Pastor Phil has served in Alliance ministries in the Western PA District of the C&MA for 41 years. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for 43 years and have three married adult children and ten grandchildren.
Pastor Phil is a graduate of Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary. Susan is a graduate of Geneva College.
Serving as our part-time Interim Pastor, Phil also drives school bus for the Wilmington Area School District. When time permits, he enjoys riding bicycle and reading books.
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,
Dave Shaffer serves as a volunteer administrative assistant for the Greenville Alliance Church. He and his wife Barb have been a member of the church since 1984. During that time he has served on the Governing Board and is currently an Elder and an adult Sunday school teacher in addition to serving as the administrative assistant. Dave and Barb have a daughter, Pam, who with her husband, Jason, live in Seattle and are active in ministry at Journey church in Everett, Washington.
Zach is a graduate of Grove City College who heads up our worship, connections, and media ministries. He has as long time passion for music, film, and the creative process. He has 3 younger sisters and his parents are currently serving as Medial Missionaries in Zambia with the B.I.C. church.