Isaiah 43:19a – "See, I am doing a new thing!"
In February of 2018, the Peckville Alliance Church (Peckville, PA) and the Country Alliance Church (Clarks Summit, PA) were presented with a unique opportunity. The Peckville church had a growing number of members with mobility issues, and as the church explored putting in accessibility measures, it discovered the cost would exceed the value of its building. Meanwhile, the Clarks Summit church had been without a pastor for several years, and had begun to plateau and then decline in numbers. Our district leaders proposed that the churches pool their economic and people resources by merging their congregations, selling their buildings, and using the proceeds to purchase a newer, accessible building somewhere between the two locations. After several months of meeting and praying together, the congregations of both churches agreed to form a new, unified church and to move to a new location. It is no easy thing to blend two existing church communities, each with its own established preaching, leadership and worship patterns and preferences. However, from the time we began to meet as a united congregation in the summer of 2018 we sensed that God was present and leading us in His good purposes. On April 18, 2019, we purchased our new church home at 938 Main Street in Dickson City, PA, the site of the former Gibbons-Ford showroom, and we are currently working to occupy our building and to begin to engage our new community with the truth, love and power of Jesus.
Ephesians 2:19-20 - "Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone."
Our Mission: "Jesus Christ is the center of the life of this church, inviting all people into a loving relationship with God and authentic friendship with one another."
Nestor Soto began to follow Christ on at the age of 20, and at 26, he began to sense the call into ministry. After completing the missions program at RHEMA Bible Training College in Tulsa, OK, Nestor spent the next few years in short-term missions overseas, and teaching stateside. Nestor joined the staff of Christ Alive Christian Center in the Bronx, NY as its Evangelism and Discipleship Director in 1997, and in 2001, he moved to Milford, PA to plant Followers Christian Fellowship, an independent non-denominational church. During his five years as its pastor, Nestor also began to serve as director of pastoral services of the Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, a 702-bed skilled nursing facility in northern NJ, where he remained until 2009. In 2009, Nestor began post-graduate work at the Alliance Theological Seminary, earning his master’s degree in Biblical Literature in 2011. Since graduation, Nestor has served as a teaching assistant and mentor in spiritual formation at ATS and as an adjunct professor at Nyack College. In June of 2013, Nestor was installed as lead pastor of the Peckville Alliance Church. Nestor is single, and lives in Dingmans Ferry, PA, where he enjoys running, rock climbing, hiking, journaling, photography, and pretty much anything else that get him outdoors.