Staff

Nathan Seckinger
Senior Pastor

Nathan Seckinger

Hello. My name Is Nathan and I am the lead pastor at Greenville Alliance Church. I want to welcome you to our website and encourage you to look around and learn about us! Let me tell you a little about me. I’m married to Joyce, a woman whom love and respect. We’ve been married for over 29years. We have two adult children that we are very proud of and we are looking forward to the years ahead.

Allow me to share a little about my educational background. I am a graduate of Nyack College and Asbury Seminary and have also graduated from the Arrow Leadership program. I would say I am a life-time learner and I enjoy growing. I’ve also had a number of churches from Bethel, Maine of 3000 people to Cherry Hill, New Jersey with well over 70,000 people in the township alone. So we’ve had some real experiences that have offered lots of opportunity to get to know people from many different backgrounds. We are excited to be in Greenville, not the smallest and not the largest areas, but a great place to be!

I believe God longs to do so much in our community, not just in the spiritual areas, but in every aspect. Christ has a plan and purpose for each and every person. Regardless of background or upbringing there’s room for you. My goal for the ministry at Greenville is to bring people into a personal relationship with Christ, but it doesn’t end there. I believe He also gave us a new and exciting way to live. Salvation isn’t simply a go to heaven thing, it’s a how to live in the here and now type of thing. I believe having a relationship with Christ can impact a person’s whole world, singleness, marriage, kids, relationships and even work. The whole community can be transformed! So I would welcome you to come, belong, believe and become at Greenville Alliance Church! I would enjoy getting to know you and look forward to meeting you soon.

Pastor Nathan B. Seckinger


Jerry Hunter
Associate Pastor

Jerry Hunter

Pastor Jerry Hunter has served as an Alliance pastor since 1962.  He and his wife Lois are from Western Pennsylvania.  Jerry was born in Etna and later his folks moved to Gibsonia.  Lois is from Meadville.  They met at Nyack College, Nyack, New York and were married in 1962.  The Hunters have two sons: Don (pastoring The Awakening Alliance Church in Ridgeway, PA); and Dave (a Christian counselor and church planter in the area of Lancaster, PA).  They have two granddaughters: Bethany, who lives in Redding, CA and is prepared to be a worship leader; and Kay Lee who is a junior in high school and lives with her parents near Lancaster.
The Hunters have served churches in Canada (Ontario and New Brunswick), Florida and Pennsylvania.  Lois enjoys crafts and baking and Jerry enjoys taking tour groups to the Holy Land, and reading.  They also enjoy their French Poodle – Rusty.  Their favorite vacation spot is Gatlinburg, TN and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Dean Gregory
Student Ministry

Dean Gregory

My name is Dean Gregory and I am the Student Ministry Director at Greenville Alliance Church. My passion is watching God transform the lives of students and young adults. There is nothing better than seeing God restore the brokenness of humanity. Over the past 10+ years, I have been ministering to Jr.& Sr. High School students and young adults in various capacities, watching God transform lives in miraculous ways.

My goal of student ministry is to build foundations in students’ lives to enable them to be lifelong disciples of Christ. Then they can grab hold of Paul’s words to Timothy, “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity” (1 Timothy 4:12, NLT). Students have the power, through the Holy Spirit, inside themselves to make a difference in their world now, making it a place where God’s will is accomplished.

I rely on God to direct and give wisdom while ministering to students, without Him nothing can be accomplished of lasting value. He has guided my life along a path that has been difficult at times but one that has drawn me closer and closer to him. He currently has guided me to Liberty University to further my education that will result in becoming a pastor and allow me to be more effective in ministry.

Trish, my wife of 17 years, works closely with me ministering to students. She is an amazing gift from God, I am lucky to have her by my side. Together we have two beautiful daughters, Alyssa and Alaina. Alyssa is in High School and Alaina will be entering Jr. High in a year. They both are blessings and make me smile every day.

I hope to someday meeting you in person. Until then I will be;
Striving for what lies ahead,

Dean Gregory


Michelle Toy
Children's Ministry

Michelle Toy

Hello! My name is Michelle and I have been blessed to be the Children’s Ministry Director at the Greenville Alliance Church for 15 years.

