The Allegheny Conference is a network of Brethren in Christ congregations located in Maryland, central and western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

As part of the BIC U.S., we facilitate church planting, hiring and supporting local pastors, and developing ministry initiatives within the Allegheny Conference.

Meet Bishop Rob Patterson


Rob Patterson, bishop of the Allegheny Conference.

Rob has been serving as bishop of the Allegheny Conference since 2002.

A third-generation member of the Brethren in Christ, Rob is a graduate of Messiah College and the U.S. Air Force’s Officer Training School and Squadron Officer School.

Prior to his appointment as bishop, Rob pastored Canoe Creek BIC, Hollidaysburg, Pa., for 12 years. During his time at Canoe Creek BIC, Rob also served the denomination as a board member for BIC U.S. World Missions and was very active in the Allegheny Conference’s growth and church-planting initiatives.

A motivated leader with a big vision, Rob is passionate about prayer and helping to strengthen the body of Christ. He senses that the denomination has historically enjoyed God’s favor and believes that as we seek him with sincere hearts, God’s blessings will continue to pour out.

Rob and his wife, Daryl, live in Bedford, Pa., and have three children and four grandchildren.

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