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.




Ladies' Discipleship

       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.  Through many treatments and with much prayer 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



World Missions

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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




Lifebuilder's Men's Ministry

Kingdom Men In Action


Our men's ministry meets every Monday night at 7:00 PM. Starting in August of 2014 we began meeting with the men from World Overcomers Church in New Ken. These meetings eventually turned into Kingdom Men In Action, a group of men from varying churches in the city whose sole purpose is to serve others. Kingdom Men In Action is a cross denominational men's group that meets every Monday night with a determination to move from Missing In Action, to Men In Action. Our mission is to display the glory of God through the unity of the body, the love of the brethren, and selfless service to impact our community. If your hearts desire is to see the body come together and get to work on Kingdom business, come check us out.




Intercessory Prayer


"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.





Worship Team

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 John Miller.










Touched By God

Every 2nd Sunday Sis. Lynn Meadows takes the kids downstairs to teach them how to create things that glorify the creator. Lynn is multi-talented and demonstrates the love of Christ when he said, "Suffer the children to come unto me."