Allison Park Church
About Allison Park Church
Allison Park Church began with a woman named Arlene, who began praying for a new church to be planted in the North Hills of Pittsburgh in the early 1950s. A small group of ladies wrote to 18 different denominations asking them to consider starting a new church in an old church building that was available on Duncan Ave.
In 1996 when the church had outgrown its second facility, God reminded the current pastor Jeff Leake of Matthew 6:33, a verse that has become a part of Allison Park Church’s mission as a church: “Seek first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you as well.” Based on that prayer session, APC set and accomplished a goal to parent one new church a year for five years in five Pittsburgh communities. During this season of planting, seven neighboring property owners suddenly expressed interest in selling their land to APC.
Since then Allison Park Church has grown to more than twice the size of its 1996 congregation. APC currently holds many services every weekend and has five campus locations. The Deer Lakes campus was established in 2012. The grand opening of the Ambridge campus was in 2015, and the Butler Campus launched in 2017. Mt. Nebo Campus opened 2018, and the North Side Campus launched in 2019. APC is also actively engaged in global missions, community outreach, and has vibrant children’s and student’s ministries.
We have also never stopped church planting. In 2011, God gave pastor Jeff the assignment to plant 100 churches in 10 years in the Northeast region of the United States—launching the Reach Northeast church planting network. In 2016, we reached this goal of planting 100 churches in only five years.