Staff

Senior Pastor Kim Grueser

Pastor Kim GrueserKim was born in Greenville, Pennsylvania. He married the former Diane Borden, June 12, 1981. They have one son, Evan. Kim received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (1979) from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio. After answering the call to ministry in 1987, he furthered his education with a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1993) and a Doctorate of Ministry degree (2004). Kim has served as pastor of Southern Baptist Churches in Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and most recently in Pennsylvania where he is pastor of Pittsburgh Baptist Church. In addition to his pastoral work, Kim served as Chaplain for the Montgomery Police Department, Montgomery, Alabama (1997-2000). He has served on the Board of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries and as Moderator of the Tucker Baptist Association in Georgia. Kim has been an adjunct professor with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he taught spiritual formation and evangelism. He is the past President of the Pennsylvania-South Jersey Baptist Convention and past Moderator for the Baptist Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Kim enjoys spending time with his family, golf, reading, and exercise. Send Pastor Kim an email.

Dr. Bruce Allen, Pastor of Discipleship

Bruce AllenPastor Bruce has been in the ministry since 1965, serving churches in New England, upstate New York, Michigan, and Iowa. Together, he and his wife have taught a number of courses for marriage and family, and also offer “Freedom in Christ” prayer counseling. Bruce and JoAnne raised five children (two adopted with special needs) and have 16 grandchildren. Pastor Bruce enjoys travelling to see family, walking with his sheltie, gardening and sports as time allows.

Kelli Richmond, Pianist

Kelli Richmond Bio PicKelli Richmond loves worshiping and serving Christ through music, teaching, and counseling ministries. She graduated in 1990 from Duquesne University’s music therapy program and is pursuing her Masters in counseling through Liberty. Kelli and her husband Michael have 3 children: Aaron, Jesse and Brooke. A Bible verse she loves is, “My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ…” Col 2:2

Pat Burke, Secretary

Pat BurkePat Burke has been working as Financial Secretary for seven years. She has served in Adult Choir, Children’s Choir and Children’s Camp ministries at Pittsburgh Baptist. She has three children and her hobbies are walking and interior decoration.

Reverend Andrew Heffner, Worship Leader

Rev. Andrew HeffnerAndrew Heffner, the son of a musician/missionary grew up in Lancaster County, PA . He attended Grove City College for a double major in Electrical Engineering and Theology. It was there that he met his wife, Rebecca, at a Physics Christmas party, where they played Ping-Pong and fell madly in love. They married 3 1/2 years later. After graduation Andrew and Rebecca served at Fellowship Community Church in Mercer for 5 years, followed by 5 years at Stewartstown Baptist Church in York County, PA. Along the way, they had three wonderful children: Elana (2002), Isaac (2004), and Aaron (2009). In 2008, Andrew and Rebecca moved to Pittsburgh to assist in planting DOXA church in Crafton, while Andrew returned to school at Pitt to earn his teaching certificate in secondary Science. Currently, Andrew teaches Physics at Woodland Hills High School, and is excited to be leading worship at Pittsburgh Baptist Church.
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