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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Andrew Shearer

Lead Pastor

Pastor Shearer has been married since 1997 to his wife Sarah and has six children. He had the joy of growing up in Cedarville, Ohio and graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at Cedarville University in 1994. He worked in the aerospace industry for 13 years at Boeing Satellite Systems in Los Angeles, California. While he was there, he attended The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley and graduated in 2006. He has been in pastoral ministry since 2007, first in Aurora, Illinois and then in southern Ohio. He came to Maranatha Baptist in April 2016 and is thrilled to be part of the church family.

​Pastor Shearer’s favorite verse is found in Joshua 1:8-9 which says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Be not afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord you God is with you wherever you go.”

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David Bout

Community Life Pastor

Pastor David has been married since 1992 to his wife Brenda and they have been blessed with four wonderful children (one who is already safe in the arms of Jesus) a fantastic son-in-law, and daughter-in-law. David grew up in Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relations. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a master’s degree in Christian education. He has been in ministry for over 25 years working with students, families, and internationals. He has a heart for helping people fulfill their calling, walk with Christ, and reach the nations.

​One of his favorite passages is found in Philippians 2:3-5: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus”

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Jon Krull

Worship Pastor

Pastor Jon has been married since 2005 to his wife Kristin and they have been blessed with two beautiful children.  Jon grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Cedarville University with a Bachelor of Music Education, and a minor in Bible.  He taught music for 10 years at Madison Christian School in Groveport, Ohio, and has been the worship leader at MBC since 2012.  His passion is leading others to know and worship Christ through music!

Jon's favorite passage of Scripture is found in Philippians 3:7-11 which states: "But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith--that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection of the dead." 

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Luke Faucette

Pastoral Intern

Luke joined Maranatha in May 2024 to serve the church as a pastoral intern. He grew up on the East side of Pennsylvania in a small town called Sellersville. After high school, Luke moved to Ohio to study at Cedarville University where he graduated with his Bachelor's in Biblical Studies and Masters of Divinity (2024). During his education, he met and married his beautiful wife, Jana. As the second youngest of eleven children, Luke has a unique appreciation for building relationships and generational discipleship. He is currently involved in Connect Groups, Men's Basketball, and Young Adult Ministries.

The passage of Scripture that has guided Luke's life in Christ is Matthew 16:24-25, "Then Jesus told his disciples, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."

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Todd Anderson

Todd has been worshipping at Maranatha since 1992, and has served as a deacon from 1999-2004, and from 2007-present.  He is blessed with his wife Heather, 5 children, 3 daughters-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.  Todd works for Meijer. He serves our church body as the financial secretary.  

 

A passage of Scripture that encourages Todd is Proverbs 21:1 - “the King’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord, He turns it wherever He wishes.” Todd is thankful that God loves him enough to refine him, through earthly circumstances, to become more like Christ.  God is working ALL things together for our good and for His glory.

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Greg Bernard

Greg has been worshipping at Maranatha since 1986 and has served as a deacon off and on through those years. Currently he's served since 2012.  He is blessed with his wife Connie, 6 children, and 8 grandchildren. Greg works for the City of Hilliard.  He serves our church by overseeing the building and grounds and security ministry. He and Connie are also a part of the marriage ministry at Maranatha.

 

A passage of Scripture that encourages Greg is Proverbs 3:5-6 which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths.” This passage helps Greg stay grounded in the Word of God and rely on the wisdom of God instead of his own wisdom.

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Drew Clauson

Drew and his wife, Melissa, have been worshipping at MBC since 2008 and have four young children: Elliott (8), Jackson (7), Charlotte (5), and Cameron (4).  Originally from Michigan and Pennsylvania, they met at Cedarville University and decided to stay in Ohio after getting married in 2008.  Drew had started a small business right after college and Melissa attended OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  Drew now works as an IT consultant and developer for Resultant on several State of Ohio projects.  During their time at MBC, they have been involved with several small groups, led a small group, and worked in a variety of children's ministries.  Drew has previously served as a deacon elect, and currently assists with the technology at MBC. 

