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Free Spring Church of the Brethren

670 Free Spring Church Road, Mifflintown (Van Wert), PA 17059

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” Matthew 28:19


Terry & Wanda Smith

Terry Smith has been the pastor at Free Spring since August of 1995, along with Wanda his actively supporting wife. He has served the Juniata County School District as a teacher or assistant principal for the last 31 years. He received his undergraduate and Master of Educational Administration degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana (May 2002).

Pastor Terry and his wife Wanda reside in Bunkertown where they have lived for almost thirty years and where he was licensed into the ministry of the Church of the Brethren. They have three adult children, Jeremy, Amy, and Randy, who are Penn State Nittany Lions, also.

Terry regards the opportunity to minister as both teacher and pastor a real blessing and responsibility. While his schedule is demanding, it does offer a wealth of experiences that help him to relate to people of all ages on a personal basis. Meeting and greeting people before Sunday School or church services are more than mere routine for him. Wanda is involved with children ministries such as Sunday School, Junior Church, and Vacation Bible School.

He emphasizes, "I am really interested in what is happening in people's lives and look forward to talking with them. It amazes me how much people grow over the years as you minister with them on Sundays, at the hospital, in their homes, or during special service projects. When you know how much trust they place in your leadership, it is a humbling feeling. There have been so many formative events, baptisms, child dedications, weddings, funerals, and communions, which have drawn us closer together as a faith family."

Pastor Terry is a firm believer that ministry is something that is done with you and not to you. The number of people involved in the planning and directing of activities at Free Spring is evidence of that belief. It is also apparent that the welcoming nature of the congregation has offered a home to people from several denominational backgrounds. Free Spring may just be the church home you have been looking for.

Listen to our Sermons


27 Nov 22 Matthew 24:36-44
  “Keep Awake”
Terry Smith
20 Nov 22 Colossians 1:11-20
  “He Holds All Things Together”
Terry Smith
13 Nov 22 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
  “Doing What Is Right”
Terry Smith
06 Nov 22 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
  “Eternal Comfort and Good Hope”
Terry Smith

30 Oct 22 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
  “Are We in This Together”
Terry Smith
23 Oct 22 2 Timothy 4:6-8
  “So I Was Rescued”
Terry Smith
16 Oct 22 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
  “For the Time Is Coming”
Terry Smith
09 Oct 22 2 Timothy 2:8-15
  “If We Endure”
Terry Smith
02 Oct 22 2 Timothy 1:1-14
  “Where is the Child”
Terry Smith

25 Sep 22 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Loving a Good Thing Too Much Terry Smith
18 Sep 22 Luke 16:1-13 Will You Be Trusted Terry Smith
11 Sep 22 1 Timothy 1:12-17 I Am Grateful to Christ Jesus Terry Smith
04 Sep 22

Jeremiah 18:1-11

Just Like the Clay and the Potter

Terry Smith

28 Aug 22 Jeremiah 1:4-10 Before You Were Born Terry Smith
21 Aug 22 Luke 13:10-17 The Crowd Was Rejoicing Terry Smith
14 Aug 22 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 We Are Surrounded Terry Smith
07 Aug 22

Luke 12:32-40

Be Dressed for Action

Terry Smith

31 Jul 22 Luke 12:13-21 God Said to Him Terry Smith
24 Jul 22 Colossians 2:6-15 Rooted and Built Up in Him Terry Smith
17 Jul 22 Mark 7:5-6, 24-31 Acceptability and the Field Trip Ronald Gordon
03 Jul 22

Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Seventy Were Sent

Terry Smith

26 Jun 22 Luke 9:51-62 Life in the Rear-View Mirror Terry Smith
19 Jun 22 Luke 6:39-49 Responsibility to Lead with Humility Terry Smith
12 Jun 22 Romans 5:1-15 What Has Your Character Produced Terry Smith
05 Jun 22

Exodus 3:1-6

Uncommon in the Common

Ronald Gordon

29 May 22 John 17:20-26 That They May All Be One Terry Smith
22 May 22 John 14:23-29 Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled Terry Smith
15 May 22 John 13:31-35 A New Commandment Terry Smith
08 May 22 John 10:22-30 You Are with Me Terry Smith
01 May 22

John 21:1-19

We Choose

Terry Smith

24 Apr 22 John 20:19-31 Life in His Name Terry Smith
17 Apr 22 John 20:1-18 Because He Lives Terry Smith
17 Apr 22 1 Corinthians 15:12-14 Easter Sunrise Eric McConnell
10 Apr 22 Luke 19:28-40 Blessed Is the King Terry Smith
03 Apr 22

John 12:1-8

Six Days Before

Terry Smith

27 Mar 22 Luke 15:1-3,11-32 A Wideness in God’s Mercy Terry Smith
20 Mar 22 Luke 13:1-9 The Urgency of the Times Terry Smith
13 Mar 22 Luke 13:31-35 Are You Willing Terry Smith
06 Mar 22

Luke 4:1-13

It Is Written

Terry Smith

27 Feb 22 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 By God's Mercy Terry Smith
20 Feb 22 Luke 6:27-38 Love...God's Way Rodney Pry
13 Feb 22 Luke 6:17-26 Blessed Are You Terry Smith
06 Feb 22

Luke 5:1-11

All Were Amazed

Terry Smith

30 Jan 22 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Faith, Hope, and Love Terry Smith
23 Jan 22 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Working Together Terry Smith
16 Jan 22 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 For the Common Good Terry Smith
02 Jan 22 Matthew 2:1-12 Where is the Child Terry Smith

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Psalm 34:3