Meet Our Staff


Senior Pastor: Pastor Steve McKnight entered full-time ministry in 1994 and has served at the New London Alliance Church, Grace Church in Cleveland and now the Willard Christian Alliance Church. He enjoys preaching, developing leaders and doing the Christian Life with like-minded people. Over the years he has enjoyed coaching High School Volleyball and Track and Field. He also, perhaps to a fault, is a fanatical fan of the six-time-Super-Bowl-Champion, Pittsburgh Steelers. You might want to pray for him about that!

In 1988 he was blessed to marry Lauri (Boyd) and she is the love of his life! Steve and Lauri have two children, Connor (born 1993) and Alyssa (1998). They love doing things together as a family like camping, biking, hiking and going to movies.

Pastor Steve’s life verses are Hebrews 12:1-3… Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Pastor Steve is convinced there is no greater adventure in life than following after Jesus with all of one’s heart! Click here to contact Pastor Steve.


Associate-Youth Pastor: Rev. Bart McKelvey is our Associate and Youth Pastor. Pastor Bart, otherwise known as "PB", grew up in our church with his family. He came back to his home church in 1995 to be our Associate-Youth Pastor. Click here to contact Pastor Bart.


Church Secretary: Joni Polachek became our church secretary December 2010. Click here to contact Joni.



Church Custodians:

Caitlin McCarthy

Douglas Obando


In addition to our staff that is on salary, we have many dedicated laypersons that spend countless hours devoting themselves to various committees and ministries.

We have the following committees and ministries that require many resources: Audio/Video, Worship, Missions, Alliance Men, Alliance Women, Christian Education, Children, and Youth. If you interested in serving on any of these committees or ministries, please check out the brochure in the Welcome Center or contact the church office form more information.

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