 

One of his favorite Scriptures is Heb 12:1-2, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

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Isaac Dye

Isaac joined Maranatha in January 2022 as an intern to work with Pastor Andrew, jump into life at Maranatha, learn how to serve well in a church, and continue to discern how God is leading him into future service. He is involved in Maranatha’s basketball ministry, connect groups, and the young adult group. Originally from Ohio, Isaac grew up in Berlin, Germany where his family helped plant an international church. After finishing high school, he moved back to Ohio to begin studying at Cedarville University, where he graduated from Cedarville with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2020 and completed his M.Div degree in May 2022. After meeting Sadie during his time at Cedarville, Isaac and Sadie reconnected at Maranatha and were married in October 2023. 

 

One of Isaac’s favorite passages is Psalms 37:3-5, where the Spirit says, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.”

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Jason Everetts

Jason has been worshipping at Maranatha since 2003 and has served as a deacon since 2021. He and his wife Stacy were married in 2003 and have 2 children, Mary and Thomas.  Jason works in the U.S. District Court as a staff attorney for a federal judge. He serves our church body by overseeing the children's ministry.

 

A passage of Scripture that encourages Jason is John 8:31-32 – “Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” In a fallen world that is struggling with what is true, right, and just, we have a Heavenly Father who is Truth, Righteousness and Justice. He has lovingly revealed Himself in His Word that we might know Him and abide in Him.

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Ben Fuller

Ben has been attending Maranatha for a little under two years.  He and his wife Rachel serve in the nursery.  They are blessed with 4 children ages 6, 8, 12, and 14.  Ben works as a research engineer. 

 

A passage of Scripture that has impacted Ben is Eph 3:17, “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love”.   It motivates Ben to pray that he would be rooted and grounded in love as a husband, father, and member of the Body of Christ.  The verse also leads him to worship recognizing that God is truly faithful in His love for us, even when we are not acting as people rooted and grounded in love.

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Andy Hays

Andy has been worshipping at Maranatha since 2015 and has served as a deacon since 2019. He is blessed with his wife Erin and 4 children. Andy works for the City of Marysville as a Lieutenant Firefighter and Paramedic. Andy serves our church body by leading the outreach and men's basketball ministry.

 

A passage of Scripture that encourages Andy is Ephesians 2: 8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith.  And this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.”  Much of Andy’s life, he believed that he had to earn his salvation and right standing with God.  This passage was one of the first to make clear to him that salvation is solely a gift from God and not about good works.  He realized that this is possible only through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.

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Jesse Hill

Jesse Hill has been worshipping at Maranatha since 2016 and has served as deacon since 2019.  He is blessed with his wife Stephanie and their five children.  Jesse works for an area fire department and he and Stephanie operate a home remodeling company.  Jesse serves our church by overseeing our facilities.

 

One of Jesse's favorite passages is Galatians 2:20 ("I am crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.") because it is a joyful reminder of how his sin debt was nailed to the cross and now the Spirit desires to live the life of Christ through him.

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Jon Jennings

Jon has been worshiping at Maranatha since 1995 and has served as a deacon since 2020. He is blessed with his wife, Judi, 4 children, 2 daughters-in-law, 1 son-in-law and 6 grandkids. Jon works as a director of marketing at EWI. He serves our church body in the Community Outreach ministry.

 

A passage of Scripture that encourages Jon is 2 Corinthians 5:17 & 20, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come…Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us…” These verses remind him that through Christ, he is a new creature, no longer bound to his past. He is now an ambassador of the God who saved him, and he needs to walk in a manner worthy of his calling.  

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Tim Jennings

Tim has been worshipping at Maranatha his entire life. He has been married to his wife, Melissa, for 7 years and they have three young children: Henry, Arthur, and Caroline. Tim works as a Technical Programs Analyst at NetJets Aviation. He serves as a sound technician with the sound and media team, as well as serving as a musician on the worship team.

 

A passage of scripture that encourages Tim is Philippians 4:6-7 which says, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” These verses are a comforting reminder that we are called to be grateful, even in difficult circumstances, and that we are granted peace with the confidence we have in God’s good plan for our lives.

