At John McMillan Presbyterian Church, we are a warm and friendly community of people who come together to know, serve and glorify God. We have traditional worship services on Sunday mornings. We have a variety of education, fellowship, and outreach ministries to help us grow in fellowship with each other and in faithfulness as disciples of Jesus Christ. We have many young families at JMPC, and many members who have not grown up in churches. We know that people are at different places on their spiritual journeys, and we welcome you, wherever you are, to discover the love of God and new life as Christians.
Worship is every Sunday at 11 am. Click here for directions, copies of past sermons, information about our adult and youth choirs, bands, and bell choirs.
Check here for information about upcoming concerts, service opportunities, visiting speakers and more.
Learn more about what Presbyterians believe, and what we believe here at John McMillan PC.
Reverend Jeff Tindall
I was born and raised a Pittsburgher. I grew up in Pleasant Hills where my family attended Pleasant Hills Community United Presbyterian Church. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1974 and then graduated from Allegheny College, in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. I graduated from Capital University Law School in 1983. I practiced law for the next 29 years.
I met my wife, Karen, in Columbus, Ohio where we both attended law school (though Karen attended Ohio State). We married in 1985. Our son Aaron was born the next year and our daughter Juliana was born almost six years later. Aaron is a nurse at Rainbow Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Julz attends Case Western University Law School. Karen practices elder law.
In 1996 I felt a call of God to the ministry and enrolled at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where I attended part-time while continuing my full-time law practice until I graduated in 2007. Immediately after graduation, I was called to Carnegie Presbyterian Church and was installed in October of 2007. In 2012, I was elected Stated Clerk of Pittsburgh Presbytery. In 2014 I received the call to be the Senior Pastor of John McMillan Presbyterian Church.
I am a fitness enthusiast; sometimes lifting at the gym, and sometimes at cardio at home. Golf, tennis and skiing are a few of my favorite activities, but the most interesting activity I have been involved in is boxing at Wolfpack Boxing Club in Bridgeville. While I have not had the opportunity to train there recently, I learned a great many life’s lessons in the ring.
Director of Discipleship
Matthew Fricker is our Director of Discipleship. Matt is quite familiar with the southwestern part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area as he grew up in Bridgeville. Matt is a 2013 graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a 2008 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. For the past two years Matt has been the Director of Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio. Previously, he has served as the Youth Director at Bethany Presbyterian Church after interning at First Presbyterian Church of Crafton Heights. Matt was a member of the United States Army from 1999 to 2008 during which he served in Iraq. Matt is currently the high school coordinator for the New Wilmington Missionary Conference and has led several mission trips for both adults and youth. Matt’s primary responsibilities will be to oversee Christian Education and Youth Ministries.
Caroline Brow, Music Director
Carolyn has been the music director at JMPC since 2005. She has been directing choirs for about thirty years after receiving her BA in Applied Music from Otterbein College. Carolyn is married to Rick and has three daughters, Katie, Betsy, and Emily. She enjoys gardening, hiking, sewing, cooking and biking.
Elisabeth Jeffries, Organist
Elisabeth is the organist at JMPC since December 1992. Married to Randall Jeffries, she has resided in the Bower Hill Eighty-Four area all her life. Music has always been important having taught piano and organ lessons since high school. Presently she teaches out of her home and at JMPC Church. Other church jobs include organist at the Lutheran Church of our Redeemer at Crossgates McMurray for 5 years, and Choir Director/Organist at Thomas Presbyterian Church in Thomas for 28 years. Elisabeth also owns and operates Elisabeth’s Beauty Salon in her home. She loves working at JMPC, as the staff and congregation are extremely loving and caring.
Lori Feldmann, Preschool Director
Lori, our Preschool Director, began as Director in July 2016 and she is enjoying every minute! Lori has called Pittsburgh home for 21 years and holds a PA teaching certificate. She taught for over 10 years a preschool teacher at Westminster Nursery School, before joining its administrative staff. Lori believes that a preschool should be a place where children can learn and grow at their own pace, because of the support and partnership of staff and families. Her door will always be open, so stop in and say hello!
Michele Tullai, Office Manager
Michele has been at JMPC since 2004. She is originally from Ford City, and is married to Andy. They have three children and one delightful grand-daughter. She enjoys Bible study, camping, and spending time with her family.