Our Vision

To be an intentional church family devoted to the hearing of God’s word, and the doing of God’s word; a distinguished community who intentionally gathers, equips, and serves together, for the glory of God.




Brent Beck

Lead Pastor/Elder

Brent serves as Lead Pastor/Elder of Youngstown Metro Church. Him and his wife, Bethany, have been married for 8 years and they have 2 children and are expecting identical twins Fall 2019! Brent has earned his BA from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing his mDiv from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brent has been serving in ministry for 11 years and has a passion to preach/teach God's Word with precision as scripture drives each of his sermons. He also loves to support the success of others, and is extremely interested in raising up leaders for Christ through support, equipping, and training. Brent is very passionate about Youngstown and is active in the community. He proudly serves on various boards and committees in the community as he builds relationships with surrounding organizations and churches for the glory of God.


Matt Bushling


Matt serves as an Elder of Youngstown Metro Church. Him and his wife, Nicole, have been married for 14 years and reside in Youngstown with their 4 children. Matt works in the steel manufacturing industry of Valourec, and has been serving in various roles and capacities in ministry for over a decade. He also serves as the music team leader and is very passionate for music and raising up other musicians. Matt values biblical teaching/preaching, and contributes to the life of the church through scriptural accountability. He is very gifted in peacemaking and is used often in this role with the ministry teams.


Rick Deschenes


Rick serves as an Elder of Youngstown Metro Church. Him and his wife, Ester, have been married for 3 years and reside in Boardman. Rick has his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Engineering and currently works as a professor at YSU in their graduate level Engineering program. He is well known among the church family for his biblical knowledge and application of scripture.



PJ Katsaras


PJ serves as Deacon at Youngstown Metro Church. Him and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 10 years and have 1 daughter. PJ is in law enforcement and has a passion for protecting and serving the community. PJ has been serving as a Deacon for around 7 years. He is best known for being selfless in his serving, literally, his care for other’s is a model which drives the entire pastoral staff and congregation.