Matt Foreman has been the pastor of Faith Reformed Baptist Church since 2002. A native of Atlanta, he was brought to Christ in college at Furman University through a Reformed Baptist ministry, and later completed studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
He served as the organizing and founding Chairman of the Reformed Baptist Network, currently chairs the RBNet Missions Committee, and is a lecturer in Practical Theology at Reformed Baptist Seminary. He is the co-author of the book, “The Angel of the Lord: A Biblical, Historical, and Theological Study“, and has also written and produced an album of worship music, “Ekklesia Hymns, Vol.1“. More of Matt’s music can be accessed at his website.
Matt and his wife, MaryScott, have four children. In his free time, Matt loves reading, writing and playing music, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife and kids. While he is a converted Philadelphia Eagles fan, he has held firm and fast to the Atlanta Braves.
Tom Wisneski became an elder at FRBC in 2021 and a staff pastor in 2022. He graduated from Widener University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in English Literature and History. He then attended and received an MA from The University of Virginia (1986) and has completed all the coursework and examinations for a PhD in English Literature. Since 1990, Tom has worked at Williamson College of the Trades, initially as a communications instructor, then for twenty years as the Vice President of Education, and since 2015 as the Vice President of Research and Assessment.
Tom has recently completed all the coursework at the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) for their Foundations of Biblical Counseling Certificate. In addition to teaching in Sunday School, Small Groups, and Men’s Meetings at FRBC, for the past several years Tom has taught Fall and Spring term theology courses for The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI)–Chester campus.
Tom has been married to Joyce since 1984 and they have four children and six grandchildren. When Tom isn’t studying for his next class or cheering on the Phillies, you can probably find him working in the yard.
Glenn Force was born and raised in Delaware County, PA, joined Faith in 1987, and has been an elder since 1994. He holds a BS in Computer Science (West Chester University) and now works as a manager of software development in the financial industry. At Faith, Glenn regularly teaches, leads small group, and focuses on Men’s & Family ministries. Glenn is “always amazed” by his wonderful wife Dawn and together they have five children: Kayla, Daniel, Sarah, Stephanie, and Rachel. Glenn enjoys spending time with his family and running.
Rick had served as a Deacon and an Elder at Faith with its first pastors, Wayne Mack and Bob Strain, in the mid 70s to the mid 90s. After being away from Faith for about 20 years he and Betty returned in 2013. Rick was recognized again as an Elder in 2016.
Rick has served as a teacher and counselor at The Christian Academy, The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), and Delaware County Christian School. Since 2008 he has served with The Urban Ministry Institute in Chester (TUMI) as the Site Coordinator and as an instructor in theological and pastoral counseling education for urban church leaders. At Faith, Rick serves teaching, preaching and counseling in his bi-vocational role.
Rick graduated from Philadelphia College of Bible (PCB, now Cairn University), Reformed Episcopal Seminary, West Chester University and Westminster Theological Seminary. He and Betty helped start The Delaware County Pregnancy Center in 1986 and Rick serves on the CCEF Board of Directors.
Rick and Betty were married after they graduated from PCB in 1969 and have six married children and 15 grand children. He loves doing his curriculum writing at the family mountain cabin, on the side of Blue Mountain in Schuylkill County.
Al Griffith became an elder at FRBC in 2018. He graduated from Grove City College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in History and Political Science. He then attended and graduated from The Dickinson School of Law in 1997. Al has been an attorney since that time, working locally in Philadelphia and Delaware County. He is currently a Lead Counsel with a major insurance company, managing and assisting other attorneys. Over the years at FRBC he has taught Bible studies, Sunday School classes and he continues to lead a regular small group home meeting. He has been married to his wonderful wife Michelle since 1996 and they have 5 children: Joel, Susanna, Samuel, David and Miriam. Al enjoys spending time with his family and reading history and theology.
John was raised in a Christian home in Medford, NJ. He graduated from West Chester University in 1991 with a BA in Spanish, later received an MA in Spanish. John taught high school Spanish for 7 years at Malvern Preparatory School and has been a technical sales rep in the electrical industry for over 15 years. John joined Faith over 10 years ago and serves as a deacon. He has been involved in men’s ministry and other diaconal support. John is very blessed by his wonderful wife of 20 years, Tracy and their children Sarah (18), Dan (17), Leah (14) and Nathan (10) and a fostercare child (5). John enjoys spending time with his family and assorted activities such as tennis, traveling and fishing.
Jan was raised on a farm in Southern Delaware. He became a Christian during a revival weekend at the country Methodist church where his family attended. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Political Science and has worked for the Social Security Administration since 1977. His then fiancee and now wife, Christie, was a member at Faith so he began attending in 1978. He and Christie have 2 adult sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, and 2 grandchildren. As a deacon, Jan serves as the official church treasurer and unofficial nitpicker. His interests are varied, ranging from Bob Dylan to dark chocolate to gardening and composting.
Gary Thomas lives in Springfield PA and was born and raised in Delaware County. After graduating from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1972 he worked as a bank teller until 1974 at which time he was hired by AMTRAK as a passenger car repairman. He left AMTRAK in 1986 and starting out as a carpenter began a career in the construction industry. He is a member of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and retired from his position as Senior Project Manager at SJ Thomas Co. Inc. in March of 2021. Gary began attending FRBC in 2005 and became a Deacon in 2021. He married his wife Debbie in 1974 and has four children and six grandchildren. He enjoys walking, reading and conversing with family and friends.
Peter grew up in northern Ontario and has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Laurentian University. Peter spent time during and after college in the states and married his wife Rebecca (from Rutledge, PA) in 2002. He became a christian over a period of several years, after a friend he met while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity suggested he would find the answers he was looking for by reading the books of the gospel of John and Ecclesiastes. He was baptized at and joined the Faith Church family shortly after moving to the states in 2002. He has owned several businesses and currently owns and operates a local chimney company.
Peter is thankful for a persistent eagerness to know God more over these 20 years. The church is central to his family life. “We worship God, learn about God, and serve others, as well as encourage each other to live in a God-honoring way.” Peter enjoys thought-provoking conversation and loves experiencing God’s creation on bicycle, various kinds of watercraft, and walking/hiking, sometimes alone, but most times with family and friends.
Peter and Rebecca have 5 children; Mary-Jane (15), Marshall (13), Abigail (12), Saramia (11), and Griffinn (7), and are busy leading them to maturity in the knowledge and love of the living God. They currently live in Glen Mills, PA.