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The Allegheny West Provisional Annual Conference serves all of Ohio and the Western third of Pennsylvania. As a Conference of the Global Methodist Church, our purpose is to connect clergy and laypeople in our region for shared ministry and accountability. We’re here to share knowledge and assist local churches, and to equip ministries and support the planting of new churches. We’re excited about what God is doing in our region already and look forward to welcoming hundreds more churches and clergy into the Conference from throughout Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
The leadership team of Allegheny West Provisional Annual Conference includes our officers listed below. We’re excited to connect with and serve local churches, pastors and laity throughout Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. As our shared ministry grows, we look forward to supporting our local churches and faith communities to plant new churches.
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Greenway
President Pro Tempore
After 35 years in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Jeff Greenway became an elder in the Global Methodist Church in January of 2023.
He is currently the Lead Pastor of Reynoldsburg Community Church, a Global Methodist Congregation in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Prior to his 2006 appointment to that congregation, he served as President of Asbury Theological Seminary, Superintendent of the Pittsburgh East District of the Western Pennsylvania Conference, and as Pastor of congregations in Butler and Erie, Pennsylvania.
Jeff has a passion for seeing people come to a saving faith relationship with Jesus Christ. He believes that every member of the Body has a distinctive role and function in ministry. Through his commitment to Christ-centered, Bible-based teaching, Jeff leads the church to become all that God has intended and equipped them to be. He is a gifted leader, preacher, teacher, and servant.
Jeff is a graduate of Mount Union College, Asbury Theological Seminary and Wesley Theological Seminary. He is married to Beth and together they are parents to three adult children and their spouses: Nathan and Rachel, Joe and Suzanne, and Paige and Chris. God has blessed them with eight grandchildren.
Rev. Dr. Chet Harris
Vice President Pro Tempore
Chet Harris has led Methodist churches across Ohio for over 43 years. He was a member of the Good News Board of Directors, East Ohio Evangelical Fellowship President, and has directed several mission teams. He is also a former columnist for ‘Preaching’ magazine.
He enjoys writing novels, short stories, children’s books, and collecting presidential memorabilia as hobbies. He also loves paleontology and gardening with a focus on sustainable lifestyle.
Chet lives with Barbara, his wife of 48 years in Navarre, Ohio. They have three adult children and eight grandchildren.
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