Meet the staff of MBC:
Teaching Pastor Tom Wright
Pastor Tom Wright has been the senior pastor of MBC for 38 years. He and his wife Sue have four children and thirteen grandchildren. Pastor Wright is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Trinity College, and Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pa. He enjoys football, basketball (Go Bucks!!), soccer, swimming, water skiing (well, he used to be able to do that!) and along with Sue...camping, hiking, biking, and reading! He and his wife regularly lead mission teams from our church to different places in the world. Both Pastor and Sue love to serve along with all the people at MBC. Pastor Wright is committed to intentional discipleship.
I believe that one should not live life without knowing Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us in John 3 that unless a person is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. It is an overwhelming realization to come to...that we are sinners, and that God is absolutely Holy. Astounding as it may sound to us, God in love sacrificed His only unique Son on the cross that we might be saved. God calls on us to repent of our sins and to place all of our trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. If there is an emptiness in your heart today, only Jesus Christ can fill it. I encourage you to put your complete trust in Christ alone without delay. If we can help you on your spiritual journey we would count it a privilege to do so.
Pastor Wright's book recommendations:
Tactics: A Game plan for discussing your Christian Convictions - Gregory Koukl (Zondervan)
How to understand and apply the New Testament - Andrew Naselli (P & R)
How to understand and apply the Old Testament - Jason DeRouchie (P & R)
Letting Go: Rugged Love for Wayward Souls - Dave Harvey/Paul Gilbert (Zondervan)
The Story of Reality - Gregory Koukl (Zondervan)
Zeal without Burnout - Christopher Ash (the Good Book Company)
Isaiah by the Day - Alec Motyer (Christian Focus)
Psalms by the Day - Alec Motyer (Christian Focus)
Serving without Sinking: How to serve Christ & Keep your Joy - John Hindley (the Good Book Company)
10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible - Colin Smith (Moody)
Associate Pastor in Youth/Family Jeff Beckley
Jeff became MBC's Associate in Youth and Family Ministries in 2011. Jeff is married to Shannon, and they have five kids, Joselyn, Mya, Gianna, Mack, and Duke. Jeff is a graduate of Cedarville University and Grace Seminary and brings a heart for students and their families. God has given him a passion and prayer to help students develop a faith that lasts and is firmly rooted in Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:23). He hopes to help students start a relationship with God, strengthen a relationship with God, and serve God.
Jeff’s hobbies include going on dates with his wife (that can be a hobby right?), watching & playing sports, playing games and watching Disney movies with his kids, writing, thrift store shopping, and trying to make people laugh. Pastor Jeff has written a devotional book on the Psalms called “Bottom Line”. Bottom Line is filled with real life lessons, hard-hitting challenges, humorous tales, and exciting interaction with the book of Psalms. Tweens, teenagers, and young adults alike will find this devotional powerful and life changing.
Worship Leader Rodney Riley
Rodney Riley & his wife Michelle lead MBC’s worship team, adult celebration choir, and worship services. They have been part of the MBC family for many years and are active participants in the ministry of MBC. They are the parents of one girl and two boys and are proud grandparents as well. We are thankful for their dynamic ministry in the music outreach of MBC. The Riley’s always bring fresh vision and renewed passion to the worship experience at MBC.
Children's Ministry Director Tom Jude
Tom Jude serves as our children's ministry director. Tom is married to his wife Nora and the father of three children. Tom has many years of experience working with kids of all ages. He has a B.A. from Marshall University in education and a Bible degree from Cedarville University. Tom's passion centers in moving kids from the level they are to the next level in spiritual maturity, beginning with a clear assurance of their faith in Christ. Tom works hand in hand with our children's workers, our children's ministry team, and our Youth pastor. He is involved in curriculum choices for all the children's ministries, AWANA, Summer Camps, Sports camp outreaches, and community involvement in children's concerns. Tom's passion for kids has caught fire in our church family at large and his vision for keeping children's ministries on the move has challenged our children's team of workers to greater commitment.
Administrative Secretary Coleen Scarberry
Coleen Scarberry serves on the secretarial staff of MBC as our administrative secretary. She and her husband Tim are active members at MBC serving in various ministries.They have three children. Coleen enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible. Her friendly voice on the phone and her helpfulness in the church office is a blessing to the staff and to all who drop into the office. Coleen views serving in the MBC office as a ministry more than a job. Balancing work and family can sometimes be challenging and hectic, but there are always blessings that God sends.
Church Secretary Karen Copen
Karen Copen serves as our church secretary. Karen brings a great desire to further the ministry of the church office as a helpful place where Christ is reflected. Karen’s creativity, friendly voice on the phone, and heart to serve make her a special blessing in the office. Karen also serves as the liaison for the Home Schooling groups that meet in our facility each week. Karen and her husband Brad are members of MBC. They have two children and enjoy the many ministries MBC offers for young families.
