Michael is a native of Alabama and has served in ministry for 30 years. Before serving as Senior Pastor, Michael was the Worship Pastor at GBC for over 17 years. Michael and his wife Lisa met in high school, married in 1996, and have a daughter, Megan, and a son, Josh. Lisa is a registered nurse and works as a case manager. As Senior Pastor, Michael oversees the ministry at GBC.
Michael is passionate about worshipping the Lord and spreading the Gospel of Christ in the community. He consistently looks for new opportunities to do both wherever he is.
Michael enjoys playing the piano, saxophone, singing, reading, conducting, scuba diving, hiking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Lou is a native of Altoona and has served in ministry at GBC for over 33 years. Lou and his wife Teri married in 1984 and have three daughters and two grandchildren. Teri is a teacher’s aide working for Altoona School District. As Associate Pastor, Lou oversees our children’s ministries and many of our support ministries.
Lou is passionate about preaching and teaching the Word of God, teaching children about the Lord, and caring for hurting people.
Lou enjoys being with his daughters and their spouses, being around his grandchildren, kayaking, fishing, shooting, and taking rides in his Miata with Teri and his friends.
Kirth is a native of Hollidaysburg and a graduate of Great Commission Schools who grew up at GBC. He attended Liberty University for his undergraduate and graduate work and came on staff in 2023. As Assistant Pastor, Kirth oversees our Youth Ministry and leads our Young Adult Ministry (Compass) and Adult Small Group Ministry.
Kirth is passionate about teaching believers things of the Bible that they have never heard or understood before and doing it in an engaging, energizing way.
Kirth enjoys playing basketball and video games and hanging out with friends. He is a fan of Penn State football and basketball, Duke basketball, and Steelers football. Though he only has one under his belt so far, Kirth also participates in Spartan Races.
MARY ANN RIGGLEMANSecretary
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