Our Staff

Rodger Woodworth
Rodger Woodworth
rwoodworth@newcitychurchpgh.com
Our lead pastor, Rev. Dr. Rodger Woodworth, was the founding pastor of New Hope Church, an Evangelical Presbyterian Church in the North Side of Pittsburgh. Rodger is an adjunct seminary professor at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He and his wife Wende have been married for 45 years. They have two children, Rev. BJ Woodworth, pastor of The Open Door, and Brook Woodworth Smith. They have 7 grandchildren. Rodger loves to play racquetball, is an avid rugby player and fan, enjoys spending time with his family.

Greg And Rebecca Sparks
Greg And Rebecca Sparks
gsparks@newcitychurchpgh.com
Our worship leaders, Greg and Rebecca Sparks, have been making music together since 1979. They have an honest approach to music that is engaging and inspiring. It blends the beauty and history of hymns with a broad spectrum of modern worship songs that lead us in worship to proclaim our faith and express our love to God. Find out more about the Sparks…

Michael Thornhill
Michael Thornhill
mthornhill@newcitychurchpgh.com
Our campus student ministry leader, Michael Thornhill, partners with New City Church and The Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) on the campus of Point Park University. He helps lead the CCO gathering on Monday nights at PPU, The Body. He is very involved in one on one discipleship with students and has a great love for helping those who are seeking honest faith in Christ. He is passionate about many activities, including Salsa dancing!