PETER DOERFLER, PASTOR
I've been following Jesus for over 30 years and felt a call to ministry when I was in 6th grade. Despite my best plans, my path to this place as the solo pastor of a church plant was a winding one.
I received my philosophy degree from Grove City College (Pennsylvania), and my Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Massachusetts). Through years of working in various fields, including teaching at a Christian school and a decade in marketing in corporate America, God was maturing and preparing me for this opportunity.
Prior to planting Redemption Hill Church, I spent eight years in bi-vocational ministry (daytime at the bank, evenings and weekends at the church) at a church plant in Southeastern PA.
It's been a pleasure to return to my wife's hometown of Pittsburgh and to see the Lord working in the South Hills. I especially enjoy collaborating with other churches and nonprofits for the good of our towns and the glory of God.
When I'm not being a pastor, I'm a husband of 21 years, a father to three amazing sons, a songwriter and avid reader.
I know the man I would have been without God's saving love for me and am so grateful for it. It's my joy to share this with our community.
Redemption Hill Church is currently overseen by a group of elders from the Pittsburgh Presbytery. Pastor Peter is accountable to this committee and grateful for their collective wisdom, prayers, support and leadership.
As the church plant moves forward, this committee will be replaced by a permanent Session made up of elders from within the congregation. We expect to take nominations for our own officers beginning mid-April, 2020.