His style may appear unorthodox at times.
Yet, it's that type of unconventional approach that has made the Rev. Jody Neifert a big hit with his congregation.
Neifert, of Franklin Township, recently celebrated 30 years as pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Palmerton.
In honor of Neifert's crowning achievement, family, friends, and congregation members held a party at the church.
"It was very humbling," said Neifert, 55. "Overwhelming. "