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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.”


 

Point of Excellence

Geneva engineering students compete in national competitions including the Solar Splash, Steel Bridge Building and the Society of Automotive Engineers Baja Competition.

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Events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 10-11.
PUBLICATIONS
September issue of @Geneva
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COMMUNITY
Geneva to participate in Disability Mentoring Day
High school students will come to campus for hands-on programs and job shadowing opportunities.
FACULTY
Professor Richard Talbert joins Communication Department
The new member of Geneva's faculty shares his expertise in integrated media.
ARTS & CULTURE
The Geneva Reading Series continues in 2014
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