At the Greenville Alliance Church, my goal is to prepare our children for the next phase of their life, the teen years, as well as ready them for future ministry and a life of faith. I believe in children learning now what it means to be a Christian minister in their own unique worlds. Each of us is a minister. The Lord has given us each our own individual scope of influence and our own ministry. Regardless of our age or circumstance, we are all called to serve. I want to see our children grow into impactful beings, making their time here a springboard to a successful and happy life.

Combining my passion for counseling and for children has been an amazing blessing in my ministry here. It is my strong desire to equip our children to be healthy spiritually, emotionally and even physically. I believe Christ desires for optimal health in each area of life. It is my goal to have our children learn and grow in their faith-walk in a fun, safe and meaningful way. I want our children to see their deep value in Christ. Our children are very important to Him, to me and to the Greenville Alliance Church as a whole. I desire for any child who walks in these doors to leave feeling loved because truly they are loved.
Academically, I received my education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Christian Counseling Center of Indiana and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I thoroughly enjoy academia as well as writing and have had several works published. I continue to write and aspire daily to learn as much as I can. I have served in a variety of capacities within the local church setting both in Western Pennsylvania as well as Massachusetts. I was also previously employed at a mental health agency in Massachusetts.

Personally, I am blessed to have the love of my life, Matt, 5 amazing children between us (Seth, Lisbeth, Noah, Sarah and John) a precious future daughter-in-law, Rachel and a cute, dog, Fritzel, who keep me hopping and happy. I enjoy crocheting, cycling, hiking, walking, reading and cooking. I also very much cherish time with my family and friends. We enjoy playing board games a lot!! My personal children have added much to my ministry, assisting in teaching and programming a great deal. More than that, though, having children and loving them has fueled my passion for ministering to my “collective” children at church.

My hope is that your child will come and be a part of our family here at the Greenville Alliance Church.


Daniel Scharmer
Music Ministry

Daniel Scharmer

I am a Christian worship leader, choir director, writer, arranger, and musician.  I am the father of four wonderful and special children and husband to one amazing woman with whom I have been leading worship for over a decade!.  Leading worship is my passion, and I believe God has gifted me for that very purpose.  I enjoy listening to and playing all types of Christian music, including traditional hymns, instrumental music, newer music, band-driven worship music, and classical.  I have always maintained a blended worship style, combining precious treasures from the past with exciting new worship music and styles to create an atmosphere of Spirit-Led, God-Honoring, Life-Changing worship of our God and King!

 

Personally, I love to be outside in God’s country.  I prefer the country to the city and tend to be a bit introspective when I am alone in the woods.  I walk and talk to God, and that is where much of my inspiration comes from.  I enjoy a good cup of coffee (Dunkin Donuts, of course!), and sitting and talking with people about God, music, or anything that encourages and inspires the soul!

 

Five years ago I received a major head while officiating an ice hockey game which changed my life forever.  I am disabled as a result of that injury, but God has blessed me with enough strength to continue to serve him through music in many ways.  I have been employed throughout my disability, overcoming odds that say I am not supposed to be doing what I am doing – but God is the Great Achiever!!!  I give Him all the Glory and Honor and credit for all I am able to do.  My injury DOES NOT DEFINE ME, but my faith in Christ does.  

 

Music is how I talk to God.  I am closest to Him when I am singing, playing, listening, or even near music!  I do believe music can touch a person’s heart and soul where many other forms of worship cannot.  I also believe there is no one way to worship, but many ways that reflect the many individuals that God has beautifully created to be unique!  We are each unique, so our worship to our Creator should be the same!  

 

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 – “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”

 

There is joy in the house of the Lord when we worship in Spirit and in Truth!  The worship team at Greenville Alliance Church is made up of a team of people with all levels of ability and involvement – if you believe God is calling you to help lead worship – I would love to talk with you and help you discern God’s calling in your life!  


Weekly Gatherings

Sunday
8:00 AM Worship
9:20 AM Sunday School – Children & Students
9:30 AM Sunday School – Adults
10:30 AM Worship
6:30 PM Jr. and Sr. High Student Ministry
Thursday
6:30 PM Prayer Meeting
6:30 PM KidZone (Children’s Ministry)

Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

If you have an emergency and need to reach a pastoral staff member, please call the church first before trying their home number. Remember if at any time you have a prayer need, please consider contacting your care elders or the ministry staff. You may call the church office at 724-588-7167.