Pastor Pete Hipple and wife Sharon
Pete is our Pastor at Community and has 27 years’ of pastoral ministry experience. Through servant leadership, Pete seeks to cultivate a spiritually healthy and reproducing congregation. His focus is on encouraging us to establish five core values in our lives and church; they are Worship, Evangelism, Discipleship, Fellowship, and Ministry.
Pete has been married to Sharon for 36 years and is the father of nine children and three grand-children. Pete was born into a pastor’s home and grew up in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. Pete received Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord at 16 years old. He answered God’s call to pastoral ministry while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1988 Pete and his family moved from California to Pittsburgh with the vision to establish new churches in the Pittsburgh region. Pete established and pastored Friendship Baptist Church in North Huntingdon, PA for 17 years, and has founded and pastored Community Bible Church for the past 10 years.
Favorite Bible passage: Matthew 5-7
Favorite books read: Calvary Road by Roy Hession, Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt, and The Law by Frederic Bastiat.
Favorite song: “And Can It Be” by Charles Wesley
Favorite hobbies: Loving my amazing wife, jogging, hanging out with friends, and reading.
Favorite drink: Pepsi
Favorite food: Nachos
Sharon is our Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She brings with her many years of working with young people in an educational setting. Her experience ranges from caring for infants in the nursery to teaching Chemistry at the University level. Sharon has a passion for assisting children to personally learn about the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Her goal for Community’s children’s ministry is to provide a safe, positive and fun environment for each child to individually experience God’s Truth in their life.
Sharon has been married to Pete for 36 years and is the mother of nine children and three grandchildren. She received Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord at 5 years of age. Sharon was born into a pastor’s home and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina State University and University of California at Irvine with degrees in Chemistry. She and her husband moved to Pittsburgh in 1988 from California with the vision to establish new churches in the Pittsburgh region.
Favorite Bible passage: Habakkuk 3:2
Favorite book recently read: Liberty Defined by Ron Paul
Favorite song: “Remember When” by Alan Jackson
Favorite television show: NCIS
Favorite drink: Dr. Pepper
Favorite food: Fried chicken
Favorite game: Backgammon