Geneva College

 

 

Bruce Richard Backensto

Bruce BackenstoUndergrad: Math, 1969

Graduate: Masters of Divinity

Currently employed at First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Beaver Falls, PA (RPCNA).

“After graduating from Geneva College, May, 1969, I went on to Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary and graduated in 1972. I serve the Sterling, KS RPC from May, 1972 after my ordination and installation on May 31, 1972. I was used of the Lord to plant a church in Colorado Springs, CO between January 1, 1980 and June, 1986. I resigned the pastorate in June, 1986 and began teaching Bible, Math, Physical Education and serving as Athletic Director and coach of many teams for Evangelical Christian Academy in Colorado Springs. I returned to the pastorate when the Ridgefield Park, NJ RPC called me to serve them beginning July, 1989. September, 1995 I became the pastor of the Geneva RPC in Beaver Falls, PA. In the fall of 2004 the Geneva RPC and the First RPC of Beaver Falls, PA merged and I became Co-Pastor of the merged congregation and the new congregation moved into the FRPC facility at 209 Darlington Road (Patterson Township), Beaver Falls. December 21, 1992 I married my wife, Kim, and in 1994 her four children, my three children and our son, born in February, 1994, lived together in a small three bedroom house with a basement which provided two “bedrooms” to accommodate everyone. When we moved to Beaver Falls we were able to obtain a house suitable to the size of the family. Since arriving in Beaver Falls I was elected to and continue serving on the Board of Trustees of Geneva College. I serve as an adjunct professor at RPTS.”


 

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Upcoming Events
Oct26
Reformation Day Service
Metheney Fieldhouse 6:30 p.m.

Nov01
Geneva Alumni & Friends visit "Annie" at The Benedum
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh 2:00 p.m.

STUDENTS
Geneva partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
New program provides students a cost effective and sustainable alternative to car ownership on campus.
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.