Leadership

Pastoral

Pastor Pete Hipple

Pete is our Pastor at Community and has 30 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 38 years and is the father of nine children and four grandchildren. Pete was born into a pastor’s home and grew up in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 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 Marine Corps. In 1988 Pete and his family moved from California to Pittsburgh with the vision to establish new churches in the Pittsburgh region.

Favorite Bible passage: Matthew 5-7

Some favorite books: 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 wonderful wife, jogging, hanging out with friends, and reading.

Children’s Ministry

Sharon Hipple

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 38 years and is the mother of nine children and four 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 the 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

A favorite book recently read: Liberty Defined by Ron Paul

Favorite song: “Remember When” by Alan Jackson