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Jeremy Rice

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I have lived in South Jersey for most of my life.  I grew up in the Tuckahoe section of Upper Township for the first 12 years of my life.  I was saved from my sins by calling on Jesus Christ as my Savior when I was 5 years old (John 3:16; Romans 10:9,13).   After being baptized by immersion according to the Bible (Acts 2:41) I felt God’s calling during these years to step out in faith and be a pastor like my dad.  When I was 13, we moved to Northfield to the current location of the church and it was that year that I joined Northfield Baptist Church.  I went to Bible College from 1999-2003 and met the love of my life, Carolynne.   We were married on October 11, 2003.  From 2003 to 2005, I was the assistant pastor under my dad’s leadership, leading the teen group, songleading, church activities and the visitation program.  While I was away at Seminary in Pennsylvania, God called home my father at the young age of 56.  My family and I were heartbroken but we know that God has the Master plan.  The church voted me in to take my dad’s place, so my wife, our newborn son and I moved back to South Jersey after 8 months away and took over the work of the ministry.  The Lord has since blessed us with two more children.  I graduated with a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies in 2010 and am excited about what God is teaching me daily in His Word.