What We believe

At Grace Life Church, our mission is to develop fully-devoted followers of Christ, who live in fullness everyday and give life away. A fully devoted follower of Christ is someone who is growing continually in a richer and deeper relationship with God while exemplifying an increasing love for others. We seek to empower people through our 4-step process: Get Planted, Grow Roots, Branch Out, & Reproduce. Learn more about our mission, vision, discipleship process, and our beliefs and values by registering for our Starting Point classes.
At Grace Life Church we believe in salvation through Jesus Christ.
We also believe in water baptism as an outward sign of an inward happening.
Find out more by clicking "Why Water Baptism" below:

Bruce W. SChafer, Jr

Pastor Buck attended Oral Roberts University and is licensed and ordained through Rhema Bible Training College in Tulsa, OK.  Over the past 23 years he has traveled the world, planted churches, and ministered to thousands.

Amy schafer

Pastor Amy is also an alumnus of Rhema, as well as co-founder of Grace Life Church and lead of GLC's Flourish Sisterhood. You can watch her regularly on Cornerstone Television Network as a co-host of "Real Life," and as a cast member of "Sister to Sister."

about our pastors

Pastors Bruce and Amy Schafer moved to Pittsburgh from Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1997 with the hope of planting a life-giving church that would reach Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities with the good news of Jesus Christ.

They held their first service on Easter Sunday, March 30th, 1997, with a group of 36 devoted friends and family members in a conference room at the Radisson Inn in Monroeville. After many years of renting space and attempting to build the church body by casting vision, developing leaders, and reaching out to the local communities, they
were given the opportunity to own their own building and to give Grace Life Church a permanent home in May of 2011. Through much dedication and many work hours by a core group of Grace Life members, Pastor Buck and Pastor Amy Schafer held their first service open to the public on December 2nd, 2012, at their current location at 4761 William Penn Highway.

Today, hundreds of people attend the
weekend services and small groups all over the greater Pittsburgh area. God is at work at Grace Life Church, and He continues to bless the work of our faithful congregation. At Grace Life, we believe that God is fun, so church should be also! We invite you to join us on this journey of developing fully-devoted followers of Christ!

Whoever finds God finds life!

meet our team

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."
-Andrew Carnegie

Marianne Finch

Executive Director

Josh martin

Executive Pastor

Matt Cogley


Alison chesky

Events coordinator
production director

Laura Mancuso


Christina sandor

Patrick van horn

Media Director

Linda rupert

Accounting Director

Bethani lodovico

Daycare Director