Pastor Chris DeMark
Pastor Chris DeMark was born again on July 3, 1976, at the age of 17. In 1977, Chris DeMark attended California State College, where he majored in Biology. In the fall of 1979, Chris attended Penn State University. On October 30, 1979, Chris was filled with the Holy Spirit on the Penn State University Campus at a Catholic Charismatic Prayer group called Bread of Life. On January 13, 1980, Chris was water baptized and received the call to preach.
Upon completing college at Penn State with a B.S. in Rehabilitation Education, he moved to West Philadelphia with a team of Christians to pioneer a church. In the summer of 1984, Chris became a Teen Camp Counselor for the Salvation Army. That Fall, he began his studies at Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and studied under Kenneth E. Hagin.
In 1986, God then called Pastor DeMark to the inner city of Pittsburgh. Chris took a position as youth minister at Pittsburgh Christian Fellowship where he met and married Belinda Eger.
In 1991, Chris, Belinda, and their children Joyous and Faith, moved to East Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, to pastor Kiski Full Gospel Fellowship. After three years, he returned to Pittsburgh Christian Fellowship and became senior pastor. Chris is a member of Rhema Ministerial Association International and Acts Fellowship International.
Pastor Belinda DeMark
Belinda DeMark was born and raised in a Christian family in Southwestern Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Fort Cherry High School and Bradford Business School. She worked for a downtown Pittsburgh law firm for over nine years.
Belinda accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at an early age. In 1986, she met her future husband, Chris DeMark, at Pittsburgh Christian Fellowship. In the spring of 1987, being newly married, Belinda was immediately plunged into the work of the ministry answering God's call on her life. Over the years, Belinda has served extensively in Nursery, Children, Youth, and Women's Ministries. At the present time, she is the Office Manager, Bookkeeper and an Advisor. Being both a wife and mother of two girls, Belinda's life emphasizes the compassion of Christ which is being demonstrated in the Ministry of Helps in the body of Christ.
Pastor Joyous DeMark
At the age of three, Joyous gave her life to Jesus Christ. She was water baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit at an early age. Joyous grew up as the daughter of a pastor and along with her sister, Faith; she has enjoyed many ministers, ministries, revivals, moves of the Spirit, and the common activities in children’s church and youth group. Joyous has helped out the church in many areas, including Evangelism, Food Distribution for the hungry, Children’s Ministry, Drama, Puppets, Youth Group, Nursery and Music Ministry.
Joyous graduated from Duquesne University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. She is also a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Class of 2007, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Band and Choir.
Currently, she is the Worship Pastor of Pittsburgh Christian Fellowship. Joyous loves doing things to help other people and she wants to lift God up by serving Him in the church. One of her favorite scripture verses is found in Philippians 3:14, which says, “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ.”