Welcome To ACAC Student Ministries

Meet the staff

Scott Wakeley


Director of Student Ministries

Pastor Scott has been in youth ministry for 20+ years. He and his lovely wife of 27 years, June, have an amazing family with 5 children.  Scott loves to create and build, has a great sense of humor, and sincerely cares for people, going above and beyond in order to help them.

Joe Oliver


High School Pastor

Pastor Joe volunteered as a youth leader before heading off to Nyack College to pursue a Pastoral Ministry degree. He and his amazing wife have been married over a year. Joe loves to serve others, enthusiastic about teaching and is an awesome cook.

Joel Matonak


Middle School Pastor

Pastor Joel attended Moody Bible Institute where he studied Youth Ministry before he came on staff at ACAC. He and his wonderful wife have been married for 3 years. Joel is hilarious, always fun to be around and very creative with games and teaching.




The Intern

SM Internship Page

Could be You!

DeAndre, Jess, and Sarah are just a few of the interns we've had over the years.  From preaching, to worship leading, to digital production and photography, these interns make ministry flow.  Get some experience and visit our SM Internship Page to apply.

What Is SM 

Student Ministries is a ministry of Allegheny Center Alliance Church - of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.   SM seeks to create an environment where Jesus changes people's lives, so that students are empowered to experience God and expand His kingdom.  SM is for Middle School students, grades 6-8, and High School Students, grades 9-12.


Where is SM

SM is dedicated to the students in the immediate Northside neighborhood while extending its' reach to the students and families in the greater Pittsburgh region.  We are located at 250 E. Ohio Street, on Pittsburgh's Northside.


SM is housed in the White Side building - attached to ACAC's sanctuary, lobby and gym.  

On the first floor, you can find the staff offices, or hang out and play a video game in the student center.  

Second floor is our main ministry space, where Sunday morning worship, Middle School Blast and High School Ignite occurr.  

Our third floor is space for ministry classroom and large group meetings.