Welcome to Orrstown United Brethern In Christ Church
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds, and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
— Ephesians 4:11-13
About Our Pastor
Pastor James Martin
Pastor James grew up in the foster care system after suffering from years of abuse and neglect. He was eventually adopted. Pastor James was brought to Orrstown United Brethren with his grandparents, Ross and Shirley Walker, making Orrstown his home church. In his early teen years he served as a camp counselor at a regional Christian camp in Greencastle, PA, during which time he was able to share the gospel to campers. However, in his later teenage years he turned away from God and the church for a brief period of life, but eventually returned after hitting rock bottom. Pastor James brings with him to the church over 10 years of corporate and executive management experience in the hospitality industry. Pastor James began feeling the call to ministry on his heart while serving as the camp counselor, but never really put it to fruition until recent years. He is enrolled in an accelerated program at Lancaster Bible College and is expected to graduate in December 2023. When he is not working or studying, Pastor James loves to watch all sports, particularly baseball, and during the summer can be found frequenting Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia rooting on his beloved Phillies.