Scott Prentice is the pastor of Advance Community Church responsible for preaching, worship, leadership development, and vision alignment. He and his wife, Heather, live in Gibsonia with their five daughters.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music from Toccoa Falls College, a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College, and is pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Seminary. He has been in full-time ministry in Western Pennsylvania since 2000. He is an active learner who enjoys getting things done, spending time with people, teaching doctrine and Bible studies, leading worship, and taking teams on mission trips to the Dominican Republic. He enjoys playing golf even though he's not very good at it!
Jessica works as administrative staff for each ministry area at Advance.
Along with administrative work, Jessica is passionate about equipping families and discipling students.
Jessica has a degree from Grove City College in History and Secondary Education. She lives in Saxonburg with her husband David. They enjoy biking, camping, and spending time with family.
Qualifications of Elder:
"If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders..." 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Elders are broad overseers who must:
- Know the Church (Pastor/Shepherd)
- Feed the Church (Teach)
- Lead the Church (Vision)
- Protect the Church (Discipline)
Feel free to read through the Advance Leadership Assessment linked below. If you believe God may be calling you into eldership, pray diligently about it. It will be a long and thorough journey that will grow your faith and enhance your maturity in Christ. The introductory page describes the process.
Oliver values the objective of Advance Community Church to be an outward-looking, Gospel-centered local church. He is committed to leading Advance in glorifying God by being faithful to the Scriptures and to making and equipping disciples.
Oliver is Director, Technical Services, with Pittsburgh Corning Corp., currently seconded to Pittsburgh from the UK. Oliver and his wife, Joanne, live in Hampton with their daughter and have a son who is at medical school in the UK. They are enjoying trying to visit as many parts of the USA as possible.
Erik strives to glorify God in everyday interactions. He is committed to the gospel-centered approach of Advance Community Church, the submission to the Word of God, the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and helping others be sanctified be the Holy Spirit.
Erik is a Principal Consultant, Change Management and Learning, with TiER1 Performance Solutions, based on Pittsburgh PA. Erik, his wife (Miranda), and daughter (Bennett) live in Hampton Township. He enjoys music performance, teaching children (and adults, by profession), health and exercise, reading, and the challenges of fatherhood.