Rev. Dr. George Hancock-Stefan

Rev. Dr. George Hancock-Stefan

Role: Pastor

Rev. Dr. George Hancock-Stefan (“Pastor George”) has been the Pastor at Central Baptist Church since 1991. He has also served the church as Executive Director of the Romanian Missionary Society and as Minister of Christian Education at First Baptist of Hightstown. In addition to preaching every Sunday, Pastor George enjoys overseeing the Sunday School, leading Bible studies, and working with other churches to reach the community. Currently, he leads the Area Association of Community Churches in Atlantic Highlands and the North Shore Group in Monmouth County. Dr. Hancock-Stefan earned a B.A. in American History and Bible from Wheaton College, a M.Div. in Parish Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. His dissertation examines the impact of the Reformation on the Romanian people from 1517 - 1645. He currently teaches at Palmer Theological Seminary, New Brunswick Seminary, and the ABCNJ Academy. Teaching areas include church history, historical theology, Eastern Orthodoxy, missions and intercultural studies. He and his wife Ginny, a piano teacher and the church music director, live in Atlantic Highlands with their daughter SaraGrace. Daughters Ashley and Christina currently attend American University and the University of the Arts. Their eldest daughter, Lindsey, lives in Hightstown, NJ with her husband, Rev. Bruce Wood, pastor of First Baptist Church of Hightstown, and their children David and Rebecca.

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Sun, Sep 10, 2017
Passage: Luke 8:1-15
Duration: 30 mins 5 secs
God wants you to be sowing wherever you are.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
When should we preach prophetically? When sin has become an integral part of the church!
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
Duration: 44 mins 2 secs
Also Acts 22:1-21. Pastors have different levels of training, but they are all called by Jesus.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
Duration: 47 mins 42 secs
Also Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:18-32. "Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves." - Romans 14:22 NIV.
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
Passage: John 17:1-26
Duration: 32 mins 38 secs
By church unity all people will know that God the Father has sent Jesus.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Series: Dedications
Duration: 32 mins 33 secs
Also John 10:7-10.Our prayer for Ava: A beautiful living being; being a friend that will give life; a student that will bring life; a witness for the life we have in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
Duration: 32 mins 9 secs
How do we defend and protect God's creation?
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
Duration: 32 mins 45 secs
Let us stand firm on those things in which we agree.