Leadership

Elders

The church office of Elder is described in Acts 20, Titus 1, 1 Timothy 3, and 1 Peter 5. The words elderpastorshepherd, and overseer are used interchangeably in the New Testament. Elders, or pastors as they are usually called today, are to focus on meeting the spiritual needs of the church by overseeing the preaching and teaching of the Word, as well as by ensuring God is worshiped in spirit and truth through song, fellowship, prayer, giving, missions, and baptism. Elders are also mandated to protect the church family–in other words, to “shepherd the flock.”

Lead Pastor Ken Bolin

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Student Pastor Carl Varney

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Discipleship Pastor John Rice

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Worship Pastor Ryan Cornett

Ryan was installed as an elder in April, 2019. Ryan plans worship services, leads songs, and directs the choir. Ryan teaches classes for the GLOW youth services, and also preaches and teaches Sunday School as needed.

Ryan was born and raised in Manchester, as was his wife, BreAnne. They have two daughters: Lydia and Abigail. Ryan has a B.A. in English Teaching from Eastern Kentucky University, and works for the university as an adult education instructor.

When Ryan isn’t serving the church or at work, he enjoys gardening, foraging, hunting, roasting coffee, and making homemade hot sauce and mustard. Ryan also hosts the Backroads Baptist podcast.

Deacons

The church office of Deacon is described in Acts 6, 1 Timothy 3, and Titus 1. The New Testament Greek word diakoneo, from which we get our modern Engligh word “deacon,” is usually translated “serve.” Deacons are specifically tasked to serve church members and neighbors in physical need by providing food, clothing, and other necessities, as well as ensuring the church provides the means for them to do so. Deacons are absolutely essential to the church, as their work allows elders to focus on the spiritual needs of the body. The church recognizes deacons’ integral role by having them “wait tables,” or literally to serve The Lord’s Supper.

MBC Deacons:

  • Charles Goins, Chairman
  • Mike Baker
  • Larry Day
  • Butch Grubb
  • Donnie Hacker
  • John Hensley
  • Charles Keith
  • Brian Lewis