HAWLEY - First Baptist Church of Hawley has called a new pastor. Rev. Daniel C. Baker began his ministry there August 5. The church is conducting an installation service on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. The public is cordially invited.

Pastor Dan and his wife Nancy met while in Practical Bible College (Davis) and have served in Wayne-Pike Child Evangelism Fellowship (1967-72), Canaan Bible Chapel & Academy (1972-1989) and First Baptists Church of Port Crane, NY (1989-2018).

First Baptist Church of Hawley was Nancy’s home church and the church where the Bakers were married in June 1966 and Pastor Dan was ordained in November 1967.

Pastor and Nancy Baker are the parents of four children, Rebecca (Jim) Rowe, Joanna (Don) Peck, D. Todd (Kristin) and Derek (Jenny). Both sons are full-time pastors.

The church is located at 711 Church St., Hawley and may be contacted at 570-226-4312.