Reverend Frederick Gilbert

Our pastor, Reverend Frederick H. Gilbert is well know in the community for his artistic talent. Pastor Gilbert was ordained in the United Methodist Church. His undergraduate work was done at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, then he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary of the American University in Washington D.C.. Prior to establishing the Independent Methodist Church, he served two United Methodist pastorates. Beginning in June 2004, Reverend Gilbert begins his 24th consecutive year of ministry in New Castle, which makes his ministry one of the longest tenures in the area.


The Apostles’ Creed and The Nicene Creed have worked for thousands of years; they have content, they have definition, and they have far-reaching implications. I uphold these statements of faith as the core of belief. I submit The Ten Commandments and Christ’s Summary of The Law with the Great Commandment: to love the Lord our God and the Golden Rule: to love our neighbor as ourselves, as the criteria for practice and behavior. If your heart is as my heart, then, give me your hand. If we can subscribe to these tenets; we have the foundation to become attached to each other, and thereby implement the condition, whereby we live out the presence, power, and purposes of Jesus Christ.