Pastor Joseph (Joe) Ward was born and grew up in York, PA. Being greatly influenced by his Christian parents; George A. & Evelyn S. Ward; to be involved in various christian ministries from youth including: church, camp, choral, orchestra and band. Joe came to know the Lord in the early 70's and has been actively involved in studying and learning Bible verses since then.
Joe currently has an Associate's Degree in Business Management from the former Thompson Institute of Harrisburg as well as a degree in Welding at York School of Technology. He is also continuing his education in Theology at a local college and correspondence courses.
Joe has been actively involved with the York County Prison Ministry (YCP), local camp ministries and has been a teaching Elder for children and adults at Ambassadors Bible Chapel since 2006. But Joe's main passion is to share The Lord Jesus Christ and Him Crucified and to give people hope when there is no hope.
Pastor Sean Roche was raised in the Philadelphia area. After a period of drug and alcohol abuse in his teenage years, followed by a time of sobriety through a twelve step fellowship, Sean began to read the Bible to seek if it was true. He heard someone say that “The Bible was either all true or not true at all.” Over time of course, after much wrestling, Sean came to believe that the Bible is as it claims to be, the very true Word of God.
His call to ministry followed, with involvement in the local church through street witnessing, youth ministry, teaching at a Christian school, and with being a missionary in Mexico and inner-city Philly. In 2011 the Roches planted a church through Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia. After five years of leading that work, Sean transitioned from being bi-vocational into full-time ministry at an Evangelical Free Church in Philadelphia, where he was licensed as an Associate Pastor. The Roche family look forward to the thrill and privilege of teaching the Word of God faithfully and seeing what the Lord has in store for this new season at Ambassador’s Bible Chapel.
- Brian Lawyer
- Don Beckman (Church Treasurer)
- Jerry Gutshall (Congregational Chairman)
- Ray Weaver
- Rick Hendrickson
- Sean Roche
- David Slautterback
- Joseph Ward