Rev. Timothy McGarvey

Senior Pastor

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.                                 

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