PETER BAILEY CHOSEN AS NEW COILA PASTOR
On September 20th 2015. TheAssociate Congregation of Cambridge better known as the Coila Church voted to call Peter Bailey as our new full time pastor. As a Church we have trusted that God would guide and direct our efforts as we searched for the right man to fill this position
Peter Bailey is a Washington County native, having grown up in the hamlet of Fort Miller. He is a 1992 graduate of Schuylerville High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College (Chicago) and Master of Divinity at Bethel Seminary (St. Paul). Peter is married to his high school sweetheart Jennifer and they have three daughters: Mara (15), Eden (13) and Anna (9) as well as a dog three cats and chickens. Jennifer is a kindergarten teacher at Argyle Central School where their daughters attend.
Among a love for preaching and teaching God’s Word, Peter enjoys playing guitar & piano. In the winter, he can be found skiing at Willard and West Mountain or snowshoeing with his wife.
Peter has served as Senior Pastor at Fort Miller Reformed Church and in an associate role at Argyle Presbyterian Church. Both he and his wife have served as Young Life leaders for over a decade. He is the founder of Upstate Jail Ministries and continues to serve as its President.
There is a spirit of excitement and anticipation in the air at Coila and a feeling that God is at work among the people of Cambridge in a fresh way. “My family and I are very excited to serve at Coila and continue to minister in Washington County. We love it here!”
The Coila Church is a historic congregation
with a rich heritage of faith that stretches
back to 1785 with the current church building
having served the community since 1834.
During this long history, the Coila Church
has had only 20 pastors. The church is
located at 93 State Route 372, Cambridge, NY 12816.