Ministry Leaders

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Pastor Bob Mellon, Lead Pastor of Monroe Center Community Church for the past 20 years. He and his wife Judy have 4 children (Mandi, Nicole, Liz, and Bobby), and 12 grandchildren (Donell, Madison, Manny, Ryleigh, Josiah, Elliana, Trinity, Abram(Deceased), Trey, Roman, Ty and Luca). He is a Stillman Valley High School Girls’ Basketball and Softball Coach. Pastor Mellon enjoys music, sports, and most of all, spending time with his family. His desire is to see the Body of Christ grow into the image of Christ. Pastor Mellon has been in the ministry for more than 30 years and has pastored in various parts of the country.

Pastor Brian Alexander has been the Executive Pastor of M.C.C.C. for the past 7 years. He and his wife Jeani have two children (Allie and Matthew). Pastor Brian’s passion is for the body of Christ to grow into all that God wants them to be.

Al Wetzel is the Chairman of the Church Board. He has attended Monroe Center Community Church for several years and continues to help the church moving forward.

Pastor Aaron Ainley, Youth Director, College and Career Leader: Aaron has been a part of the church for five years. He’s the Youth Director, but you will find him in many roles such as College and Career leader, preaching, sound booth, and others. He is married with two girls.

Cristina Ainley, Social Media Director: Cristina runs the social media, but volunteers on the Worship Team and is heavily involved in the Children’s Ministry. She is married to Pastor Aaron and mother to two little girls.

Joe Ainley, Men’s Ministry Leader: I am a husband, father, and grandfather. I own a small business in the area that I operate with my two sons. I have been serving the Lord most of my life. I have enjoyed serving in various ministries through the years.

Erica Ainley, Women’s Ministry Leader and First Impressions Leader: I am a wife of 30 years, a mom of 5 (which include our inherited niece and our daughter-in-law), a grandmother of two beautiful girls, and a Jesus lover. We have lived in Monroe Center for about four years. I love our church and happily serve there wherever God leads.

Nancy Gibson, Care Group Leader: I enjoy serving and working with my Church family. I am one of the greeters on Sunday mornings; help with Manna-Fest, and am the coordinator of our Care Group Ministry.

Charisse James, Manna-Fest Ministries Leader: I have been in Stillman Valley since 2001 and own a business there. I am married to Randy James and we have two daughters.

Lynn Burch, Missions Director and First Impressions Director: I love the Lord and spending time with our family and our MCCC family. My husband and I farm near Lindenwood.

Judy Mellon is our secretary. She is married to Pastor Bob and has 4 children (Mandi, Nicole, Liz, and Bobby), and 11 grandchildren (Donell, Madison, Manny, Ryleigh, Josiah, Elliana, Trinity, Abram, Trey, Roman, and Ty). She enjoys music and spending time with her family. Her desire is to see the Church grow into all that Christ desire.

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