Amplify Church Staff & Leaders

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    Ed Newell
    Associate Pastor / Lead Pastor - Indiana Campus

    Ed is an Associate Pastor at Amplify Church. He serves as the Lead Pastor of our Indiana Campus and he also provides leadership for all of our pre-production video elements. Ed is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and is currently pursuing a Masters degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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    Jason Howard
    Sr. Associate Pastor / Lead Pastor - City Campus

    Jason Howard is the Senior Associate Pastor at Amplify Church and the Lead Pastor of our Pittsburgh City campus. He also provides leadership for the worship team and leads the creative programming process for weekend services. Jason is a graduate of Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia, and he earned a Masters degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. AJ Howard is a graduate of Point Park University and she earned a Master degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. AJ serves as Director of Outreach, overseeing missions and the Women's Ministry. She also serves as the Amplify Groups Director and is co-director of our worship team.

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    Lee Kricher
    Founding Pastor / Lead Pastor - Pittsburgh East Campus

    Lee and Linda Kricher founded Amplify Church (formerly known as Pittsburgh East Community Church) in 1978. Lee served as Senior Pastor until 1990 and, after 13 years in the field of Leadership Development, returned to that role in 2003. He earned a Masters degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the Author of "For A New Generation; A Practical Guide For Saving Your Church From Extinction." Lee's wife, Linda, who has a Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, leads the annual Imagine Women's Conference and has served with Lee as an Associate Trainer with John Maxwell's EQUIP organization.