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 serves as Lead Pastor/Elder of Youngstown Metro Church. Him and his wife, Bethany, have been married since 2011 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 since 2008 starting at Old North Church, Canfield, 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 dedicated to 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 of all denominations for the glory of God.
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Brad serves as Associate Pastor/Elder of Youngstown Metro Church. Him and his wife, Christine, have been married since 2016 and resides in Poland with their 2 dogs, Rory and Tiger. Brad currently hosts video podcasts on his platform Theology Nights and runs his own media company called Weber Media. Brad is driven with a heart for sound doctrine which is fueled for his love for God’s people. Brad highly values biblical teaching/preaching as well, and contributes to the life of the church through scriptural accountability. He is a “guardian of truth” and God uses him well in this capacity at Youngstown Metro Church.
Rick serves as an Elder of Youngstown Metro Church. Him and his wife, Ester, have been married since 2016 and reside in Boardman. Rick has a graduate degree & PhD in Civil 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. He is “applicator of truth” and God uses him well in this capacity at Youngstown Metro Church.
Lex has been serving in the role of Pastoral Intern for the summer of 2019 season. He is planning on studying on campus at our Southern Baptist Theological Seminary starting in Fall 2019 as he is pursuing his mDiv with a call to be a Lead Pastor. His role involves heavily in preparing him for the “behind-the-scenes” ministry work in the local church, and includes completing an Elder Discipleship reading plan with the Elders, he attends special segments of the Elder’s meetings, and is given some opportunities to preach and teach throughout the summer.
Elizabeth serves as Deaconess at Youngstown Metro Church. She currently resides in Poland and has been a faithful church member since 2014. With the heart of a servant, she has served alongside others in supporting the body of the church through numerous practical means. She also sings on the music team and loves music. Elizabeth works in the retail industry specializing in Loss Prevention/Security.
Christine serves as Treasurer at Youngstown Metro Church. She and Brad have been married since 2016 and have 2 dogs, Rory and Tiger. Christine oversees the financial business/affairs of the church and has been a team member at Home Savings Bank & Loan for many years. She also has earned her Masters degree in Psychology and has a counselling practice locally here in Youngstown.