I am honored to serve alongside the great people of PittNaz as their Lead Pastor. I have been pastoring here since 2004. I spent my first 10 years as a youth pastor and in 2014 I transitioned to the role of Lead Pastor. I believe in servant leadership and empowering and equipping others to be what God has called us all to be in Christ. There are many things I love as a pastor, but one of the things I enjoy most is inspiring others to find their God-given gifts and roles in ministry. I love people and enjoy building relationships with those in the community and within our church family.
I graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry and received ordination as ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2005.
Vision and Mission for PittNaz:
The vision for PittNaz is to “connect ordinary people with an extraordinary God.” We strive to achieve our vision through our threefold mission:
- Gather together for worship and community.
- Grow spiritually in small groups of like-minded believers.
- Go make a difference inside and outside the church family through serving and sharing our faith in God.
I have been married to the world’s greatest woman since 1997, and I am the very proud father of three sons. Growing up in central Texas, I moved to the Midwest after high school, and have been here ever since. I arrived at PittNaz in January of 2017 and almost immediately felt like I had been here for years. It is just that kind of church family! I love sports, woodworking, and mostly just hanging out with my family. Holding various ministry positions since 1996, I received my Master’s Degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2010. My passion in ministry is any kind of teaching—preaching, writing, or one-on-one conversations—where people encounter God’s truth and are transformed because of it. I believe the path to vibrant Christian maturity is built on growing closer to Christ, developing relationships with other Christ-followers, and using our gifts and resources to tell others about him.
I love my wife but I also have a few great guitars that I love to spend time with as well. I started playing guitar and singing at church at a young age and continued to when I went to Victory Bible College in Tulsa, OK for Worship Leadership. Worship to me is more than just singing and playing an instrument but a daily lifestyle of giving God all the glory in every situation. In my down time you can usually find me at a coffee shop with my headphone’s on trying to find new worship music.
One of my favorite quotes is by Jeremy Riddle, “Sometimes the best moment to sing a victory song is in the middle of your battle.”
I have a wonderful wife and we have 4 children Carmen, Sarai, Emmanuel and Jose. We became part of the PittNaz family on August of 2009. I love being a servant for GOD and my goal is to reach out the hispanic community and to seek the LORD. We are proud to be part of a church that is kind and lovely we have the best family in the LORD.
Mi Nombre es Roberto Perez soy lider la iglesia del Nazareno yo tengo una esposa maravillosa
tenemos 4 hijos Carmen, Sarai, Emmanuel y Jose
nosotros nos convertimos parte de la familia pittnaz en Agosto del 2009 yo amo ser un siervo de DIOS
i mi meta es al cansar a las familias de la comunidad hispana a que busquen de DIOS nosotros estamos
muy orgullosos de ser parte de una Iglesia que es compasiva y amorosa tenemos la mejor familia en DIOS.