Our Center Road Baptist Church Staff

The mission of Center Road Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of soul-winning, missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.
Church Staff:
Our church staff recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the whole counsel of the Word of God. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Pastor & Mrs. Edward Darling
Pastor Ed Darling has been our Pastor at Center Road Baptist Church since the end of 2015. Prior to that, he and his wife, Rita, were at Center Street Baptist Church in Salamanca, NY, where he was the pastor for 11 years.
Pastor Darling does all of the teaching and preaching in the main services. He loves God’s Word and God’s people. We are confident you will be blessed by this man’s understanding of the Bible and He and Mrs. Darling will leave a lasting impression on you because of their genuine love and kindness to everyone they meet.
The Darlings have been married for 46 years and have 3 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren! Pastor Darling is a wonderful Man of God, and Center Road is looking forward to all He has in store for us in the coming years!
Rader family pic
The Nate Rader Family
Nate & Beth Rader have been the Youth Leaders at Center Road Baptist Church for several years now. Nate, who is a graduate of Center Road Christian Academy, teaches the Teen Sunday School Class, and Beth plays the piano, as well as sings in the choir. Nate is the grandson of Dr. & Mrs. Lee, and he and Beth met while at Bible College. They have been married since 2007 and have 3 beautiful blessings-Chloe, Nolan, & Miles-and they have baby #4 on the way, due in October of 2016!

Our Wonderful Pastoral Heritage

Dr. & Mrs. Barney R. Lee
(Founding Pastor, 10/17/1930-8/4/2014)
Although Dr. Lee went home to be with his Saviour, his memory will forever live on in this church in all the work that he did for the Lord. Every brick that was laid by him reminds each and every one of us that nothing is impossible with God! “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37) Mrs. Lee, who is now 89 years old, continues to attend Center Road Baptist Church, and is highly admired and loved by all those who know her!
Pastor & Mrs. William Livermore
For 20 years, Pastor and Mrs. Livermore faithfully served at Center Road Baptist Church as successor to Dr. Lee, when he transitioned to Pastor Emeritus in 1995. In 2015, Pastor Livermore resigned to follow the Lord’s leading in planting small churches. He has always had a heart to see small churches and was beneficial in starting three in this area-Bradford, PA, Warren, PA, and Center Street Baptist Church in Salamanca, NY. Bradford Baptist and Center Street Baptist are each self-supporting and thriving, and they both have active missions and youth programs. Currently, Pastor and his wife, Jenny (Dr. Lee’s daughter), are helping with work in the church in Warren, PA. Jenny also served at Center Road in various ministries, including the music ministry as an accomplished pianist.
Our church has had a wonderful history of dedicated, God-honoring men and women who have strived to spread the Gospel for our Lord Jesus Christ.