St. James Lutheran Church
- 7 W. Central Ave
- Paoli, PA 19301
- (610) 745-1285
|Rated 5.0 in 15 Reviews|
- Rated 5 stars by Sherry Olmedo
I highly recommend Rev. John to anyone! My wedding ceremony was outside in a park & was the most amazing, most beautiful day of my life. John pulled off his part wonderfully, just as I had dreamed! He didn't ask for $$ which was surprising. Everyone else I'd searched had a pretty steep fee. If you're on a budget, as we all our when we get married, he is most definitely the way to go! No structured fees based on number of guests and no sales pitches -- none of that.
- Rated 5 stars by Mandy McDonald
Reverend VanCleve did a great job and he didn't charge us a penny, including consultations and rehearsal. Money is really tight for us right now and it was great to find an officiant who didn't have a fee list or charge for rehearsing. We gave a donation as we could but there was no pressure on us to pay anything. It was a Christian wedding with the robes and everything. We loved it.
- Rated 5 stars by Stacy Keebler
From our fist meeting with Pastor VanCleve we knew we wanted him to perform our wedding. We wanted a traditional ceremony where Jesus was glorified and he did an excellent job, even the rehearsal went smoothly. His sermon even made my husband tear up which is not an easy thing to do. Loved every minute of it.
- Rated 5 stars by Tracy Lima
We contacted Reverend Vancleve to do a ceremony in our home. We are both Christians but did not belong to a church and it was hard to find a Christian minister to marry us unless we joined his church. Reverend VanCleve gave gave us a very beautiful ceremony and made us feel special and didnt make us bend over backwards.
- Rated 5 stars by Michael and Toni Baker
Reverend VanCleve was a great officiant. Our wedding was really nice and his sermon brought tears to everyone's eyes. I highly recommend him for your ceremony.
- Rated 5 stars by Steven and Shirl Mila
We looked at lots of websites trying to find someone to perform our wedding. All we found were a lot of very expensive officiants and very few mainstream Christian clergy who also charged. We didn't expect to get it for free but the amount of money they charged was amazing. I though the Reverends claim that he doesn't charge a fee was too good to be true but its the truth. He gave us a Christian wedding and didn't ask for any money. We gave a donation but he didn't ask for one. Our wedding was important to him just as it was to us.
- Rated 5 stars by Kyle Downs
We couldn't find anyone in the clergy who would marry us because I was divorced. Reverend VanCleve was willing to marry us and didn't make us feel bad about the past. Great guy. I recommend him to anyone who wants a Christian clergy marriage.
- Rated 5 stars by Holly Day
We met with Reverend VanCleve and we could tell right away he was the right man to perform our wedding. He took time to get to know us and even told us things about our Christian faith we did not know. Our ceremony was beautiful and very organized. The wording of the service was really spiritual and made the day really special.
- Rated 5 stars by Stacey Liu
This was my second marriage and I had trouble finding someone in the clergy who would perform the ceremony or do it without judgment or making us jump thru hoops. Reverend VanCleve wasn't judgmental and explained how God wanted to bless this union as well and used examples from the Bible on divorce and remarriage, ask him yourself if you have the same questions. Suffice to say that he made us feel better and we enjoyed our day. He's a very nice man and his love for people is plain to see.
- Rated 5 stars by Barb Schillinger
We had a great experience with Reverend VanCleve. He is so easy to work with and very professional. I would refer him to anyone who is looking for a minister for their wedding.
- Rated 5 stars by Robert and Francesca Montro
I recommend Reverend VanCleve. We found him on WedPlan and choose him immediately. It was strange to see someone on a officiant site who doesn't charge to perform ceremonies. We really had a lot of fun with him and would recommend him highly.
- Rated 5 stars by Tim and Patty Klance
We were looking for someone to perform a elegant Christian wedding and we found it in Rev VanCleve. He was very helpful and extremely prepared. We met over coffee and he had a copy of the liturgy all ready and he went through it from beginning to end. He made me feel at ease and I didn't have to worry about our officiant. I highly recommend him.
- Rated 5 stars by Joleen Kelly
Our special day was that much more special. Rev Jon was very professional. He met us before the big day to get to know us and go over the details. He was on time (early actually) for the rehersal and ceremony and didn't ask for a penny. No fee structure based on how many guests no pitch to also be our planner, no selling anything, not a wedding officiant for hire. I highly recommend him for your ceremony.
- Rated 5 stars by Clark F
We were looking for a real pastor to do our wedding and we came across Reverend VanCleve. He didn't charge us a fee to do our wedding but we gave an offering, which he did not ask for. He made our wedding special and very traditional it was very obvious it was a Christian wedding.
- Rated 5 stars by Betty Stewart
Rev John is such a kind soul. We were looking for a traditional Christian wedding with Christian clergy instead of an inter-faith officiant. Rev John was so helpful and gave us a beautify ceremony.