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Our Staff


Rev. Dr. Benjamin Giffone is new to Center Church, having served since November 2022.


Pastor Benj previously served for six years as a professor at LCC International University in Klaipėda, Lithuania, where he and his family were missionaries. He has also taught Old Testament courses at seminaries in Lithuania, Ukraine, Singapore, and India. He is the author or co-author of several books and numerous articles about the Old Testament and related topics. Many of his writings are posted on his personal website:

He received his bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and his seminary degree from Cairn University in Langhorne, PA. He subsequently earned his MTh and PhD, both in Old Testament, from Stellenbosch University in Western Cape, South Africa. Before going into missions and teaching, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry, and served as a part-time music director at a Presbyterian church in Eastern PA.

He is married to Corrie, a music teacher and choral director, and they have two children. They enjoy playing sports and board games, reading, traveling, and cooking international foods!

Feel free to reach out to Pastor Benj: email, or call the church office (724-748-4118).

Student Ministry Leader

Bryan Gardner has been the director of Center Church's youth fellowship since 2011. He received his bachelor's degree in Student Ministry and New Testament Studies from Geneva College. Bryan and his family live in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Bryan enjoys cooking, board games, Lego, and painting with acrylics. Contact Bryan at


Dedra Decker is both the Administrative and Financial Secretary. Contact her at

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