North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

North Way Beaver Valley

North Way Christian Community is excited to announce the sixth campus —  Beaver Valley — located at Madison Square, 300 Brighton Avenue, Rochester, PA. North Way will be leasing 27,000 square feet of a 90,000 square foot building. Preliminary plans for the worship space will accommodate 800 people. Pastor Chris White will serve as the Campus Pastor. As North Way launches this new campus, there are specific roles that you can play. 1. First, some of us may be called to serve in the initial core of believers that will make North Way Beaver Valley their home campus. This core group will provide leadership, service and support for this new ministry that will touch many households and individuals in the Beaver Valley. If you sense the Lord directing you to be a part of the North Way Beaver Valley launch, please provide your contact information by selecting the “Get Involved” link. 2. Second, we need people to be included in an email to pray for the preparation, opportunities to serve, etc. Please signup to pray using the “Get Involved” link. 3. Finally, we would love for you to help us with names and information of family, friends, and co-workers who live in the area and may be seeking a church home. Please provide this information using the “Get Involved” link. If you have any additional questions about this new campus or how you can get involved, please email Pastor Chris.

Pastor Chris White

We are excited to welcome Chris White to North Way Christian Community who will serve as the Beaver Valley Campus Pastor. Chris and his wife, Shannon, relocated from Graham, Texas. For the past 26 years, Chris has served as a pastor with Children’s, Youth, and Worship, and has led mission teams. More recently Chris has served as a Presenter, Facilitator and Coach for Faithwalking, a ministry designed to teach others to develop a mental model of discipleship which is made up of three interdependent practices; radical obedience, the reflective life and authentic community. His philosophy as a campus pastor is to effectively lead others to be “Jesus with Skin” where we live, work and play; and to lead others to experience ongoing transformation and develop successful methods for missional living. Chris and Shannon have two children, Ryan (age 24) is a recent graduate from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor with a BA in Marketing and is a professional singer/ songwriter; Ashley (age 21) is a junior and honor’s student at Centenary College of Louisiana and is a nationally-ranked collegiate gymnast. Chris spends his free time hunting, traveling, spending time with family and friends and watching John Wayne movies. More than anything else Chris immensely enjoys mentoring, coaching and building relationships. We are very excited to have Chris on board and will be utilizing his skills in various areas as we begin the launch process for the Beaver Valley Campus.

Amy Smith, Worship Director

Amy was born and raised in Central Oregon, where she began singing in church and in school at the age of 4. Music and creativity have always been an important part of her life, and she is passionate about using her gifts to minister to others and to glorify God. She attended Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Publishing from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. She also studied French, and studied abroad on two different occasions and has travelled extensively, which is a huge love of hers. Amy has been leading worship for over 20 years, and has been serving at North Way since 2002 in various aspects of worship, programming and the creative arts. God has clearly called her to serve this community, and it has truly become her family. When she is not leading worship, she loves all things design, travel, writing, food and animals, and loves to spend time with friends and family, and considers them her most valuable possessions. Psalm 37 is one of her life scripture passages, and her Mom and her Grandmother are her heroes and ultimate examples of how to live your life before God and others.