Pastors Ben & Avie Babb
Pastors Ben and Avie Babb lead KeyChurch on Sunday mornings and are also the lead pastors of our men's and women's ministries [Men Of Valor and The Deborah Company]. They are both very passionate people, who want God to use them for His Kingdom every single day. They desire to see people's lives touched and changed by God's presence. They have been called to preach God's Word in State College, PA, and across the nations.
You may see Ben or Avie preaching, playing on the worship team or leading the service on a Sunday morning at KeyChurch.
Ben and Avie have been married since 2008 and have 3 children; Sadie, Tenny & Matthew.
Nate & Laura Yocum
Nate and Laura are our Head Deacons at KeyChurch and they co-lead the Men's and Women's Ministries. They both have a heart to love & serve people, and to lead people in their walks with Jesus.
You can find Nate preaching on a Sunday morning and he serves as the church treasurer. Laura also takes care of the office and administrative tasks.
They have been married since 2008 & have four children; Jordyn, Jeremiah, Isaac & Noah.
Lance & Salena Babb
Lance and Salena are two of our Deacons at KeyChurch. They have a heart to show people how much God loves them, and they do it so well. Lance and Salena both love to make people feel welcome on a Sunday morning.
Salena is the coordinator for our small groups [KeyGroups] and Lance is our facilities coordinator. Both can be found on the worship team or preaching on a Sunday morning. They have been married since 2010.
Joshua & Jessica Harper
Josh and Jess are our Children's Ministry Pastors, who are both passionate about teaching our KeyChurch children the Bible. They are awesome teachers and love to love our kids.
Josh and Jess are also members of our worship team and can be found preaching on some Sunday mornings, too.
They have been married since 2004 and have four children; Uriah, Ashlyn, Caelan & Ainslee.
Tyler & Dawn Anderson
Tyler is our Worship Leader and his wife, Dawn, is our Nursery Coordinator for children ages 3 months to 3 years old.
Tyler has an anointing to lead worship that helps facilitate the presence of God every Sunday at KeyChurch in a powerful way. Dawn has a heart to serve the families of Keychurch by ensuring that their children are safe and cared for in the best ways possible.
Tyler & Dawn have been married since 2006 and have two daughters; Leila & Lucy.
Founding Pastors of Keystone Church
Perry & Jacqueline Babb
Our founding Pastors, Perry & Jacquie Babb, came to Penn State University's main campus as newlyweds from Harrisonburg, Virginia to launch a campus ministry in 1980. After 8 years serving as campus ministers, they founded a new congregation in their home in January of 1988.
As founding Co-Pastors, the Babb's are experienced in identifying, training and developing leaders. A deeply-rooted entrepreneurial spirit led them to successfully founding/co-founding multiple businesses and international ministries. Their time has been shared between domestic and international business and economic development and ministry efforts leading to work in two dozen nations.
The next generation of leaders are now taking the lead at KeyChurch as Pastors Perry and Jacquie move toward coaching, facilitating & overseeing church leadership.
The Babb’s have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.