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, oversees our efforts to engage our communities with the love of Jesus, as well as coordinating the teaching ministries of the church. Ed and his wife Sally came to us late last year from jobs and ministries in central Illinois. Ed is a graduate of Ozark Christian College and Lincoln Christian Seminary. They have two grown children. Their son and his wife serve in ministry with a church back in Illinois, and their daughter will begin a graduate program this year at a seminary out west. Ed’s desire is that of the apostle Paul: “[Christ] is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:28-29).
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.