our Senior Pastor, also serves as an Elder. He and his wife Pam have been serving at PBC since 1995. They have three children: Joshua, Jonathan, and Suzy-Q. Dr. Janney was called into the ministry at 20 years of age. He has a B.S. degree in Bible and Piano Performance, a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling, and a Doctorate of Ministry. The things he enjoys most about ministry are preaching, prayer, and people. He is passionate about studying and teaching God’s Word and encouraging others to do the same. He also enjoys taking prayer walks and is committed to interceding for our congregation by name. He loves people of all ages—from little children to seasoned saints
Mark and Kris have 3 children and have been attending PBC for 8 years. Mark accepted Christ at age 9 during a Billy Graham crusade in Denver, Colorado and was later baptized at what would be their home church in Texas. Mark and Kris are and have been involved in many areas of PBC over the years: small groups, children’s ministry, youth ministry, choir, missions, and prayer. Currently, they just returned from a mission trip to Bolivia and serve by covering the second service in prayer twice a month. Mark and Kris have an incredible testimony that speaks to God’s relentless love and pursuit of us at all times. In Mark’s own words: “…let me say that Mark Wichern, in his own strength can do very little good, but Christ in me, “the hope of Glory”(Col 2) can accomplish all God intends for His honor and glory. Jesus Christ truly is my Savior, Lord and Life.”
Brian and Tracy have 4 children and have attended PBC for 12 years. Tracy was saved at the age of 8 after a friend shared Jesus with her. During Brian’s sophomore year in college, God used Inter-Varsity Fellowship to bring him to Christ. Brian and Tracy met a few months later, dated through college, then attended a premarital class with a strong Christian couple. Later, that same couple took their daughter and son-in-law through the same class before they were married. Brian and Tracy are very active in their home group as well as an adult Sunday School Class. They have served for years with our Dwell Student Ministry. Just recently, they both felt led to start serving with Adventure Kids 1s and 2s. Brian currently serves as the Food Ministry Director at Tree of Life. The McMullen family has been a model of service to the Lord in their home, in the church, and in the community. They sense God’s calling to serve in the elder ministry. We are blessed to present Brian as an elder candidate to the PBC congregation.
Jim and his wife Kathy have two children, Lisa and Jim and have been married for 46 years. Jim and Kathy received Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior on December 8, 1979 and were baptized the same day in Lake Isabel. They began attending Kenwood Baptist Church in Cincinnati and would grow in their faith. For several years, the career became an idol for Jim but God faithfully drew Jim back to his first love in Jesus and Jim felt his soul had been restored. Jim and Kathy began attending PBC in 2013. Jim sought the Lord as to how he could “finish strong!” Jim/Kathy are finishing strong through daily Bible study, prayer and devotional time together. They are involved in a small group, attend a Sunday morning class and serve in Tree of Life Ministries. Jim also leads a men’s Bible study each Friday.
Pat and Joan have 4 children and have been attending PBC for 4 years. Pat accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1995 and has grown in his relationship with Jesus Christ through several different churches and denominations. Pat has helped with Dwell, chair setup, Tree of Life workday projects, Sunday coffee ministry and family small group. Pat also co-leads a men’s Bible Study on Wed mornings through FCA. Pat and his son Patrick joined the 2017 Bolivia mission team and were blessed all God had to offer them in Bolivia. The Lord opened my eyes to seek Him through Matthew 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.”. I learned that I was not able to do what God wanted me to, I need to get in line behind Jesus and let Him direct my ways.
Marcus and Kerry have 5 sons. They’ve been attending PBC for 6 years. Marcus accepted Christ at a weekend youth retreat in the 10th grade. He wandered from the Lord for a time, but God used family challenges, a PBC father/son retreat and a mission trip to Haiti to rekindle his love for Jesus. Kerry’s relationship with Jesus became personal as she started reading God’s Word. On August 18, 2013, she encountered Jesus and was born again. Marcus has been a small group leader for high school boys and led a Bible Study for adults. He has served as a member of the World Missions Team, has led four trips to Haiti and will also be leading a team to Bolivia this year. Kerry models PBC’s vision both at home, by home schooling her kids in a Christ-centered curriculum, and working with high school girls for the past 3 years. The Perry family has been a model of God’s love in their home, church, and community. They sense God’s calling to serve in the elder ministry. We are blessed to present Marcus as an elder candidate to the PBC congregation.
Justin Martin and his wife Rachel started attending Purcellville Baptist Church in 2008. They have three children, Maleeya (9), Mariana (7) and Makkai (4). On Thanksgiving Day in 2004, Justin made the decision to commit his life to Christ by praying with his future mother-in-law. He was 22 years old at that time and agerly sought to know who God is through His Word, as well as through mentor relationships with his pastor, father-in-law and other mature Christians. In April of 2005 he was baptized in partially frozen Lake Placid! Since attending Purcellville Baptist Church, Justin and Rachel became involved with the Marriage and Family Life class and in 2012 became the class leaders. In 2015 Justin served in the children’s ministry program by implementing a new interactive Sunday morning bible study for the 3-5th graders. Most recently Justin has taken on the role of serving as a small group hub leader which acts as a shepherd to other small group leaders.
Jason and Elizabeth have four children and have been attending PBC for many years. Jason accepted Christ in October 2000 and has grown in his walk at many different churches as they have moved around the country. Currently, Jason helps teach a Sunday school class, leads a youth small group, and participates in a family small group with 4 other families. Jason is passionate about building relationships and serving the church. Jason’s favorite verses are Ephesians 2:8-9, “ For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.” In Jason’s own words: “…I desire to share with others how Christ is the way to live in grace, separated from this world in Christ. To Him I owe it all…” In Elizabeth’s words: “May we be but clay in the hands of the Master Potter. All glory and honor to you, Almighty God.”