Missions Chairman Ken Williams
Ken and his wife Brenda are passionate about missions. Both of them have been actively involved in the missions vision and ministry of MBC having participated in several overseas missions trips as part of an MBC team and also on their own. Ken serves as missions chairman of our board and missions liaison for all the missionaries our church supports. He also coordinates many facets of our annual Missions Conference and actively stays engaged with both potential and present missionaries related to our church family. His regular phone calls to the fields and personal interaction with all our missionaries is a great source of encouragement. Ken also works with the pastoral staff in discipling and training upcoming missionary families we launch out of MBC. His regular updates to the board and church family keep all of us current and engaged with the needs and challenges our missionaries regularly face. Ken has become the face of missions in our church family!
Men's Ministry Coordinator Dave McCloy
Dave McCloy serves as our men's ministry coordinator and has a real heart for men in all stages and experiences of life. Dave is married to his wife Kristy and is the father of three girls. Dave is an avid sports fan and has a great rapport with men, conversing on many levels with them. His enthusiasm for men's ministry is contagious. His heart for getting men together to learn, grow, be challenged, and seek change through the Word of God and personal accountability is making a difference in our church family and to men outside the family. Dave works with our Men's Ministry team to coordinate our annual Men's Retreats, Man-2-Man Bible Studies, and sporting outreach events. He is a real friend to the men we minister to here at MBC.
Women's Ministry Coordinators
Denise Senerius, Nora Jude, and Sue Wright lead our women's ministry. Each of these ladies have active families and supportive husbands. Their ministry as volunteer coordinators involves them in planning the yearly Ladies Bible Studies, Women's Banquets, Annual Women's Retreat, Ladies' Nights Out, and other ministries of our ladies from outreach to discipleship.
Budget Administrator Chris Medford
Chris Medford serves as one of our Budget Administrators and heads up our financial team. Chris oversees the budget, works with the treasurer, the assistant treasurer, the financial secretary, and the assistant financial secretary in forecasting, vision casting in financial areas, and working with the board and staff to achieve the financial goals of the ministry. His service has proven invaluable to our church body. Chris brings his business background and financial experience from Nationwide Insurance Company to the Lord’s work. Chris is married to his wife Betsy and they have four boys.
Budget Administrator Tim Bell
Tim Bell serves as one of our Budget Administrators and oversees the ministry leaders’ budgets and expenditures, church staff salaries and expenses and tracks all credit card transactions, providing accountability to the ministry at large. Tim also assists Chris in overseeing the finance team and its work. Tim brings an engineering background to the table and his gifts have proven very effective in providing credible and consistent financial accountability for the ministry of MBC. Tim worked for many years in the state transportation department and is now retired. He is married to his wife Andi and they have three grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Budget Advisor Everett Matthews
Everett Matthews serves as our Budget Advisor. For many years Everett served as our Budget Administrator but as the ministry has grown and technology has advanced, the need was recognized to expand the finance team. Everett now serves in an advisory capacity to the Finance team, staff, and church board. He also oversees and leads the annual budget team and the salary team. Everett regularly consults with the Budget Administrators and Finance Team bringing his background in business and leadership to the table. Everett’s wisdom and experience is serving us well as we continue to pursue our church’s mission. He worked for many years at Roxanne Laboratories in leadership of staff and department advancement. Everett is the father of three children, 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and counting.
Social Media Manager Jessica Husak
Jessica Husak serves as manager of our facebook and twitter accounts. She manages the flow of information keeping our accounts current and active. Jessica grew up at Memorial & now attends with her husband Mike, daughter Willow, and sons Oakley and Arrow.
Church Librarian Beth Loughner
Beth Loughner serves as our church librarian. She has volunteered in this position since 1995 and finds the library to be a valuable resource for Christians. Beth brings her skills as an author of fiction books, a newspaper columnist, and book reviewer to the library ministry. She personally reads each book before it is placed on the shelves. There are currently over 3,000 books and CDs available for self-checkout by simply filling out the borrower’s card attached in the back of each item. The wide variety of non-fiction and fiction books, as well as, magazines can be taken home or enjoyed while relaxing in the café-like setting. Beth enjoys reading and writing, and camping with her husband and two children.
Summer Intern Nate Nocella
The Nocella name is not new to us here at MBC. Larry Nocella, a young man out of our church who is Senior Pastor of Camden Baptist Church and his wife Lori (Pastor & Sue’s oldest daughter and also a product of MBC) have four children. One of those happens to be Nate Nocella who will serve a summer internship here at MBC from May 29 to August 12. Nathan is 19 and just finishing up a year’s training and study at Timberline Bible Training Center in Frasher, Colorado. This school is part of the international Torch Bearers ministry. He will stay with Pastor & Sue and work with Pastor Wright and Pastor Jeff this summer in a variety of ministries. You will get to hear him speak as well. And pray for Nathan as he joins the team here.