Pastor Chuck Hildbold


Chuck & Cheryl have been married since 1980 and have four children, three granddaughters and five grandsons.

  • Charlie is married to Carolann and they currently live in PA.  They have two children, Connor and Carlie.  
  • Carrie is married to Ben Floyd and they currently live in NJ.  They have four children, Emily, Daniel, Micah, and Josiah. 
  • Caitlin is married to Scott Huber and they make their home in Evans City, PA.  They have two children, Grace and Jude.  
  • Caleb is a senior at Grove City College.  He is majoring in Physics and plays Trumpet in the Wolverine Marching Band.  He graduates in May, and is also engaged to be married to Stephanie in June.    

Bachelor of Arts – Grove City College, Grove City, Pa 1979
Master of Divinity – United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio 1982
Registered Associate Instructor Old Testament, Walk Thru The Bible - 2014

Registered Associate Instructor Old and New Testaments - 2019

Associate Pastor – 1980-1982 – Faith United Methodist Church – Middletown, Ohio
Senior Pastor – 1982-1984 – Tionesta/West Hickory Charge – Tionesta, Pa
Senior Pastor – 1985-1993 –East Brady United Methodist Church – East Brady, Pa
Senior Pastor – 1993-1997 – Hillside/Torrance Charge – Derry, Pa
Senior Pastor – 1997-2003 – Herminie United Methodist Church – Herminie, Pa
Senior Pastor – 2003- 2007 – First United Methodist Church – Vandergrift, Pa
Senior Pastor – 2007-Present – Jennerstown UMC – Jennerstown, Pa

A full-time elder in the United Methodist Church, Western Pennsylvania Conference, Chuck has served on committees at both the District and Conference level. He chaired the Conference Congress on Evangelism and served on its board for 8 years. He has led help-shops in the area of evangelism and stewardship and served on the District Board of Ordained Ministry for 12 years.  He is currently serving on the Board of Ordained Ministry in the Connellsville District.  He has served as the District Chair of Evangelism. He has served as President of the Local Ministerial Association at 2 previous appointments and is a past president of the local chapter of the Rotary Club. Chuck is currently an Associate Instructor of both the Old Testament and New Testaments with Walk Thru the Bible,  and is always looking for opportunities to present the program.

Plays the piano (really loves music!) and loves to golf. Leading Bible studies and preaching. Always has a book or two or three going. Anything sports-related, particularly baseball and football, and of course, golf!

BOOKSHELF (last books read)
 The Lincoln Conspiracy
 Near Dark
 Getting Through the Tough Stuff
 The Boy From the Woods
 The Intolerance of Tolerance
 The 13th Juror
 Exalting Jesus in Isaiah

Mission Impossible (all of them except #2)
So I Married an Axe Murderer
Field of Dreams
Star Wars (yes, all 9, but especially the first 3)
Parental Guidance

Indiana Jones trilogy
Lord of the Rings trilogy 

To become a dynamic body of believers that makes a difference in the Jennerstown area. For our church body to realize that our ministry is about “them” not us. For growth to continue to occur as we learn the Bible and make it effective, relevant and applicable to our daily lives. His passion is to lead and equip others to live a life of integrity in following Jesus Christ.

Above all, to be able to partner with my bride of 40 years as we raised our children to love and serve Jesus Christ. In “2nd place” would be the privilege given to me to preach and teach the Word of God in the local church setting.

“Remember who you are!”


Contact Information:
Box 201
1673 East Pitt Street
(Route 30 East)
Jennerstown, PA 15547
Phone:  814-629-7430
Chuck Hildbold, Pastor
Cheryl Hildbold, Secretary
Sunday Worship:
9:00 AM
11:10 AM
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