Our Pastors and Staff
Rev. Timothy G. McGarvey has been the Senior Pastor at the Altoona Alliance Church since 1998. He is a graduate (B.A. in Bible and Theology/Pastoral Ministries) of Toccoa Falls College, affiliated with the C&MA. Pastor Tim grew up in Mahaffey, PA. He is married to Brenda and they have four sons, Andrew (Meredith), Ryan (Kyley), Branden (Tiffany), and Bryce; two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren Greyson, Rayna and Lincoln. Pastor McGarvey has been serving in pastoral ministry since 1987, pastoring churches in Mill Run, PA (4 years at Critchfield C&MA) and Butler, PA (7 years at Freeport Road now Crosswinds C&MA) before coming to Altoona Alliance Church. Pastor Tim enjoys cross country skiing in winter and riding his motorcycle in spring-fall. He likes hunting, fishing, and playing Disc Golf. His life verses are: Philippians 3:12, 14 for his personal life; and 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 for his ministry. Some of Pastor Tim's favorite parts of being a pastor include: preaching/teaching from God's Word; working with people and teams; seeing people transformed by the power of God (trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation, growing in Christ, and using their spiritual gifts and passions to serve the Lord!); sending people and going on missions trips; and serving a loving church family with a prayer, care, share lifestyle.
Nathan VanProoyen joined the team at Altoona Alliance in February of 2015 as Assistant Pastor and Director of FamilyMinistries. Nathan is married to Julie and they have two girls Renee and Julianne. They love serving the families in this community and have a heart for seeing them strengthened around God’s Word and honoring and serving Him.Nathan's life verses come from his favorite chapter in the Bible, Phillipians 2 (verses 3-4). He loves God’s creation especially everything about the ocean and boasts an impressive array of shells and nautical décor. If you have any needs both physical or spiritual, personal or family related, Nathan would love to help bear your burden in word and deed, praying for you and coming alongside you. For God’s Glory!
Carling Miller joined the family at Altoona
Alliance in August of 2017. Carling has been a
lifelong attendee of the church. She is married
to Cory and they have two children, Mason