Thomas A Topar

Mailing Address
322 Martin Ave.
Ellwood City, PA 16117-5804

Marchand U M Church
Senior Pastor

North Point U M Church
Senior Pastor


Born 1945 in Morristown, NJ. Raised in inner-city Newark, NJ, rural Maine, and Jersey City, NJ. Graduate of Northpoint Bible College (then known as Zion Bible Institute) 1970. Bachelor of Science from the University of Valley Forge (then known as Valley Forge Christian College) 1978. Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 1996. Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary 2001. Went right from High School in 1964 to College, married 1966, and entered the pastoral ministry after graduation in 1970. Licensed and then Ordained in the Assembles of God where I pastored until transferring into the United Methodist Church in 1991. Pastored Listonburg & Silbaugh UMC, Arona & Herminie #2 UMC, Hastings & Bakerton UMC, Dicksonburg, Palmer & Conneautville Valley UMC, Tidioute & Tionesta UMC, Wurtemburg UMC, and presently Marchand & Northpoint UMC. Taught in Lighthouse Christian Academy for several years during this time. Been a School Bus and Motor Coach driver. Taught Hunter Safety more years than I can remember. Worked part time for several years with Teen Quest in the nineties at Super Charge, an Independent Christian Camping Ministry. Also several years at MAC D when my daughter was the dean at Jumonville. I like Camping, traveling, Playing Guitar & piano, Bible Study specially in Greek and Hebrew and most of all spending time with my family and the Church my extended family.