Pastoral Staff:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.



Michael Stitzel, Pastor
Michael and His wife Kelly and their four kids began serving as pastor on December 29, 2014.  They have served as a pastor in New York State for five years prior to God leading them here.  They have served in various ministries over the years including house parenting at a Christian group home, teaching children, youth, counseling, men’s and women’s ministries, and discipleship.  They have a heart for God and love helping people.  They have four children whom Kelly homeschool’s.

2015HEPHZIBAH 057Jeff Haag, Administrative Pastor

Jeff and his wife Terry were members of Hephzibah from 1977 through 1993.   Both Jeff and Terry served the Lord in a variety of ministries while attending as members.  When they moved to Southern Lancaster County they began attending Beulah Baptist Church, which is a branch church of Hephzibah.  In 2008 when the need for an Administrative Pastor arose Jeff and Terry were open to the Lord’s leading and rejoined Hephzibah in that capacity.  Jeff and Terry have two children and two grandsons.