HARRISBURG – The Western Pennsylvania Baptist Ministries Foundation (WPBMF) was established many years ago, as a financial assistance agency to aid the churches of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Baptist Association. This foundation oversees more than $100,000.00 in assets that are available for grants or loans. Although it exists for the benefit of our association’s member churches the foundation operates separate from our association. Applications are awarded by a seven-member board of primarily of lay persons from various local churches.

If your church has a financial need whether it is facilities or ministry related you are encouraged to contact the WPBMF using the association office contact information: phone, 724-591-8148 or email 


The WPBMF Board:

Rick Pudliner, President

William Dunning, Vice President

Margaret Standard, Vice President

Karen Warren, Secretary-Treasurer

Kim Grueser, Member

John Standard, Member

Jim Workley, Member