Pastor Greg Helman
I was born and raised in Waynesboro, PA. Sports have been a big part of my life. I’ve played a variety of sports through the years as well as coached and umpired softball. Coaching gives me great joy as I get to witness and be a part of people getting better and achieving more than before. Running has been more of a personal spiritual exercise as I use it as my prayer time.
I’m a graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School with the class of 1977. God led me to marry Marty (Foster) Helman on June 24, 1978 and we have 3 children. Our 2 girls and son have helped us be the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren, 6 boys and 3 girls.
After working mainly in a variety of machine shops in the area, God called me to be a pastor. So, we moved to Huntington, Indiana where I graduated from Huntington College with a Bachelor Degree in Bible & Religion and a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry. Since then, we have pastored full-time at South Mountain Church in Dillsburg, PA for 15 years and we have ministered at Blue Rock Church since 2008.
Philippians 3:13-14 are verses that guide my life: Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. I’m far from perfect and yet I refuse to live in the past. With Jesus before and with me, I move forward. Pressing on and not giving up, we can enjoy life by faith in Jesus and be rewarded with eternal life.
Children/Youth Ministry Director
A native of South Mississippi and a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, Paul made his way up north in 2014. He has been involved in many different types of ministries and school systems for 17 years. Paul is married to Ashley since July 2019.
Paul was called to Blue Rock in April 2021 and loves what God has in store for this church! His statement: “With the awesome volunteers and leadership at Blue Rock, God is going to do amazing things in the children and student ministry.”
Movies: The Replacements, MCU, Ninja Turtles, and Rocky 4.
Music: Skillet, 90’s, rock
TV: Seinfeld, Power Rangers, game shows, Chicago Fire, pro wrestling, 90’s
Sports: Saints, Braves, Southern Miss, and The SEC
Food: Fried Chicken, pizza and just about anything wrapped in a tortilla
Hobbies: Mini golf, karaoke, light hikes, and beach
Place in the world: Discovery Cove or a beach somewhere.
Person he would like to meet Drew Brees, Chipper Jones, Hulk Hogan, and Martin Luther King
Bible verses: Matt 6:33, 1 Tim 4:12, Psalms 66:5, Isaiah 9:6, and
Genesis 3:11 (It makes me laugh)
Pet peeves: Coconuts, not utilizing time well, and Ashley not allowing me to get a pet giraffe.
Quotes: “Wise men say, 'Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.” Michelangelo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)