About Us

St. Peter’s mission is to grow disciples of Jesus Christ and to make waves of difference in the world by spreading the story of God’s love and salvation.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to create and nurture enthusiastic ministry, spreading the good news of Jesus Christ; growing deeper in faith as we celebrate in wide open worship, learning and studying together and reaching out to the world with God’s inclusive, all-embracing love. This love makes a difference in us, in our families, in our communities and especially in God’s world.

Our Beliefs

The St. Peter’s family is focused on two principles that guide our Christian lives and represent our core beliefs.

Anchored in Our Faith

Anchors allow ships to weather the storms that may come at any time. Anchors also stop boats from drifting in the open sea. St. Peter’s is a place where people grow closer to God and to each other. We are anchored in the Bible, which draws us into a deep relationship with God. This relationship sees us through when rough seas come into our lives. Just like an anchor, our relationship with the Creator keeps us from drifting away and centers us on what is really important.

Making Waves

Our anchor gives us the security, strength, and ability to go about Making Waves throughout the world. We make waves when we show the love, justice, and grace that God has provided us. There is so much need in this world. Together we learn to tell the story of Jesus and the salvation he brings. Our outreach ministries provide food, shelter, comfort, and support to others. When we engage in our community, we become the hands and feet of Christ’s love.

 

Our Staff
Rev. Dr. Larry Oksten

Senior Pastor

larry.oksten@stpoc.org

Rev. Terry Lothian

Assistant Pastor

John Gregory Bate

Director of Music, Organist

choirboyjohn@comcast.net

Brittany Rusk

Dir. of Discipleship: Family, Youth & Children's ministries

brittany@stpoc.org

Amy Melson

Worship Leader

Kathy Fogarty

Financial & Facilities Administrator

Jennifer Bowman
Kitchen Coordinator
Mary Mohr

Parish Visitor

Whitney Hanna

Nursery

Bruce Bailey

Sexton

Wendy Doerrmann

Administrative Assistant

Nancy McNamara

Administrative Assistant

St. Peter's United Methodist Church

501 E. 8th St., Ocean City, NJ 08226

609-399-2988

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