Chris Moran

Lead Teaching Pastor

Chris Moran was born and raised by Christian parents in Plum, PA. He attended Penn Hills Alliance church throughout his childhood but began to move away from God as he approached his teens. Chris became immersed in the drug and party culture for several years. He was caught selling drugs in 1997 and spent two weeks in a juvenile detention center. It was during this time that God the Father began to slowly draw Chris to Jesus. Over the next two years, Chris received Jesus through gospel and was born again. 

 

Chris immersed himself in study and by 2002 began teaching the bible multiple times a week. He became a pastoral elder at Penn Hills Alliance church in 2009. At that time, he started to sense a nudge from God to prepare to plant a new church. In 2013, Chris and Eddie Jones gathered a small core group of friends and started to gather weekly in homes for bible study and prayer. In 2014, Eternal City Church was unofficially launched and the Sunday morning gatherings were planted in Chris and Meghan's home. In September of 2015, Eternal City began gathering at Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church in Wilkinsburg, PA. They are continuing to follow Jesus and seeking to advance His Kingdom and grow His church! 


Chris is married to his high school sweetheart, Meghan. They have one daughter, Adalyna and two fur babies, Jayda and Yukon. Chris enjoys reading, theology, music, graphic design and urban ministry


Eddie Jones

Teaching pastor


Eddie Jones was born in the small town of Monessen, PA. He moved to Pittsburgh at the age of 5.  Raised in Pittsburgh’s Southside, he is the second oldest in a family of 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Although not raised in the church, a strong belief in God was always instilled, though “not according to knowledge”.

 

After struggling with insecurity most of his life, he began to pray and seek God for answers. God graciously answered Eddie's prayer through his friend’s sharing of the gospel. Eddie surrendered his life to Jesus Christ at the age of 23. In 1997, Eddie felt a call to ministry after much prayer and confirmation. The call was further confirmed in 2003 when he met Chris Moran. The two shared a similar vision which led to an enduring friendship and eventual partnership in launching Eternal City Church in 2014.

 

Eddie has a love for apologetics, music, reading, mentoring, and spending time with family and friends. He works in the medical field and hopes to one day serve in full time ministry.