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."