the good news team

The staff and leadership here at Good News Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

JR Reap

Pastor

JR has been the senior pastor at Good News Church since 2001.  Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, JR graduated from Westminster Seminary in 2000 and initially joined the church as the youth pastor. JR is blessed with his wife Jen and three children, Jaydon, Eden, and Selah. JR enjoys exercise, computers and has a particular liking (some might say obsession!) for all things Apple, but his deepest passion is connecting people to the Good News about Jesus.

John O

Director of Youth & Family & Worship Ministries

John O has been serving in the ministry since 1994 and was ordained into the PCA in 2008. Prior to serving at Good News Church, he served in Philadelphia (1994-1999, 2009-2015), Phoenix (2004-2009) and San Francisco (1999-2004). John is married to his beautiful wife, Susan, and has two rambunctious children, Nathaniel and Nicolas. He received his M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido, CA and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania. His ministry motto is "To know Jesus and to make him known" and his ministry philosophy is "to love, in Christ, every soul, one soul at a time." He enjoys reading, running, writing, music, and photography. Most of all, he enjoys hanging out with his wife, children and church family.


ERIC YOUNGDALE

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH

Eric retired from the corporate business world in early 2018 to join the Good News Church staff as Director of Outreach. Eric’s better half Carol is the church administrative assistant, and they are the proud parents of two grown children, Megan and Ryan. Originally from Wisconsin, Eric is a Cheesehead at heart but has learned to survive in Eagles-country. Eric enjoys biking, playing cello and Cajon in the church praise & worship team and is excited about helping the church connect people to the Good News about Jesus.

carol youngdale

Administrative Assistant

As administrative assistant for Good News Church, Carol has her hands full keeping JR, John and Eric in check. If anyone needs anything done and done well, Carol is the person to contact! Originally from Delaware, Carol earned a business degree from the University of Delaware. Carol enjoys her two children Megan and Ryan, her two dogs Tanner and Tessa, and crushing her husband Eric, and anyone else who crosses her path, in board games.