In keeping with our team approach to church leadership, we currently have a team of teachers and preachers that rotate every Sunday. Below is our current speaking team.
Ed Green, our Pastor of Community Action and Christian Education, served for over eighteen years as minister of adult discipleship with Rochester Christian Church, in Rochester, IL, which is right outside Springfield. He graduated with a Master of Arts in New Testament studies from Lincoln Christian Seminary, and is close to completing his Doctor of Ministry from there, specializing in spiritual formation. For the past several years he served as a volunteer, teaching classes at Lakeside Christian Church.
Stew Sheckler, our Next-Generation Pastor, oversees cradle to college, and he works hands-on with our middle school through college students. He and his wife and their two daughters have been part of BCC since 2013. Stew has been a pastor for 25 years, serving both in churches and with a para-church organization known as The Navigators. In each ministry, God has shown him over and over again the necessity for helping people become disciples who can pass along their walk with Jesus to another person. His entire ministry is centered around imitating Jesus and helping others do the same.
Chris McClure, our Pastor of Congregational Care, Community Outreach and Operations, originally joined the staff in June 2012 as the Executive Pastor. In that role, Chris managed the staff, day-to-day operations and children’s ministry. Prior to BCC, he served as a youth and associate pastor for 12 years in two other churches where he and his family lived near Akron, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Kentucky Christian University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Ministry and Bible. He briefly left the BCC staff in 2016 to launch Lead Life BIG, a coaching and leadership training business. He rejoined the staff full-time in May 2017.
Ted Gatlin is a husband, dad, and a simple guy originally from Arkansas. He recently retired from the US Air Force, and he and his family decided to make Beavercreek their long-term home. He found his way back onto the base as a civilian program manager shaping the future budget of the Air Force. He loves to ride his bike, watch movies/sports, and play with the kids. Ted also works with the middle-schoolers in our Student Community.
Isaac Seevers and his wife live in Jamestown where they raise their three kids. He is the Superintendent at Greeneview Local Schools. They have attended BCC for many years and have enjoyed serving on the worship team and in the children’s area. Isaac grew up as a preacher’s kid (and grandkid), but he chose education as his mission field. He enjoys golfing, fishing, watching/playing sports, and coaching his kids’ sports teams.