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Kerry Doyal

District Superintendent

Kerry Doyal serves as the fifth superintendent for the Allegheny District for the Evangelical Free Church of America. 

Previously, Kerry and his wife, Robin, served EFCA churches in Brooklyn, NY; Waukegan and Round Lake, IL; Kingsport, TN; and Sarver, PA. He has a heart for cross-cultural ministry, having traveled to and ministered in India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Haiti, Peru, and Italy. Kerry has been a frequent speaker at youth camps and retreats and, for four seasons, was the chaplain of a minor league baseball team. His writings on the Christian life and ministry have appeared in numerous publications, including the EFCA Blog. Kerry received his B.A. in Bible and Missions from Columbia International University (1985) and holds the Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1990). 

Kerry especially looks forward to shepherding the pastors and their families as well as the other leaders of the 35 churches and church-plants in the Allegheny District. He says, “I enjoy writing, baseball, dark chocolate (60%), and connecting people. Robin and I both love travel, our Jack Russell Terrier ‘Scout,’ and learning about new people, places, and food.”

The Doyals live north of Pittsburgh and have five adult children.

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Ronnie Martin

Church Planting Director

Ronnie Martin is the founding planter and pastor of Substance Church, which launched in 2013. In addition to leading Substance Church, Ronnie serves as church planting director for the Allegheny District of the EFCA. Ronnie is the author of Finding God in the Dark (with Ted Kluck), Stop Your Complaining, and The Bride(zilla) of Christ and serves as a contributing writer for The Gospel Coalition, Doxology & Theology, and Am I Called. Ronnie has been married to wife, Melissa, for more than twenty years and they have one daughter, Beth.

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