Welcome To

tov church

OUR VISION

we exist to see those sidelined by sin and brokenness find life and freedom in jesus.

our story

TOV Church was birthed out of a vision given to Pastor Frank Park and his wife Mari. The desire is to make much of Jesus and to teach the Bible in a compelling and understandable way. This vision started long before Frank and Mari even realized it was a vision from God. They say, "hindsight is 20/20" and so it is with their journey to the Pittsburgh, PA area. This vision that was orchestrated by God has led their family to move from the Pacific Northwest to the Steel City to lead people to Jesus and to love people like Jesus. Pastor Frank and Mari are looking forward to seeing how Jesus builds a church family around their family.

our name

TOV - It’s such a small word but there is so much meaning packed into it. It comes from the very first book of the Bible in the creation account. God creates the earth and everything in it and calls it good (TOV), which means - good, beautiful, and functioning how it should be. That is our prayer for this church, that it would be good and that it would function how it should be, which is a beautiful thing. We all crave a place where we can be known and loved. Where we know people and people know us. That is why we tend to go to the same coffee shops, or restaurants. Why we join clubs, gyms or studies. We want to have a home base that we can come to that’s familiar. That is what the church was meant to be. A place where we can come and feel welcomed in. A place where we are known and loved. If you have never set foot in the church or you grew up in the church, you are welcome to come and find a community. It will be messy and sometimes uncomfortable, as everything is when you deal with people, but it will be good and by God’s grace, will function how it should be. Our mission is simple - It is to lead people to Jesus as we love people like Jesus. So come and see.

our pastor

With our founding and Senior Pastor, Frank Park, it’s all about Jesus! Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1982, Frank grew up most of his life in Seattle, WA with a single mom. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Washington and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. He later received a Master’s degree in Missional Leadership from the ReTrain Institute.
Frank became a follower of Jesus in his early teens during a youth retreat and his life has not been the same ever since. The name of the game has been progress, not perfection. Growing up without a dad, Frank has a particular heart for men to be who Jesus has called them to be, a heart for families to be centered around Jesus and a heart for marriages to be refreshed and restored because of Jesus.
Most importantly, Frank is a husband to his beautiful bride Mari, who is a Pittsburgh native and a dad to his two boys - Jeremiah and Jac; and their newest addition - little girl, Emery Jane. Frank has experience leading at a church of 100 people to a church of 15,000 people, which gives him a unique perspective on what a healthy and thriving church looks like. He has also learned from and has spent time with some of today’s most prominent and influential evangelical leaders. On his spare time, Frank takes pleasure in the small things - good coffee, fast internet, well-placed outlets at coffee shops, and finding hidden gem restaurants with his bride, Mari.

our values

Learn about the values we hold dear in this house. 

It's all about jesus

we exist to bring fame to His name and His name alone.

All things to all people

we will do everything short of sin to reach people for Jesus. 

Passion over polish

the stakes are high so we will do everything with passion and excellence. 

god's word over man's word

it is alive and active!

We are not enough

we believe the Holy Spirit can accomplish what we cannot on our own.

k.i.s.s.

keep. it. simple. stupid - we will do a few things well, rather than many things poorly. we will be a Burgatory instead of a Chili's.

it's all relational

we will connect before we correct.

all in

we are fully standing behind the vision God has given us and will not back down. 

What we believe

Although our approach is modern, what we believe is tried and true. Our methods may change, but these are the foundational beliefs we'll always hold on to as a church.

ABOUT THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the word of God Himself. This book is fine, inspired, authoritative, indisputable, and applicable to our everyday life. 

ABOUT GOD

We believe there is only one eternal God who is the Creator of all creation. This eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. He is infinitely loving and completely holy. 

ABOUT MANKIND

We believe God created man perfect, but sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. Mankind has lost relationship with Him and cannot return to this communication by their own efforts. 

ABOUT JESUS

We believe Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man, one who can reconcile us. He gave us an example of a holy sinless life, died on the cross in our place, paying for our sins and rose from the dead, proving His victory over sin and giving us the strength to live a righteous life. 

ABOUT SALVATION

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way for the forgiveness of sin. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation cannot be earned, it is a gift from God.

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit who regenerates and indwells every believer in Jesus, assures us of our salvation, guides us into all truth, glorifies Jesus and convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and empowers us for service.

ABOUT THE CHURCH

We believe in the universal church, the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him, obeying Him and bringing the gospel to the world.

ABOUT ETERNITY

We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to the earth and the establishing of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, and the final judgment. We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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