4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions [sin] —it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV)

In the PCA the diaconate is an office of sympathy and service. It expresses the communion of saints found in the church, especially in their helping one another in time of need. The deacons regularly care for the needs of those in the congregation and in the community.

Charles Fahnestock

Charles worked in the retail grocery business for 40 years and retired as a store manager in 2018.  He joined the PCA and Pilgrim in 2005.  He was ordained as a deacon in 2009.  His wife Georgia had her own flower shop.  They have 5 grown children and two grandchildren. Charles currently serves as our…

Charlie Kemp

Charlie is an HVAC technician for the WVU East Hospital system.  He has been a member of Pilgrim for over 25 years and ordained as a deacon in the PCA since 1995.  He is a lifetime resident of Martinsburg and enjoys wood working, camping and farming.

Bill Manuel Jr. (emeritus)

Bill retired from Capital Cement Company in 2005 where he had worked as the Electrical Supervisor for 43 years.  He has been a member of the PCA since 1975 and is a charter member of Pilgrim.  He and his wife Nancy have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren.  Bill serves as the church Treasurer. Bill was…

Randy Underwood (emeritus)

Randy works as a consulting engineer with CH2M Hill, a national and international engineering firm.  He was ordained as a deacon in 1997 in the OPC.  He and his wife Kathy moved to Martinsburg and joined Pilgrim in 2005.  They have one daughter.  In Randy’s spare time he likes to fly fish for bass and…

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