Creating Connections: A Conversation With John Creasy
Food and Faith Podcast
Co-hosts: Anna Woofenden and Derrick Weston
John Creasy is a founding pastor of The Open Door Presbyterian Church and Executive Director of Garfield Community Farm. John loves serving the church in areas of mission and outreach, helping members connect their faith to all aspects of life for the sake of the world. John and his wife Alyssa lead The Open Door’s music ministry and enjoy creating music with the band This Side of Eve.
As director of Garfield Farm, John has worked to create an ecologically diverse neighborhood farm on nearly three acres of land at the top of the Garfield neighborhood. John leads an excellent staff at the farm who collectively lead hundreds of students and volunteers each year. The farm serves to educate the local church on our call as Christians toward environmental sustainability and to provide healthy organic produce to those of lower income in the Garfield neighborhood.
John and Alyssa, have three children, Téah, Micah and Lyle. They’ve lived in the East End of Pittsburgh for nearly eighteen years and John has serviced as a pastor at The Open Door since 2005.
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