Scott Prentice


Scott Prentice is the pastor of Advance Community Church responsible for preaching, worship, leadership development, and vision alignment. He and his wife, Heather, live in Gibsonia with their five daughters.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music from Toccoa Falls College, a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College, and has studied Apologetics and Systematics Theologies at Knox Seminary. He has been in full-time ministry in Western Pennsylvania since 2000. He is an active learner who enjoys getting things done, spending time with people, teaching doctrine and Bible studies, leading worship, as well as local and global church planting. As time allows, he enjoys playing golf even though he's not very good at it!

Jessica Toth

Administrative Assistant

Jessica works as administrative staff for each ministry area at Advance. 

Along with administrative work, Jessica is passionate about discipling middle school and high school students. 

Jessica has a degree from Grove City College in History and Secondary Education. She lives in Saxonburg with her husband David and their sons Isaac and Owen. They enjoy biking, camping, and spending time with family. 

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Qualifications of Elder:

"If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders..."  1 Timothy 3:1-7

Elders are overseers who must:

     - Know the Church (Pastor/Shepherd)

     - Feed the Church (Teach)

     - Lead the Church (Vision)

     - Protect the Church (Discipline)

Feel free to read through the Advance Leadership Assessment linked below. If you believe God may be calling you into eldership, pray diligently about it. It will be a long and thorough journey that will grow your faith and enhance your maturity in Christ. The introductory page describes the process.

Advance Leadership Assessment

Jeff Crouse


Jeff aims to glorify Christ in all that he does and to let others see Christ in the life that he leads. Jeff is excited to see what God has in store for Advance Community Church and is committed to advancing the gospel through discipling others in the Word of God.

Jeff works as an electrical engineer for Siemens. He and his wife Janet live in Gibsonia and have 5 adult children. Jeff and Janet enjoy traveling to new places, spending time with family, and building puzzles.


Leadership within the local church is a big deal. The Bible clearly communicates its importance in Scriptural passages such as Acts 20:28-31, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-16, Hebrews 13:17, and 1 Peter 5:1-4. We are grateful to the individuals and couples who serve as deacons within Advance Community Church!

Advance Deacon Assessment

  • Matt & Erin Bender

    Community Group Leaders

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  • John Chamberland

    Deacon of Finance

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  • Jeff & Janet Crouse

    Community Group Leaders

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  • Zack Friday

    Deacon of Facilities

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  • Meghan Fritz

    Deacon of The Connections Team

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  • Mark Kirkbride

    Deacon of Finance

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  • Nick & Rachael Kreft

    Community Group Leaders

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  • Dave Toth

    Deacon of Finance

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  • Bill & Jill Nelson

    Community Group Leaders

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  • Heather Prentice

    Deacon of Advance Kids

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