Missionary At Large { MISSIONARY BIO | Rev. Howard Sloan }

Rev. Howard Sloan is the “Missionary at Large” for Westminster Biblical Missions.

Howard has a BA in Christian Ministry/Pastoral Studies from Geneva College. He is finishing his Master with Canadian Graduate School of Ministry/Okanagan Bible College. He has also done graduate work with Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Birmingham Theological Seminary. His Master’s thesis is on “Principles of Church Revitalization from the Book of Acts.”

Howard grew up in the New Castle, PA with no aspirations of the ministry. In fact, he grew up Roman Catholic. Upon graduating high school, he attended Slippery Rock University. It was while there that he heard the gospel through a friend. He embraced Christ and all His benefits right then. Throughout his time at Slippery Rock, and then after transferring to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he was involved in Campus Crusade for Christ. It is also at IUP that he met his wife, Michele.

A few years after graduation, Michele decided to go back to school so Howard took the opportunity to go back as well. The couple attended Geneva College where Howard was strongly impacted by Reformed theology. Before finishing his last semester, he was called to serve as a full time Youth Leader for Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hollidaysburg, PA. He finished his degree via distance.
In 2003, Howard served as pulpit supply for St. Paul’s Reformed Church in Bedford, PA, which eventually turned into a call. He labored at that call for sixteen years. During that time he was given the opportunity to teach in Kenya and Peru. He developed a catechism for use with a group of churches in Kenya. While basing it on the great Reformed catechism, questions were added to deal with issues particular to them. His Master’s thesis was a result of the teaching done in Peru.

In September 2019 Howard stepped down as pastor to pursue a full-time call to missions work with Westminster Biblical Missions. Though no longer their pastor, Howard, his wife Michele, and their son Jacob (18) still attend St. Paul’s Reformed Church in Bedford. He is in process with the Reformed Church of the United States for their licensure.