Who We Are

PJ.jpgPastor James Ritter

Rev. James Ritter pastors the Watsontown Baptist Church. A native of Hughesville, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Mansfield University, and graduated from Eastern Seminary in 1983. He pastored in Northwest Pa., and in Lancaster before coming to Watsontown. Besides his pastoral ministry, Pastor Jim also serves as the Chairperson for the Coordinating Council for Church Leadership Institute for Northeast Pennsylvania – a two year intensive school that trains people to become certified lay ministers. Pastor Jim is the Instructor for the Old Testament Survey course, and has taught the Theology Course.

Pastor Jim and his wife Mary have three daughters: Jennifer, Jessica, and Jamie. They also have one granddaughter: Elise.

Other Staff

Megan Keifer: Pianist. Megan is married and has two children, Warren James and Jacob Leroy. She lives right outside of Watsontown with her family.

Erin Keiser: Pianist. She is a nurse in the ER at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, PA. She is married to Sam Keiser (Outside Sexton).

Sam Keiser: Outside Sexton. Sam maintains our landscaping and keeps our sidewalks clean. Sam also works at Lycoming County Water & Sewer Authority.

Our Congregation and Diaconate Board: Help to make decisions within our church in order to keep us going and help us to spread God’s word both here and in other countries. Learn more here about our board.