Youth Pastor Brian Pettit grew up in Ft. Wayne, IN. He earned a BA in Bible from Southwest Baptist University. Even more importantly, that’s where he met his wife Penny. They were married in 1988 in Alton, IL. Brian and Penny moved to St. Clairsville in 2015 when he became youth pastor at EREFC.
The Pettit’s have three children; daughter Allison, (Zak Chappelear), son Zach is a student at OSU, and daughter Hadley lives at home while pursuing her nursing degree and helping with the church’s student ministries.
As part of his testimony, Brian says, “I was fortunate enough to be adopted from birth.” His favorite verse is Philippians 1:6, “ Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” This verse encourages him that, “God is faithful and is continuing to help me grow, which is an everyday process.”
In his spare time Brian enjoys golfing, reading, and watching lots of sports.