Rev. J. Patrick Street has been the pastor of Salem for the past 18 years. He and his wife, Diane, have come full circle in 35 years of ministry as they have come home to Marion, Ohio. Married for 41 years, Diane and Pat have 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren.
Getting back near family has been a blessing and Salem had been without a pastor for two years when the congregation called Rev. Street. It was timely and has been a moving experience of God’s Spirit upon both the pew and the pulpit. Change has been a big part of the Lord’s leading with a vision for Salem to live whole-heartedly with God and allowing Him to live through each of us.
Pastor Pat is on the radio with his 30 second spots called “God’s Coaching Tip of the Day” – that airs 3 times a day, 24/7 on The River 99.3 FM, 104.9 FM, & New Vision 90.1 FM. He also works with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at River Valley High School and has an international sports ministry called Time-Out Sports Ministries, Inc. (www.timeoutsports.org)
Pastor Pat is a gifted Bible teacher, preacher and author (8 books). He and Diane lead the praise and worship during Salem’s blended Sunday morning worship service.
Salem’s church secretary is Charley Trafzer. She has been serving the church for over a year and has kept the office running smoothly. She has been married to her husband, Jim, for 43 years and they have a daughter, a son and daughter-in-law and 3 grandsons.
Bill O’Neil is Salem’s organist. Bill has come to Salem with over four decades of church music ministry experience. He makes the second oldest working pipe organ in Marion County sound great. Bill and his wife Dee have been an added blessing to our church staff.