Our Pastor

John Salley, Pastor

J T_SALLEY                                                              


 Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, John Salley earned his BA in Christian Education from Bryan College in Dayton Tennessee.  He next earned his MDiv. degree from Trinity Evangelical Diviniity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he met his future wife Betty. 
 After graduation, John returned home to Atlanta to enter the ministry as the Assistant Pastor of Rehoboth Church.  Then in 1986, he was asked to join the faculty of Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, Minnesota, as an instructor and librarian. There, he taught courses in Christian Education, Evangelism, and  Discipleship, while expanding the library to meet collegiate accredidation standards.  There also, their two children Megan and Forrester were born.  In 1997, the growing family moved to the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where John became the Pastor for Center United Presbyterian Church.  And in 2007 they relocated here to Bedford Presbyterian Church. 
 Betty is a Registered Nurse working for Gentle Shepherd Hospice of Roanoke & Lynchburg.  Megan is now a Certified Nursing Assistant working as a private duty caregiver in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. And Forrester is a Sergeant in the United States Army, serving as an E.O.D. technician. 
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                                                                                                                                                            John, Megan, Forrester and Betty    

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