• Welcome to


    428 N. Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (Use 465 Gold Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 for the parking lot)

  • Connect


    Looking for a Christian church in Oakland, PA?  North Way Christian Community Oakland is a non-denominational, family church in Oakland, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh and Shadyside. We invite you to visit and worship with us Sunday! Connect to one another, whether it’s your first time attending our campus or you’re a fully engaged member of the church. At North Way Oakland, we desire to create community as we live and walk together to seek, find, and know the living God. Rooted Rooted is a 10-week small group experience that provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community, and your purpose in unexpected and life-changing ways. More information can be found here. Small Groups We believe strongly that one of the best ways to connect with one another, grow in your faith, and serve in and as the local church is to become part of a small group. For more information, click here or email Allison Smith.
  • Grow


    There are always opportunities to grow in your faith, whether you’re exploring Christianity or have been following Jesus for years. Below are just a few steps you can take at North Way Oakland as you follow the Lord – and prepare to help others do the same. Baptism Water baptism is an important step in your spiritual journey and serves as an outward expression of the grace of God in a person’s life. It’s an opportunity to place a stake in the ground and publicly declare your dependence on Jesus. Click here for more information. Rooted Rooted is a 10-week small group experience that provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community, and your purpose in unexpected and life-changing ways. More information can be found here. Small Groups Meet weekly with others in the church as you get to know one another and grow in your relationship with the Lord. Small groups meet on different days and in different locations. Find a small group! Contact Us We’d love to chat with you about how best to grow in your faith. Attend our upcoming North Way Next to find out more, or simply email Allison Smith.
  • Serve


    Whether you’ve never volunteered before or are ready to serve in a leadership role, we are all called to serve meaningfully in and as the local church. If you’d like to serve, but aren’t sure where, we’d love to help! Please contact Allison Smith. Please consider serving our church family by volunteering in one of these areas: Worship Our Worship Team creates an atmosphere in which people can be led by the Holy Spirit to encounter the greatness of God. Whether it’s through music, creating moments for our congregation to pray together or individually, or focusing our attention on specific aspects of God’s character through Scripture, the Worship Team seeks to lead each person who attends a service into God’s presence. For more information, contact Adam Murdock London. Production Production Team volunteers make our Sunday worship services and special events happen. Whether it’s by managing slides so that any person can know and sing a worship song, or by running lighting and sound equipment to ensure there are no distractions during a service, this team helps people encounter God. For more information, contact Adam Murdock London. Family Ministry Family Ministry volunteers invest in the lives of the next generation by intentionally sharing their faith with children. From infants in our Nursery to Student Ministry kids about to graduate from high school, our volunteers help to shape our children and teenagers into the servant-leaders God has created them to be. For more information, contact Karlie Haywood. Guest Services Our Guest Services Team designs and creates a welcoming environment where every person, no matter their background or life experience, can walk into a church service or special event and immediately know that they’re valuable. Guest service volunteers assist by greeting at the doors, handing out the Notes, conversing around coffee, and helping locate seats during services. For more information, contact Justin Ashcraft. Outreach The Transformational Outreach Team aims to improve the desperate state of at-risk children locally, nationally and globally by mobilizing our church community to deliver practical resources and partner with established organizations and churches to carry out long-term solutions. For more information, contact Oakland Outreach. Safety Team Every week we want people to come to church and know that they are in a place that is emotionally, spiritually, and physically safe. Our Safety Team volunteers work to provide a physically safe environment in which people can experience God. Safety volunteers respond to emergency situations, provide medical assistance, and ensure the physical security of every person – adult and child – attending a service or special event. For more information, contact Justin Ashcraft. Parking Our Parking Team is our first impressions team, helping people find parking in one of our three lots or on a nearby street. Parking Team volunteers confer value to every person who attends a service or special event by not only assisting them in locating a parking spot, but also by giving directions, answering questions, and offering a warm welcome. For more information, contact Justin Ashcraft.
  • Kids


    North Way Kids is a dynamic and creative environment where kids from birth to 5th grade discover who Jesus is and learn how to apply biblical truth to their lives. North Way Kids is available during the 9:15 and 11am services. Follow North Way Kids on Facebook to keep your family connected! You’ll find information on event updates and registrations, as well as a weekly curriculum, parent “helpfuls” and prayers, fun photos and more! For more information about North Way Kids in Oakland, contact Karlie Haywood.
  • Students


