Rev. John Orlando, Senior Pastor
John began his ministry as the Pastor at Olive Street in July 2020. He has been in pastoral ministry since 2011, serving as a church planter at New Life Church of Vicenza, Italy prior to coming to Olive Street. He graduated in 2011 with an MDiv in Pastoral Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry Degree. John is married to the love his life, Ursula, and they have one adult son, Michael, who is a school teacher in Philadelphia. John served on active duty for 21 years in the United States Air Force, receiving a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the bombing of Khobar Towers in 1996. He is a fan of the Philadelphia sports teams, loves hanging out with family and friends, and enjoys making homemade spaghetti sauce (or “gravy”) from the recipe passed down from his Sicilian great-grandparents: delizioso!
Rev. Timothy Brindle, Assistant Pastor
Timothy was ordained as the Assistant Pastor at Olive Street in May 2021. He also serves as Senior Advancement Officer at Westminster Theological Seminary. A former public school teacher in the School District of Philadelphia and a Social Worker in North Philadelphia, Timothy completed an MDiv at Westminster Theological seminary in May 2016, and the Master of Theology program in Old Testament in May 2020. He is currently in the PhD program in Old Testament. Timothy and his wife Floriana have been blessed with 9 children, including 1 who has gone ahead to glory. Timothy has been making Christ-centered hip-hop since 2003 in which he uses lyricism to expound the truth of Jesus in Scripture (timothybrindleministries.com). His most recently released album and its corresponding book, The Unfolding, was written to show how the entire Bible is God’s one unfolding plan of redemption in Christ.
John Orlando, Pastor
Timothy Brindle, Assistant Pastor
Nathan Carlson, Elder
Vincent Kruse, Elder
Paul Rich, Elder
Jim Sauer, Elder
Eric Vannoy, Elder
Ben Mitchell, Deacon
Kent Rowe, Deacon