Purpose of Bible Baptist Church

Bible Baptist Church Exists…

to edify true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ through the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; through preaching, teaching, fellowship and other legitimate means, thus preparing them for true worship and equipping them for true service

to worship the Triune God, as he is revealed in Scriptures both individually as a priesthood of believers and corporately as a Body.

to fulfill the Great Comission.


Pastor Philip B. Golden Jr. | Pastor

I accepted the Lord as my personal Savior at a very young age. My whole life was spent in a pastor’s family, but it was not until the summer between 6th and 7th grade that I felt God moving particularly in my life.

At the age of 13, I felt God’s calling in my life to commit to full-time Christian service. Particularly, I felt God’s call in my life to preach His Word. It was at BBC that I preached my first sermon and I feel blessed to be able to still be a part of the ministry here. After completing my Seminary studies, my wife Rita and I, following God’s leading, moved back to our hometown of Pittsburgh. I have a heart to see those who do not know Christ come to know him and those that do know Christ continue to know him better. Proclaiming and displaying Christ to the community around us is my ultimate desire for the ministry of Bible Baptist Church.

Frank Kellander | Deacon

After accepting the Lord as my Savior in my Mid-twenties, I have had a desire to understand the Bible. As a child, I was drawn to the Bible and frustrated that I could not understand what I was able to read. After my wife took me to her church where I met people who read and understood the Bible, my life changed. As a Deacon of Bible Baptist Church, it is important to me that the Bible is the fundamental to the preaching and instruction in our services and was a key factor in the decision for my family to begin to attend the church in 1997. I currently serve as Treasurer of the Church as well as oversee the sound and audio recording of the services.

Jesse Lowe | Deacon

I was 18 years old, and my life was full of depression. I decided to attend Robert Morris University, and it was here that my life was about to change. I was walking into my first college class when I noticed a man walking into class with a limp. Throughout the day, I noticed this same man walking into two of my other classes with me. Consequently, we started talking, and eventually formed a friendship. 

One evening, I shared with him that I had been having panic attacks and bad dreams about death. I didn’t know what would happen to me after I died. Shawn shared with me that the only way to heaven was to put my trust in Jesus. For months he worked with me, explaining the good news of the gospel. I continued to have bad dreams and became more fearful of the fact that if I died I would spend eternity in Hell. I decided that I could not wait any longer and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Shortly after being saved, the Lord provided not only a church family but a wife to spend all my days with.        

Chuck Rumley | Deacon

"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ." (II Timothy 3:15) I was young when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. God used my parents to teach me about God, his holiness, my sinfulness, and the way of forgiveness and salvation throughthe death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus the son of God. Ever since placing my faith in Him, I have experienced His comfort, strength, and answered prayers. I have been blessed with a godly wife, and we have been blessed by God's gracious leading in our lives.

In 2011 God led us to attend BBC. After my family became members of the church, I was asked to serve both the Pastoral Search Committe and now as a deacon. We have been blessed by the thorough teaching and preaching of the Word of God and also by the fellowship and worship with other believers here at Bible Baptist Church.


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