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Pastor Bill and Mary Galus
Bill Galus has been Walnut Grove's Senior Pastor since September 2001. He came to Walnut Grove in 1995 and has served as assistant Pastor and Children's Pastor. Pastor Galus served previously at Trinity Assembly of God in Lawrenceville, PA as the Lead Pastor for 7 years. Before that, he served as a Missionary Pastor on a short-term assignment to the South Pacific island nation of Samoa. In 1981, he earned his Bachelor's degree in Biblical studies from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Bill and his wife, Mary, are 3rd generation Pittsburghers and have two grown children: April and Jeremiah. Pastor Galus' primary focus is preaching and teaching the Word of God, mentoring staff, and giving leadership to the various ministries of Walnut Grove. He loves World Missions, (having been on 14 mission trips thus far), and loves to see people find Christ, be set free, and discipled into a deeper relationship with the Father. He also loves his Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pastor Mando (Armando Raygoza) has just become our Children's Pastor as of December 2013. He was born in Los Angeles, CA and was raised in La Puente, CA, a small city about 20 miles east of LA. In 2007, God called Armando and his family out of CA to Pittsburgh. Taking a huge step of faith, they were obedient to move. They saw God align their every step. He provided a job, a home and most importantly to the Raygoza's, a church family. He currently lives in Munhall with his wife Sarah, and his children Adrianna , Anthony, Jordyn and Annalissa. Armando is currently a certified minister through Assembies of God's "Global University," but is continuing his education to eventually become ordained.
Pastor Armando and Sarah Raygoza
Ryan Deal has been the Youth Pastor at Walnut Grove since December 2007. Ryan is originally from Salisbury, PA, a small town in Somerset County. He is a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Biblical Sciences and also met his wife, Elanea. They were married September 23, 2007 near Elanea's hometown, Boyertown, PA. Ryan and Elanea are the proud parents of Mercy, Mallory & Micah. Ryan in an avid sports fan. He enjoys both watching and participating in most sports. His primary focus at Walnut Grove is reaching out to the students in the greater Pittsburgh area and seeing them come to know the life changing love of Jesus Christ. His desire is to see students come to know that love and become disciples themselves.