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10:30am Morning Service | 6:00pm Evening Service

Our Staff

Dr. Al Cremard, Senior Pastor

Saved in 1970, Dr. Al Cremard was called to the ministry while on a mission trip to Haiti in 1974. Al became interim pastor of the Bible Presbyterian Church of Duryea on June 14th, 1975. In 1976 he led the small congregation of eight out of that denomination and reincorporated the church under the name Independent Bible Church of Duryea. The church has gone through two building programs and now averages one hundred eighty in attendance. He was given an honorary Doctorate in 1997 from The International School of Missions, Cebu City, Philippines. Al serves on the board of Gospel Furthering Fellowship, The Committee of The International Testimony to an Infallible Bible (World Congress of Fundamentalists), and is a board member and Church Planting Coordinator for P.L.A.N.T. America.

Dr. Al Cremard is married to Darlene Cremard and they have two daughters, Melissa Beckwith and Christine Bair. They have four granddaughters, Morgan, Meagan Teaghan, and Eliana Bair. Saved in 1961, Darlene Cremard became a registered nurse graduating from Pittston Hospital School of Nursing. The last position she held was that of a recovery room nurse at Geisinger, Wyoming Valley in Plains Township, PA. She has been a faithful pastor's wife for 35 years, serving as Sunday school teacher, nursery coordinator, a teacher in Christian Character Club, and a ladies' Bible study teacher. She has helped her husband in counseling and has ministered as a speaker for ladies' fellowships. She has also directed the annual Ladies' Seminar at the Independent Bible Church of Duryea for over twenty-five years.


Dr. and Mrs. Al Cremard

Dr. and Mrs. Al Cremard

Reverend Erik Hanson, Associate Pastor

Rev. Erik Hanson, Associate Pastor, has been serving at Independent Bible Church since 2014. Pastor Hanson received Christ as his Savior at the age of seven. Burdened for the music ministry of the local church, he received a B. Mus. and a M. Mus. in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. Upon seeking further music education, God called Pastor Hanson into the pastoral ministry. In preparation for the pastoral ministry, he received the Master of Divinity degree from Bob Jones Seminary. In 2009, God led Pastor Hanson to serve as the Assistant Pastor at Calkins Baptist Chuch in Milanville, PA were he has served until 2014. He currently serves on the board of Keystone School of Biblical Theology in Lebanon, PA and has served as the school’s Acting Dean. Furthermore, Pastor Hanson has written many instrumental, vocal, and choral compositions and has publications with Choristers Guild, Soundforth/Lorenz, and Grace for All. Pastor Hanson and Bethany were married in July of 2010, and since then, Bethany has enjoyed serving by her husband’s side by giving music concerts in various churches, speaking at various ladies functions, working with young people, encouraging young adult ladies, and serving in the music ministry.


Rev. and Mrs. Erik Hanson

Rev. and Mrs. Erik Hanson

Shane Kollmeyer, Staff Evangelist

Born and raised in a Christian home in Limerick, PA outside of Philadelphia, Shane accepted Christ at the age of five. He graduated from Chapel Christian Academy in Limerick. Upon graduation, Shane attended Ambassador Baptist College in Lattimore, NC from 2003 – 2007, graduating with a double major in Evangelism and Music. Upon the advice of College founder and President Dr Ron Comfort, Shane returned to Pennsylvania and began his relationship with Independent Bible Church, joining the staff to be the Staff Evangelist in training. Shane married Katie Spangenberg in September of 2011. Katie grew up in a Christian home in Quakertown, PA, as the fourth oldest of nine children. She accepted the Lord as her Personal Saviour at the age of 13. After her 2004 highschool graduation from the Pennsylvania Homeschool Accreditation Agency, Katie earned her Graphic Design degree from Bucks County Community College, as well as a Photography Certificate from the New York Institute of Photography. She worked as a Graphic Designer for First Savings Bank of Perkasie until she and Shane were married in 2011. Katie then joined Shane at the Independent Bible Church, where she serves alongside her husband in the ministry. Shane and Katie are currently preparing for a future in full-time Evangelism .



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Mr. & Mrs. 
Shane Kollmeyer

Mr. & Mrs. Shane Kollmeyer

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