I am Jim Arter, and I’m serving as the interim pastor of Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lower Burrell until a full-time pastor is named.
I provide prayer, spiritual support, and pastoral care to the members; preside at weddings, funerals, and baptisms; and support the church as they transition toward new pastoral leadership.
I am also the full-time pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg, where I’ve served since 2011.
Bethesda is a vibrant community of enthusiastic believers who are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ. They truly strive to make a difference in the community and are always quick to mobilize when there is need.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this faith-filled community of people.
I encourage you to visit My Sermon Blog Link titled “Resurrection in the Rust.” Here I post my weekly sermon with a message that’s designed to help you reflect on how God’s story is lived out in your day-to-day life.
I also encourage you to contact me if you are ever in need of spiritual or pastoral support. I look forward to meeting with you.