Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

PCBC Diaper Pantry

Bearing one another’s burdens

The Diaper Pantry is committed to assisting families in need of diapers and wipes in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.  The Diaper Pantry helps by supplementing families' monthly diaper and wipes needs for babies, teens and adults in their care.  Diapers are distributed the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Andrew Barney

Andrew started attending Peters Creek Baptist Church as a high school student when his family moved to the area in 2006. He began volunteering as a middle school leader in 2008 and was involved with the youth program until 2014. He began working as the South Fayette Campus Life Director for Youth For Christ in March of 2015. Andrew loves having the opportunity to share the Gospel with young people each and every day and feels very blessed to have the support of Peters Creek. 

Steve and Kris Benham

Steve and Kris Benham have been members of PCBC since 2006, and they are actively involved in the music and missions ministries, as well as the Travelers Bible & Life Group.
Steve currently serves as president of Music in World Cultures, a missions agency dedicated to providing biblical music, worship, and leadership training, with a focus on protecting local cultures and endangered people groups and their languages. A fundamental belief of MIWC is that all nations should be able to worship God in their own tongue. Steve’s primary responsibilities with MIWC include overseeing all of their worldwide ministries, training worship leaders, pastors, and missionaries, and actively working in music evangelism and teaching throughout Eastern Europe. Steve is also on the faculty of Duquesne University and serves as pastor of a small Slavic (Ukrainian- and Russian-language) immigrant church in Dormont.

Kris and B.J. Diggins

Having spent most of her early life growing up in the mission field in Brazil, Kris made Peters Creek Baptist her home church during her high school years.
Peters Creek began supporting the Diggins’  in 1997, just prior to their departure to Brazil, where they served for eight years. Kris started a local clinic to meet the medical needs
of the community, while B.J. provided air support as a missionary pilot to many indigenous communities in support of Bible Translation.
In 2006, B.J. was asked to join the Aviation Training Staff at JAARS in Waxhaw, North Carolina, to provide flight training for new pilots heading overseas.

Craig and Shannon Russell

Craig serves as the Vice President of Transportation Services for JAARS, in Waxhaw, North Carolina. In this role, he is responsible for all three transportation departments – maritime, land and aviation. Craig travels extensively, including trips to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, and Brazil. As part of the JAARS leadership team, Craig helps set the vision and direction for JAARS.
Shannon spent most of her early  life on the mission field in Brazil, and she made Peters Creek her home during her high school years.
She currently is an assistant teacher in a special needs class at a local elementary school. This has allowed her to have an active ministry in the local community while still being connected to what JAARS is doing. She is also a valuable encourager to the younger wives coming through JAARS for orientation and training.

Jim and Jamie Loker

Jim first became acquainted with Peters Creek when he was working with Bob Rike in the early 80's, and now, PCBC has been supporting the Lokers’ ministry for over 20 years. Jim and Jamie fondly remember Vacation Bible School during furlough in 2003, when the children of Peters Creek filled an aquarium with enough coins to sponsor the dubbing of a Jesus Film in an indigenous language. PCBC has sent teams from our congregation to accompany Jim and Jamie for a week in Oaxaca to personally distribute audio Bibles to people in remote villages. The focus of the Loker's ministry is to provide audio scriptures for the non-literate people  groups of Oaxaca, Mexico, and beyond. Currently, the Lokers reside in Holland, Michigan, where they serve as Latin America Directors of Audio Scripture Ministries.

Melissa Rike

Born and raised in the South Hills, Melissa spent the first 25 years of her life actively involved at PCBC and learning about God's heart for the world. She has been serving with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) in full-time ministry since 2005, and PCBC has been a key partner since the beginning. She serves as a Digital Strategist, helping to give spiritual and strategic leadership to Cru's digital mission efforts worldwide. With most of the world having access to the internet, a smartphone in their pocket, and spending 7+ hours per day looking at a screen, there is a huge opportunity to reach people with the Gospel right where they are- online. Melissa is so grateful for all the ways that PCBC has shaped her life and faith and counts it a privilege to be partners in ministry together.

Dan Schar

Dan Schar has been attending PCBC for 18 years, after marrying his wife Jill, a lifelong member herself. As an avid bicyclist, Dan became involved  with the sports outreach ministry Christian Sports International (CSI) in 1993, three years after the ministry began. For seven years, Dan and his CSI cycling team traveled to bike races throughout the east, sharing the Gospel and ministering to other cyclists. Dan left CSI in 2000 and then returned to them in 2014. Dan is now on staff in charge of community development.

Chris Thompson

Chris’ connection to Peters Creek started as a friendship in 1992 with fellow youth missionary Pastor Dave Barr, as they worked together to serve and minister to the local youth in the South Hills. This connection solidified in 1998 when Chris’ wife Lisa was called by Peters Creek to serve as the children's pastor, and the Thompsons started attending PCBC as a family. When Chris and Lisa were expecting their fourth child in 2003, Lisa stepped down from her position, but the Thompsons remain involved in the life of the church. As the executive director and Bethel Park ministry director at Youth for Christ, Chris cherishes the opportunity to partner with Peters Creek in sharing Jesus with teenagers and encouraging and teaching them how to follow Him every day of their lives.