Rooted in God's Word. 

                 Reaching God's World.

Who We Are

Forest Hill Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), planted in 2015. We are a loving community of people who worship God in spirit and in truth, seek to faithfully proclaim and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and strive to serve one another and our community with the love of Christ. Our worship is reverent but relaxed, a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary worship, centered on the preaching of God's Word. Our doctrine is Reformed, as summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith, and our community is warm and welcoming. 


Our elders

L to R: Shawn Trautman, Pastor Jason Van Bemmel, Tim Wilson

Shawn works as a nurse manager at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Tim is a retired Baltimore County firefighter.

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meet our pastor

Jason Van Bemmel serves as the pastor of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Beth, have been married for 22 years and they have three children: Andrew, Jeremiah, and Kathryn. Jason is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, DC (2009). He previously served as the Head of School for New Covenant Christian School and as the pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Cheraw, SC. The Van Bemmels lived in Harford County from 1998 until 2011, before moving south for 4 years and returning in 2015.  Pastor Jason loves preaching and teaching God's Word and is excited and humbled to serve Forest Hill Presbyterian Church as her pastor.


In addition to Pastor Jason, Forest Hill Presbyterian Church is led by two ruling elders, Shawn Trautman and Tim Wilson, and we're served by four deacons: Larry Comes, Adam MacDonald, Joel Raiber, and Bob Trammell.