Nick Protos, Pastor Emeritus, came to Gospel Fellowship as Senior Pastor in October 1993. He and his wife, Linda, have two married children and six grandchildren. They are originally from Sharon, PA. He is a graduate of Youngstown State University (B.S. in Ed.) Temple Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Covenant Theological Seminary (D.Min.). His prior ministry experience includes 2 1/2 years as Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship in Southern Allegheny County, 10 1/2 years as Pastor of the View Crest Presbyterian Church in Eighty-Four, PA and 5 years as Senior Pastor of the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church in Carmichaels, PA. He retired as Senior Pastor in September 2019.
David O'Leary, Assistant Pastor, began attending Gospel Fellowship in 2008. After a hiatus during which he earned an M.Div. at Westminster Theological Seminary, he returned to Gospel Fellowship to complete a one-year internship in June 2014. He is now ordained and has served as Assistant Pastor at Gospel Fellowship since 2015. David and his wife, Kelly, have three young children.
John Cannon III
John Cannon III, Organist, has appeared frequently as piano and organ recitalist in many venues around the world, including New York City, Washington, D. C., San Francisco, Portugal, Spain, Korea, India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Switzerland. From 1996 through 2003, he toured with the Promise Keepers band, and from 2002 through 2012 he was organist at Heinz Memorial Chapel of the University of Pittsburgh.
Shawn Spalti, Youth Director, joined Gospel Fellowship's staff in 2018. Prior to this he served youth at Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church for ten years, leading their youth group and frequently teaching Sunday School and VBS. Shawn has a degree in Christian Thought from Grove City College, and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is an ordained deacon in the PCA and, under the supervision of Gospel Fellowship's presbytery, is preparing for future ministry as a pastor. He and his wife, Melody, have two young children.
Jill Snyder, Administrative Assistant/Treasurer, became a member of Gospel Fellowship in 1983 after spending several years attending the Christian Recreation Program. She is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a BS in Business Administration – Management. Jill started working for Gospel Fellowship in June 2007, previously working as an Insurance Premium Auditor for several years. She and her husband Jon live in Mars, PA and have three children.
Rev. Dr. Matthew Everhard is the senior pastor of Gospel Fellowship Presbyterian Church (PCA). He is a graduate of Malone University (BA, Bible), Ashland Theological Seminary (MA, Practical Theology), and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando (D.MIN), where he wrote his dissertation on Jonathan Edwards' theology of joy. He is the author of several books and articles, and continues to focus his academic writings on Jonathan Edwards. Matthew and his wife Kelly are both Ohio natives, love the Great Lakes area, and now consider the beautiful rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania their permanent home. Together, they have three children, Soriah, Elijah, and Simone.