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Thad King

Thad has been worshipping at Maranatha since 1991 and has served as a deacon since 2010.  He is blessed with his wife Belinda, 4 children, and 4 grandchildren. Thad works as a sign designer and engineer. He serves our church body by overseeing the "YES" (senior) ministry and guest services coordinator.

 

A passage of Scripture that encourages Thad is Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” The life that Thad lives is a representation of Christ to the world. Thad can only accomplish this through Christ’s power, with a grateful heart, and the understanding of Christ’s sacrifice for him.

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Alex Kistler

Alex has been worshiping at Maranatha for his entire life and has been serving as deacon-elect since 2021. He works as a behavioral assistant at a public school. He serves our church body by helping lead the young adult’s group and assisting with the youth group.

 

A passage of scripture that encourages Alex is John 1:1-5 because it reminds him that Christ is not just his savior but also his creator and sustainer, He is our light and darkness cannot overcome him. 

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Jack MacKeverican

Jack has been worshipping at Maranatha since 1988 and has served as a deacon since 1990.  He is blessed with his wife Grace, 5 children, and 13 grandchildren. Jack recently retired from Armstrong Flooring. He serves our church body as the vice chairman of the deacon board. He also oversees membership and is part of the missions committee.  A passage of Scripture that encourages Jack is Jeremiah 29:11 which states “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  Jack’s first wife was diagnosed with incurable cancer at age 29. God used this verse, His Word, and godly people to help him through this difficult time. After her death, Jack knew God had a plan for his future.  Within a year, God drew Jack and his wife Grace together. They have been happily married for 37 years. God is good all the time!

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Mark Ruegsegger

Mark has been a member of Maranatha for 22 years with his wife, Nutan. They have two teenage children. Mark works on the OSU campus as an engineering faculty and has served as advisor for the International Friendship (IFI) student group for six years. Mark's family regularly hosts international students in their home, and coordinates events at church, OSU and home to make connections with these dear students. Mark was a Small Group leader for 10 years, and in recent years he has served as an AWANA helper, lobby security team member and Wee Worship leader.

 

A verse that encourages Mark is Psalm 19:14 "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." This verse is a constant reminder of the goodness and mercy God shows us as our Redeemer and affirms Mark's daily desire to please God in all his thoughts, words and actions. 

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Peter Simons

Peter has been worshipping at Maranatha for 25 years and has served as a deacon for 6 years.  He is blessed with his wife Noelle, and 6 children. Peter works as an investment manager. He serves our church body as the church treasurer and in the youth ministry.

 

A passage of Scripture that encourages Peter is Micah 6:8 “He has told you oh man what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”  The fact that we are able to have a relationship with the creator of the universe shows His amazing love for us. This verse encourages Peter in his walk with the Lord to humbly strive to know and love Him more.

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Kyle Vesey

Kyle has attended Maranatha for the last 28 years. He has been married to his wife, Callie, for the last 3 years, with whom he enjoys serving in the Young Adults Ministry and the Youth Ministry. Kyle also enjoys serving our body in the music ministry, occasionally leading Connect Groups, and being active in the Young Adult Men’s Bible Study. He works as a Senior Revenue Analyst at Veeva Systems.

 

One of Kyle’s favorite passages of scripture is 1 Peter 1:6-7: “So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”

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Tom Zentz

Tom and Kari have been members at Maranatha since 1984 when Tom started teaching at Maranatha Christian School. They were married in 1985, and Tom continued to teach even after they applied to serve the Lord as missionaries in 1990. Between 1995 – 2005 they ministered in Japan as church-planting missionaries with ABWE. Tom has served as a deacon from 1993 – 1995, and then from 2010 to present. They have been blessed with 6 children, 2 daughters-in-law, 1 son-in-law, and 7 grandchildren. Tom works as a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial. He currently serves our church body as our missions deacon and church clerk. Tom and Kari are also Small Group leaders. As opportunities arise, Tom also leads Connect Groups.

 

Tom asks prayer for: wisdom in ministry to our church family as well as his own family, ongoing purity, a deepening love for Jesus, opportunities to share the Good News, and that each member of their family follows Christ.

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