities in the high school and leadership role at GCCS, Mr. Netz is currently the President of the Garden State Association of Christian Schools (GSACS). He also teaches regularly in adult Sunday School at HBC and at various youth meetings.