Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Alicha Bixler

Children's Ministry Director

Alicha's prayer is to faithfully follow the Lord's plan for her life. In doing so to the best of her ability, she attended Lancaster Bible College where she studied Biblical Studies and graduated with an associates degree in Biblical Studies with an Emphasis on Children and Family Ministries.  Her passion for children's ministry stems even from childhood!  She planned her first ministry event at the age of 12: a church carnival.  She is excited to see how the Lord will use her in the children's ministry at Alliance. 

Doug Bradnick

Church Administrator

Doug has attended Alliance Church for most of his life.  He has served many of those years as Church Treasurer along with serving as our Church Administrator since 2010.

Jeff Keifer

Youth Pastor

Jeff and his wife Jenn have been married since 2010 and have three children: Jordan, Josiah, and Jessica.  Jeff is a graduate of Crown College and served at McKeesport Alliance Church as the Pastor of Youth Ministry for nine years prior to coming to our church in December 2017. 

Steve Gilmore

Adult Discipleship Coach

Steve and his wife Ellie have served with The Navigators  for 45 years.  He has been helping our church with adult discipleship ministries since August of 2017.

Harry and Sarah Mahler

Church Custodians

Harry and Sarah have served excellently in this role since 2017.  They along with their five children, Gabriel, Israel, Haddasah, Adonijah, and Rivkah work together to keep our facilities clean.  Their servant hearts and attention to detail have been such a blessing. 

Jim Moynihan

Lead Pastor

Jim has been on the pastoral staff of our church since October 1999. He spent the first 8.5 years serving as an assistant pastor overseeing such areas as worship ministries, small groups, and discipleship before assuming the role as Interim Pastor in July 2008 and finally the Lead Pastor position in February 2010.
He and his wife Wendy have five children - Vanya, Hannah, Lydia, Nathanael, and Jonathan.  

Sharon Pierce

Office Manager

Sharon has served excellently as our Office Manager since June 2018.   Her joyful spirit and sense of humor are a blessing in the office and to the many she touches throughout the week.

Ben Zentner

Worship Ministries Director

Ben has served at Alliance Church since 2011.  Prior to that, he served for 13 years as Worship Ministries Director at another church.  He and his wife Ruth have 5 children: Adalie, Andrew, Ellena, Ethan and Alexis.