About Pastor John Cereghin
Pastor John Cereghin was born on Andrews Air Force Base, just outside of Washington D.C. He was saved in 1978 at age 13 by listening to
shortwave radio station HCJB from Quito, Ecuador.
Pastor Cereghin graduated from North East High School in North East, Maryland in 1983 and was a member of the National Honor Society. After
two years at the University of Maryland studying weather forecasting, the Lord called him into the ministry in November, 1985. In January, 1986,
he transferred to Maryland Baptist Bible College in Elkton, Maryland, where he earned a Th.B. in 1992.
During those years, Pastor Cereghin worked at Queen Anne's Baptist Church in Centreville, Maryland from 1989 to 1990, taught at Maryland
Baptist Bible College, serving as Academic Dean, and also pastored Charity Baptist Church in Mebane, North Carolina from 1993 to 1994. He
also holds a master's degree from Foundations Theological Seminary in Dunn, North Carolina and a doctorate in Biblical studies from Maryland
Baptist Theological Seminary.
In 1998, he accepted the pastorate of Grace Baptist Church in Smyrna, Delaware, where he continues to serve.
Pastor Cereghin stands for the absolute authority of the Scriptures and the Authorized Version of the Bible (the King James Bible). He identifies
himself as a Remnant Christian. He was a Fundamentalist until recent years when that movement died. He still promotes traditional hymns and
stands against Christian Contemporary Music, Southern Gospel Music and other expressions of contemporary Christianity.
Pastor Cereghin also writes commentaries in the Pilgrim Way Commentary Series, which seeks to comment and apply the Scriptures as
revealed and preserved in the Authorized Version. This commentary series currently includes 13 volumes and they are all offered for free from
His doctoral dissertation was entitled "Nettleton Verses Finney: The Shift in American Evangelicalism, 1820-1830."
Pastor Cereghin is married to his wife Teresa, who is from Nova Scotia, and they have 4 children.