Brian McCall started as the full-time Pastor of Family Life in July of 2012 and moved into his current role in 2014. He and his wife Shelley are originally from Western New York. They have been married for more than 35 years and have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Pastor Brian is a 1983 graduate of Houghton College with a degree in Education. He previously worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Vocational/Technical Coordinator and has since retired after twenty-one years of service. He recently completed his Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary.
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Brant Leidy began as the parttime Associate Pastor in June of 2015. A native of the Cove, he formerly served as the Children’s Pastor for 15 years at Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church. Brant is a 1991 graduate of Lancaster Bible College receiving a BS degree in Bible and in 1997 received a Master of Divinity degree from Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN. He also previously served as a children’s pastor in two other churches and as a staff member at Camp Mantowagan, Saxton, PA.
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Daryl Cyrus started as the Youth Pastor at MGBC in October of 2015. Before that, he served as a pastoral intern at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and as a youth intern at Forest Baptist Church in Forest, VA. Daryl has his Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Liberty University and is currently working on completing his Masters in Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His hometown is Suffolk, VA.
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Daniel Horton has attended and participated in various volunteer ministries at Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church since 1993. He began serving as Director of Children's Ministries in September of 2011 and moved to his current role in June of 2014. He and his wife Cheryl are the parents of two children, Sarah and Spencer. Danny is a graduate of Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana. He was previously employed at the Morrisons Cove Herald and Homewood Retirement Center. He enjoys teaching the Berachah Sunday School Class and has been involved in a number of dramatic productions at MGBC.
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Ryan Ritchey joined the staff in January 2013. He was first introduced to MGBC through the junior high ministry in 2003 and has been actively involved in various ministries at the church since 2008. He got his start leading worship at Grace Pointe Community Church in Williamsburg where his parents led the music ministry. Ryan attended Penn State where he helped lead a student ministry (Students About Living Truth) and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences and Technology. He was previously employed as a Data Processor by NPC, Inc. in Claysburg. Ryan and his wife, Laura, live in Martinsburg and enjoy working with students at MGBC in addition to leading praise & worship.
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Geri Roth and her husband, Arlin, have been worshiping and serving at MGBC since they moved to Martinsburg in 2004. She began serving as the Director of Children's Ministries in June 2014. They have two daughters, Anna and Becky. Geri is originally from the Somerset County area and grew up on her family's dairy farm. She is a graduate of Clarion University with a degree in secondary education. Since their marriage in 1996, Arlin and Geri have lived in Hagerstown, MD and Bellefonte, PA. She previously taught mathematics at Bellefonte High School and Spring Cove Middle School and enjoyed a few years as a stay-at-home mom with their daughters.
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Shirley has been married to Randy Stoltz for 37 years. They are the parents of three grown children and are enjoying two grandchildren. Shirley graduated from Central High School in 1979 and has held various part time accounting positions since that time. She has served as the Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church Treasurer since 1986 and was appointed Church Administrator in January 2009.
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Erin Deitle joined the staff in March 2018. She grew up in Martinsburg and attended the church since she was in elementary school. She is married to Ryan, and they have three sons: Dylan, Trevor, and Derek. Erin graduated from Geneva College in 2008 with a degree in communications. She worked for Verizon Wireless for several years in customer service and sales before taking time off to be at home with her children.
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Growing up in Martinsburg, Laura began attending Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church when she was five. Laura was raised in a musical family and received her earliest musical training from her mother, who also previously served as choir director at MGBC. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana in 2004. In November of 2006, Laura began serving as the MGBC Choir Director. She previously taught music at St. Patrick's School in Newry and continues to give private piano and voice lessons. Laura is married to Jim and they have six children: Cullen, Cavan, Nevin, Rowan, Aaron and Lauren.
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In addition to our church staff, we have several congregational leaders who volunteer their time and resources to lead MGBC.
Elders are responsible for the spiritual direction and oversight of the church. The qualifications of an elder are based upon 1 Timothy 3:1-7. Through prayer, fasting and an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, these men provide spiritual vision for the local church.
- Rick Strappello
- Ben Byler
- Don Ritchey
- Dave Cunningham
- Scott Grannas
- Ed Stern
This team of church members maintains oversight of church facilities and budget. Insuring that funds given to the church are used efficiently and effectively for the work of the gospel of Jesus Christ is their vital function.
- Phil Godshall
- Shirley Stoltz
- Jay Metzker
- Bev Gusler
- Tim Campbell
- Amy Gallo (Recording Secretary)
Deacons & Deaconesses
Deacons and Deaconesses are the hands and feet of the gospel of Jesus. These members provide hands on care for the people of the church. They visit the elderly, sick, and those hospitalized. They promote church fellowship by their work prior to communion, baptism and MGBC friendship functions.
- Randy & Karen Huntsman
- Denny & Jody Kensinger
- Steve & Deb Mellott
- Gary & Anne Stern
- Amy Gallo
- Shawn & Jody McClain
- Jay & Deb Metzker
- Ron & Keana Stiffler
- Denny & Ruby Albright
- Don & Lynn Ritchey
- Andy & Bevette Lingenfelter
- Tim & Joy Campbell