Serving Christ at Our Alva Church

Rev. Ralph & Theresa Cotten

Rev. Ralph & Theresa Cotten

Rev. Ralph & Theresa Cotten

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Pastor Ralph joined our Alva Church family in 2012, moving to Alva from Western PA. He and Theresa married in June of 2015. Together they serve Christ with love, joy, hope and encouragement. Ralph believes that God wants us to have great joy in our life together. His messages are Biblically based and aimed at helping us carry Christ in our hearts into  our daily living. 


Victoria Walker

Rev. Ralph & Theresa Cotten

Rev. Ralph & Theresa Cotten

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Victoria is our Administrative Assistant and helps with all of our church administration issues. 


Victoria is in the office to assist with our members and visitors on Monday - Thursday 

from 9 am to 3 pm. 


She is a published author of the book "911: The Day America Cried". You can find it on amazon.com.


Victoria loves helping people grow in Christ. Her gifts are in her love of creating beautiful church publications, and in the kindness of her heart.

Debbie Carney Parish Nurse

Rev. Ralph & Theresa Cotten

Debbie Carney Parish Nurse

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Debbie Carney is our Parish Nurse and leads our Health Ministry Team (HMT).  Along with other health professionals in the church family, the HMT helps members to be as healthy as possible, offering counsel, guidance, seminars and a monthly Health Minute in Worship. Because of Debbie, we are a stronger and healthier church family.


Jim Blythe

Debbie Carney Parish Nurse

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Jim Blythe

Jim Blythe

Jim Blythe

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"Saint Jim" as Pastor Ralph calls him, is the President of our Trustee Board and oversees all of our church property use. Jim has been a huge blessing to the church in our recovery from Hurricane Irma and in moving our church forward with vision and joy. 

Jim Blythe

Jim Blythe

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