John Holt has served in pastoral ministry for over 47 years in both urban and suburban contexts. He is a teacher of the Bible, a Life Coach and an Author.  As a Life Coach, he has a passion for equipping and developing young pastors and leaders. His gift of teaching has taken him around the world, training ministry leaders and Bible students.

    In this semi-retired season of his life, he enjoys taking mission trips, writing, camping, wood working, reading and spending time with his family.  He is also involved in pastoral ministry having served as a Campus Pastor in Ambridge, PA and also serving several churches as an Interim Pastor.  He and his wife Kathe have been married for 51+ years and live in the Greater Pittsburgh, PA area. They have three children, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and two granddaughters-in-law.

  • kevin mcconnell - 

    executive pastor/mohawkcampus pastor      


    I have been on staff at First Assembly since February of 2016 and have been a pastor since 2002.  I have been married to my beautiful wife, Lisa, since 1990, and we have three awesome daughters: Caitlin, Aislinn, and Amberlynn and one super cool grandson, Mr. Frankie.  I graduated from Mohawk High School and am privileged to be serving back home.  I like to read, ride my motorcycle, watch the Pittsburgh Pirates and Indianapolis Colts, and coffee...real coffee.

  • seth booher - student ministries      

    I have been in full-time ministry since 2006 and I became the student ministries pastor of First Assembly in 2014.  I married my high school sweetheart, Katie, and together we have two awesome kids, Selah and Gideon.  We love to go to the beach and spend time together.

  • fred pettet - children's ministries

    I have served as an international children's evangelist as well as a children's pastor in California and Pennsylvania.  I have been on staff at First Assembly for two years, and I love welcoming kids to our Neighborhood themed area of the church.  Something you might not know about me is that I have been a professional ventriloquist since my early teen years.

  • Courtney lutz - worship & Creative Arts

    I have been leading worship for twelve years and just recently joined the staff of First Assembly. Though originally from western New York, I am now a resident of western PA, thanks to my husband Edward.  Something you may not know about me is that I have opened for well known Christian Artists:  Mark Harris (4Him), John Waller, Chris Sligh, Waverly and Abandon.

  • laura masi - Office administrator

    I have worked in the church office since October 2002.  My husband Chris and I have two children and one granddaughter, and we have been happily married for 36+ years.  My favorite vacations are going to the beach and cruising!

  • Diane lewis - secretary

    This is my 14th year as secretary at First Assembly.  When I'm away from the office I enjoy spending time with family, horseback riding, and seeing the country by motorcycle.  I have been married to my husband, Walt, for 37 years and we have three children and one granddaughter.