Vera Karn White

Jeff Eddings is a pastor with passion and vision. He followed his vision into the South Side of Pittsburgh, an eclectic community of college students, former steel workers, young executives, and homeless people. Jeff became pastor to the community by hanging out in the restaurants, coffee shops, schools and libraries of the neighborhood befriending people and inviting them into transformative relationships with God. The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community where Jeff has been pastor for over a decade traces its roots to the basement of a tattoo parlor and the cafeteria of a Goodwill Building. It now worships in a former neighborhood bar that has been turned into a church. The worshiping community reflects the demographic mix of the South Side with homeless families, college students, tattooed musicians, and business leaders worshiping side-by-side. In addition to serving Hot Metal Bridge, Jeff serves as a coach for other church planters. He is also a gifted conference leader, speaker, and teacher.
 

Vera Karn White
Coordinator for 1001 New Worshiping Communities
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Lauren Wolcott