After many years in ministry, Danielle and I decided go on a journey to start a new church. The idea of planting a church was first given to me back in 2008 but it took some time to actually say yes to that opportunity. When we said yes to this adventure, we knew there was only one place we wanted to do something like this…Pittsburgh. We are both from Western Pennslyvania and we love Pittsburgh. We love the people, we love the culture, we love the sports teams. Now we love that we live here and will raise our 3 boys in Pittsburgh.
We also love Jesus and believe that he is the hope of this world and of every person on it. We want people to know Jesus and to experience the life that he offers. So we are planting this church to help make that happen.
Now we didn’t know where in Pittsburgh we were going to move to and start this church. We honestly looked everywhere. We then had multiple people us to look at the Chartiers Valley area. We spent some time exploring the area and talking to some people in the community. We knew this was the place for our family and this new church.
So now we are here and we are starting One Church. The name came straight from Jesus’ prayer right before he went to the cross (John 17:20-21). He prayed for all future believers and he prayed for us to be one. He prayed for us to be united. He prayed for us to be together because together is better.
So that’s what we want to do. We are so excited to be in this community. We are starting this church in Chartiers Valley for Chartiers Valley.
We would love for you to join us!
Together is better.
Brandon and Danielle Stephenson