Pastor Jim grew up in western PA and got married to Debi at a young age. They had three daughters. He came to know Jesus as Savior in 1994 after being married for 8 years. He worked in factories for about 20 years before he began pastoral ministry 2002. He pastored in two other churches before coming to Berlin in September 2016. 

Jim enjoys being with people and has a desire to reach out with Christ's love and joy. He likes to spend free time with family, on social media, reading, and watching sports and westerns. He has five grandchildren that he enjoys spoiling. 


Head Elder - Don Little

Head Trustee - Doug Philip

Worship Director - Dean Pizer

History of BAC

The Christian and Missionary Alliance purchased a brick church from the Methodist denomination on the corner of South and Diamond Streets on September 5, 1951. The building was constructed in 1851. Rev. Daniel Breegle was the first pastor to serve under the Christian and Missionary Alliance there. He served as pastor of the church for 14 years before his death in 1966.  

Rev. Donald Ansell followed Rev. Breegle beginning November 1, 1966.  Rev. Sherman Berkey came to the church on May 18, 1986.  At that time there were 8 members and 16 in attendance.

The church grew from that first Sunday. 

The church facility at 725 Broadway is on land purchased in October 1993. The church building was completed in 1999 and dedicated to the Lord.

The church building consists of a large sanctuary, fellowship hall, kitchen, offices and Sunday School rooms.    

In 2008, the steeple building was added and the steeple installed.  A new sign was placed in front of the church and the parking lot was paved. 

Pastor Berkey completed 28 years of ministry here before his death in 2015.

Rev. Jim Kunes began as pastor September 11, 2016. 



What to Expect When You Visit

Whether you are brand new to the church thing or you’ve been around church for a while; we want to say WELCOME!  At Berlin Alliance Church you will be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are excited to see you. We want you to have an idea of what to expect when you arrive at Berlin Alliance Church, so take a few moments to read through this section. It will give you a feel for what you can expect during your visit.

Sunday morning worship begins at 10:40, so arriving any time between 10:20-10:40 is a good time to arrive! 

What should you wear? First and foremost, we want you to feel comfortable. You will find everything from suit and ties to jeans and t-shirts. Come how you feel most comfortable.

Entering into the lobby, please take a bulletin on the stand so you can be aware of the service layout and announcements. 

During the service, you will find a mix of hymns and new songs. We recognize everyone worships in their own unique way. Some will sing, clap and raise their hands. Others will quietly reflect on the words. You’re welcome to praise God however you feel most comfortable.

The worship of God through giving happens in one of these ways at Berlin Alliance Church. 1) Give online via the Donate tab on the website or app  2Give during the service when the offering plate is passed. 3) Mail in your gift.  

As a guest, you should not feel any pressure to give. This is an act of worship for our regular attendees.

Your children ages 3-5 and 6-9 are invited to go to the Junior Church time that is held during the message. These  workers are happy to have your child join this time and will make them feel welcome. 

You will hear a relevant, straightforward message based on the Bible. Messages are brought to help you develop a growing, real relationship with Jesus Christ and help you in your walk with Him. Pastor Jim usually reads from the NLT Bible translation because he feels it's an easy-to-understand language that will work for all who attend - the youngest to the oldest, the unsaved, the new believer, and the one who has walked with God for many years. 

We celebrate Communion together on designated Sunday mornings to remember Jesus' sacrifice for us.  We encourage everyone who has made a decision to follow Jesus Christ to participate in the Lord's Supper with us. The juice and bread we share represent His body and blood, which He laid down for the forgiveness of our sins so we can have eternal life with God. 

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725 Broadway St, PO Box 6, Berlin, PA  15530

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