The Rev. David Knoebel was honored Sunday for achieving 50 years in the ordained ministry. Knoebel grew up in Tamaqua and presently resides in Hometown. Shown at the service held at St. John's United Church of Christ, Tamaqua, are from left: Gary Rarick, recent graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary; Rev. Dr. Paul Sherry, a Tamaqua native and past president of the United Church of Christ; Rev. David Knoebel, and Rev. Kevin Duffy-Guy, current pastor at St. John.