Port Matilda Baptist Church is a small country church located in the beautiful valley of Bald Eagle. We were founded in 1886, and have been committed to the glorification of Jesus Christ in every way we can ever since. Through community, outreach, Biblical teaching, and the love of Christ, we seek bring glory to God in all things.

What we believe...

In the Saving Power of Jesus Christ Through His Death and Resurrection to All Who Believe (John 3:16).

In the Authority of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16).

In the Autonomy of the Local Church (Acts 6:1-5).

In the Priesthood of all Believers (Hebrews 4:14-16).

In the Two Ordinances of Communion and Baptism (Acts 2:41-42).

In Saved Church Membership (Acts 2:41-47).

Separation of Church and State (Romans 13:1-7).

In Justification by Faith Alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).

In the Three Part Godhead: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Gen 1:26, Deut. 6:4).


Ben Hoover

Senior Pastor

Pastor Ben has been active in ministry for over twenty-five years and in full-time ministry for over fifteen years. Prior to that, he worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant in multiple healthcare settings. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Lancaster Bible College and his Master’s degree in Ministry from Baptist Bible Seminary. He has been married to Marsha for twenty-six years. Ben and Marsha have two married sons and a grandson. Ben enjoys time with his family, outdoor activities, a “good” cup of coffee, and eating hot wings. You can contact him at pastorben123@gmail.com.

Noah Hoover

Youth Pastor

Pastor Noah grew up in Duncansville, Pennsylvania. He attended Clarks Summit University and handles NextGen Student Ministries, as well as some other ministries at PMBC. Noah enjoys dirtbiking, hunting, and disc golfing. He has a wife named Ashley, a son named Ezra, and a dog named Bodi. You can contact him at pastornoah@portmatildabaptist.com.