Allegheny Valley Church Of God
Ministries and Staff
Pastor Carmen O. Butler
Pastor Butler is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God. He was saved in 1983 (here's his testimony) and was called to the ministry back in 1986. His wife Rose and he planted the Allegheny Valley CoG in 1991. You can read the history of the church here. He worked as a machinist for 33 years at the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. in Brackenridge Pa. before retiring in 2005. Along with the duties that come with being a shepherd Pastor Butler is also a musician and is a part of the worship team. He and Rose have two daughters, Michelle and Patty, and a grandson Zachary.
Sis. Rose M. Butler
Rose and Pastor Butler have been married since 1986. She is the president of the Ladies' Discipleship and is a member of the worship team. In 1997 Rose was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system. Just recently (spring of 2013) she showed some swollen lymph nodes in her pet scan. She is currently being treated with chemotherapy and antibody therapy. She is doing well, and, praise God that, she is pressing on with the work God has for her. She loves her family and loves to sew and quilt. She greatly appreciates your prayers.
Contact -Rose M. Butler Page -Ladies Discipleship
Sunday Morning Youth Ministry
Our 3 - 10 year olds are taught by Karen Ecker during our worship time. She has been teaching the kids for almost 10 years. She is a graduate of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
Contact - Karen Ecker
"My house shall be called the house of prayer...." Those are the words of Jesus. We truly desire to be just that. We have been praying to break up the fallow ground and prepare hearts for the planting of the seed of the Word of God. Here is our prayer leader, Bro. Gerris Ballard. If you have a prayer request you can go here to let us know about it.
Here is our worship team. From left to right: Karen Ecker, Drums; Rose Butler, Vocals; Donna Majetich, Vocals; Pastor Butler, Bass; Deroy Crews, Guitar; George Golojuh, Guitar and Worship Leader.
These are the guys that make it sound good and record the videos and the CDs. John Majetich and Lew Smith.