    Oakland Student Ministry North Way Students is a dynamic environment where middle and high school students (6-12th grade) are encouraged to experience, know and follow Jesus. Weekly Gatherings Our gatherings are filled with unpredictable fun, relevant teaching, and small group time – all designed to help students understand how to make sense of the questions they face in life and to live out what they are learning. Beyond our gatherings, North Way students experience incredible events and retreats, and have the opportunity to serve in ministry during our weekend services. And because we believe in partnering with parents, we equip families with application tools and resources to keep the conversation going beyond our student gatherings. Ultimately, as a student nears graduation, we are working to help pack that student’s bag with all that they need to own their faith as they move into the next phase of their life. Student Ministry Short Term Trips Student Ministry short term trips focus on partnering both with churches and established organizations on a local, national, and global scale. A cross-cultural ministry trip, whether around the world or to a city here at home, has the potential to be truly life-changing. You will be able to experience God and grow in your relationship with Him as you are removed from your day-to-day activities and routines. You will develop a God-centered perspective, allowing you to see your life at home through a new lens. You will serve others and live out the faith principles taught in Scripture as you grow, develop, and are challenged to truly practice your faith. You will grow in your relationship with the Lord, your teammates and leaders, and those in the community you enter. For more information about Oakland’s Student Ministry, email Karlie Haywood.
  • College Students

    College Students

    Vision North Way loves college students! College Students have a unique opportunity to really love people where they live, work and play. Our goal is to connect them in the local church and send them out to reach their campuses! Small Groups By joining a small group, you will build long-lasting friendships and you will grow in your faith. Early in each semester, we have a Small Group Connect to help you get connected. Our Small Group Connects happen in September, January, and May. You can get connected anytime by going to our Small Group Finder. Large Group Gather once a month on Friday nights with other students from all our local college! These nights usually have worship, teaching, discussion time, and lots of fun! Facebook You can stay connected through our Facebook Group. Join here. Meet Our College Director Hello! I’m Justin, the College Director here at North Way Oakland. My wife and I have been hanging around Pittsburgh for the last 7 years. I would love to help you get more connected, answer any questions you might have, or just talk through the things happening in your life. You can email me (link my email address) or meet me at church on a weekend!
  • Care and Counseling

    Care and Counseling

    Marriage Matters Whether married for years or newly engaged, Marriage Matters provides hope for growth, tools for growth and an environment for growth. Combining biblical principles and a practical look into relationships, Marriage Matters features live teaching in a group setting followed by interactive and engaging small group discussion. Come experience Marriage Matters and deepen your intimacy with God and your spouse! We offer Marriage Matters 1 and 2 (Marriage Matters 1 is a prerequisite). For information on upcoming sessions, please contact Dennis Allan. Community Care Ministry Community Care is designed to come alongside those who are in a season of need (struggling with illness, hospitalization, or finances) or a season of change (new births, weddings, funerals, or family emergencies). Community Care varies according to need, but often includes visitation, prayer support, and providing meals. If you know of an individual or a family in need, please email us. As a part of our Community Care Ministry, specific help is available for widows and single moms in a confidential and safe environment. We offer assistance with minor house and car repair, lawn care, leaf and snow removal, and how-to projects like taxes or buying a car. We also provide support for personal struggles through professional counseling, group support, and mentoring. For questions or more information, please email us or call 724.935.6800 ext. 1244. Professional Counseling Services For more information about North Way Counseling Services available at the Oakland campus, please email us or call 724.935.0680. For more information, please contact Dennis Allan.

Upcoming Events

  • Meet our Staff

    Meet our Staff

Justin Ashcraft
Justin Ashcraft
Oakland Guest Services / Young Adult/College Ministries
Adam Murdock London
Adam Murdock London
Oakland Worship Director
Amber Okai
Amber Okai
Oakland Campus Coordinator
Kate Berry
Oakland Student Ministry & Interim Kids Ministry Director & East End Family Ministry Director
Vince Giordano
Oakland Discipleship Director