Meet Pastor John

Pastor John Bethard has been serving Charles Town Presbyterian Church since the summer of 2004. John has a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video production from Penn State, and graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity in 1997. He served churches in Pennsylvania and Texas before coming to Charles Town. John’s interests outside of ministry include gardening and bicycling, and movies! John is the proud father of three great kids, Zachary, Saige and Alexander, and has been married to his wife Laurie since 2013.


Welcome to the Charles Town Presbyterian Church website!  Thanks for stopping by!

Here you will find plenty of information about our church.  CTPC has been in Charles Town since 1797, and we have the distinction of being the only sanctuary in Charles Town not burned down by Union troops in the Civil War.  Here you will find what you need to know about CTPC:

These links are just a sample of what you’ll find at CTPC.  What we can’t paste into a link is the sense of community and family you’ll find at our church.  I have served as pastor for over ten years, and the one thing I hear time and time again from new people is that the sense of “family” is what keeps them coming to Charles Town Presbyterian Church.

If you’re looking for a new church family, I hope you’ll do more than stop by our website.  I want to invite you meet our church family on Sunday morning.  I know you won’t be disappointed!


Pastor John