Rev. Dr. Edward W. Dorn, Th.D, Pastor Emeritus
A native of Vineland, New Jersey and has been faithful to his calling as a servant of God. He attended school in Philadelphia and graduated from the Ben Franklin High School. After graduating he attended the Pennsylvania Baptist School of Christian Education in Pittsburgh, PA. He also attended Gloucester County College and Glassboro State College, majoring in Industrial Psychology and received his Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Theology Degrees in 1989. His doctoral theses was entitled, "The Challenge of the Church In This Contemporary Age."
In June of 1960, he married his longtime sweetheart, Charlotte Evans and from this union two children were born, Sharon and Edward. Among his favorite pastimes is spoiling his six grandchildren and spending time with his many loyal and supportive friends and family. His son-in-law, Gordon Bell and his daughter-in-law Tiwanda Dorn add an extra dimension to his extended family. Among his greatest inspirations were his mother and stepfather who raised him and who are now both deceased.
After serving in the US Army in Wuriburg, Germany, he was employed by SEPTA of Philadelphia, where he began as a trolley driver and retired as District Superintendent in 1986. In August 1977, he began his pastorate with the Second Baptist Church of Pedricktown, NJ, where he has served for 33 years. This union of pastor and pew has been a loving relationship and together they have accomplished much, including the building of a new church edifice, as well as a new church parsonage. With God's help in 2007 they Edward W. Dorn Commuty Center will built, a new all-purpose building. Among Reverend Dorn's many achievements are:
Minister of the Year for Gloucester & Salem County NAACP
Minister of the Year for Laymen's Dept. of GBSC of New Jersey
Alumnus of the Year of Covington Theological Seminary, 1991
Mason of the Year Mount Leanon Lodge #9 MWPH of PD PHA
Hosted Vice President Al Gore during his tour of New Jersey
Chairman of Political Action Committee
Bethany Baptist Association
Chairman of the Black Ministers Council Woodbury and Vicinity
Past Moderator of the Bethany Baptist Association
Past President of the Ministers Council of Woodbury and Vicinity
Past President of Ebenezar Missionary Baptist Union
Past Master, Mount Lebanon #9, MWPHGL of PA, PHA
Executive Board, Black Ministers Conference of NJ
Executive Board, Foreign Mission Board of National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.
Former President, E.O.F. Advisory Board Gloucester County College
Former Member, Work First Committee of Gloucester County
Commissioner, Delaware River & Bay Authority
Former Member, STS LCTAC Board of Gloucester County
Chaplain, VISCOP - Visually Impaired
Chaplain, Shady Lane Nursing Home
Pastoral Care Dept. of Salem Memorial Hospital
Certified Teacher for NBC USA, Inc.
Former Recording Secretary for Moderator Dept., NBC USA, Inc.
Prison Ministry, Salem Correctional Facility
Trustee, Salem Memorial Hospital Board Member, GASCAP
Chairman of the Board of Directors - Calvary Community Development Corporation