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Elder Dan Shorthouse

Elder Dan Shorthouse is a licensed electrician and an educator with over 25 years of high school, vocational education, and workforce development experience.  He is a skilled craftsman in woodworking and construction and has...


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Elder Kathy D. Evans

Elder Kathy D. Evans, a Pittsburgh native, is a graduate of Westinghouse High School and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  Her flair for interior design is evident throughout Petra International Ministries through her interior...


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Elder Connie Balthrop

After graduation from Virginia State University, Elder Connie spent the ensuing 24 years in the corporate world beginning in public accounting (where she obtained her CPA certificate), moving to financial and general management positions...


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The Power of Praise & Prayer

In 1 Chronicles 16:25, the Bible says that the Lord is most worthy of praise. David noted, in Psalm 150:6, that “everything that has breath praise the Lord.” However, it isn’t just for God’s benefit that...


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