The Lord called Pastor Bill Luebkemann to lead Calvary Chapel of Marlton in 1997. Since then, he has faithfully served as senior pastor of both the church as well as overseeing Joyful Noise Christian School, an outreach ministry of Calvary Chapel of Marlton.
Calvary Chapel of Marlton is also home to the Hope FM radio ministry. At a conference in 1995, Pastor Chuck Smith exhorted pastors to prayerfully consider radio as an effective tool for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Bill Luebkemann of Calvary Chapel of Marlton heard that message and caught the vision. While the initial application for a radio permit in 1999 was rejected by the FCC, God’s plan prevailed. After much prayer, engineering and legal work, Hope FM finally went on the air in November 2005. In the years since then it has grown into a network of 5 full power stations and about a dozen translators serving New Jersey, Central Southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Hope from the Word, the daily teaching ministry of Calvary Chapel of Marlton, reaches millions of potential listeners with clear Bible teaching. Bill’s passion for the Lord comes through in his verse by verse Bible teaching, never compromising the Word of God.
Pastor Bill also serves as a police chaplain with the Evesham Township Police Department in New Jersey. He is part of a support unit that is called on to accompany officers when there is difficult news to deliver. The unit also assists officers with the emotional side of their jobs. Pastor Bill stated, “We want to be there for them. They put their lives on the line every day for us.”
Bill has been married to his wife, Lynn, for 32 years and they have three adult children.