About Our Oakland Church Campus
When are the church services? Click here for service times.
Where are the services? Our Oakland Campus is at 120 McKee Place. Click here for directions.
What should I expect? We meet weekly in our own building, in a casual environment that holds no more than 300 people in any given service. We have an incredible live worship experience led by a diverse community of artists and musicians, made up of a blend of modern worship music and hymns. Most weekends, we participate with the sermon that is captured at our broadcast location (Wexford) and is shown in HD on a large video screen. Our Campus Pastor, Doug Melder, is a part of the teaching team and teaches regularly, including several “live” weekends that are not on video. Doug Melder and John Reilly are on-site weekly to provide pastoral care to our community.
Where should I park? On Sundays, free parking is available in our leased parking lot on Forbes and Coltart which are conveniently located a block from the church. On street parking is also available and free on Sundays and after 6 pm.
The Oakland campus is centrally located to all easterly bus routes that run along Forbes or Fifth avenues. Use cross streets Atwood St. or McKee Pl. to find a bus to our campus from your location.
Where do my children go? Birth through 5th Grade: We offer a safe, secure, fun and loving environment in Kidz Ministry. For more information, please visit our Kids Ministry Page. Older children and students are invited to attend our worship services.
What should I wear? Come as you are!
Doug Melder, Campus Pastor
North Way Oakland Leadership
Doug provides leadership and pastoral care to the Oakland Campus. He is also a member of our Teaching Team and the Executive Leadership Team. Doug has been part of the North Way staff since 2001. He and his wife Amy have three sons, Koen, Tavin, and Penn, and live in Friendship.
Dennis Allan, Campus Director
Dennis began at North Way in 2009 after spending five years working at Alcoa Inc. in the Global Internal Audit Department. He is married to Julia Dawson Allan, and together they are raising their daughter, Keely, and their son, Jay. Dennis and Julia live in Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhood.
Dan Bendit, Worship Leader
Dan leads worship and develops our bands and vocalists. He became part of the North Way staff in 2012 and lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Stella.
Allison Smith, Campus Manager
After a few years away, Allison and her husband, Zach, returned to Pittsburgh in 2012. Allison helps coordinate adult ministries, including small groups, volunteering and membership.