We’re Christ-Centered

Our church family celebrates Jesus—the image of the invisible God, the Lord of all Creation!

“For in Christ, all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness.” Colossians 2:9-10

Our heartbeat is to know Jesus as our:

Because of who He is and what He’s done, we are compelled to “go!” Humbled by the open invitation He extends to us—what we call the Great Commission—we join Him in His work to restore and reconcile lost and broken people to Himself.

Read the official Christian & Missionary Alliance statement of faith for more on what we believe.

We Rely on His Spirit

Acts 1:8 is in our DNA. We are convinced it is only by the Holy Spirit’s empowerment that we can fully express Jesus’ love, compassion, and mercy to those who do not know Him.

“… But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

We Are Family

We are part of Christ’s Church—His chosen means to fulfill His purposes on earth, restoring a lost and broken world until He returns to reclaim it.

“ …so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5

We Love Our World

Our denomination sends and supports hundreds of Alliance international workers who care for the sick, befriend the lonely, and introduce spiritually impoverished people to the One who releases us all from the curse of sin and the sting of death. Right now,

  • workers icon700+ U.S. Alliance workers
  • nations iconserve 70 nations

 

Our Staff Members

Rev. Philip Harrison

Originally from North Carolina, Pastor Phil now calls Pennsylvania home.  In addition to First Alliance, he has served as pastoral leader in three other churches and worked in our district...

Pastor Mike Gierhart

Pastor Mike is a native of State College, PA, and has been on staff since June 2014.  He graduated from Nyack College in 2008 with a degree in Pastoral Ministry....

Pastor Matthew Graham

Pastor Matt is originally from Homer City, PA. An 8-year youth ministry veteran, comes to us from the NYC metro area. He studied Pastoral Ministry at Nyack College. His love...

Susan Harrison

Susan has served as Office Secretary since 2011.  In addition to her role as Pastor’s Wife and mother of three grown children, Susan is the delighted Nana of seven wonderful...