Ministry Leaders

  • Jim Povich

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Jim previously served as the worship pastor at New Life Alliance Church in East Freedom from 2012 - 2017. He has a bachelor of science degree in Bible from Lancaster Bible College. He is married to Carla and they have three grown children. They live in Salina with their son Nickolas.

    Feel free to contact him at or 724-702-0364

  • Carla Povich

    Women's and Soul Care Ministry, Youth Leader

    Carla has a deep desire to see people set free from the soul issues that prevent them from standing in their identity in Christ. She was called to women's ministry and soul care ministry in 2015. She is married to Pastor Jim. They have three grown children and are new grandparents to a beautiful little boy. 

  • Bill Rieger

    Worship Director

    Bill was formerly a worship leader at Rolling Hills church in the Penn Hills.

    Since he was 11 years old he has played in diverse musical groups from ApologetiX to the Ohio Symphony Orchestra.

    Bill lives in Slickville PA with his wife Chris and the youngest of his 3 children.

  • Sue McGuire

    Women's and Soul Care Ministry, Worship Leader

    Sue was drawn to worship ministry through the Spirit's prompting during a time of worship. She was drawn to women's ministry after receiving a deep desire to have closer fellowship with other women and them build relationships with one another. She is married to Don, they have two grown sons and have recently acquired grandparent status. 

  • Rhonda Bendis

    Children's Ministry

    Rhonda was called to children's ministry shortly after volunteering with the toddlers and babies. Shortly after she heard an annoumcement that a children's ministry leader was needed. God revealed to her that He wanted her to serve and she obediently agreed. She is married to Larry and has a son named Brandon. 

  • Melissa Palmer

    Nursery and Toddlers

    One Sunday she was asked by the pastor if she would consider leading the nursery ministry. Melissa had been seeking an area to serve and felt this was where God wanted her. She is married to Michael and they have one daughter.