Here is the team. We are privileged to serve this church community and look forward to meeting you.
Andrew is the Lead Pastor at Youngstown Metro Church. Andrew grew up in Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee. At the age of 17 he moved to Madrid, Spain with his parents to be missionaries. Upon graduation from high school in Spain he attended and is a graduate of Liberty University with a MBA and BA in Religion. He is currently working on MDiv. He has been married to Michelle for 8 years and they have two kids Bailey and Beckett. He enjoys sports, hanging out and traveling.
Brad is our Associate Pastor at Youngstown Metro Church. He was born in Columbiana, Ohio and has spent time living in this area and in South Florida. After many years of living in darkness, Brad was finally backed into a corner by Christ and his life was never the same. He is the Support Services Manager at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley and currently attends Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is working on his Masters in Theological Studies. He has a passion for God's Word and theology and wants to see others fall in love with Christ in the same way.
Michelle is the leader of Metro's Children's Ministry. Michelle grew up in East Tennessee. She graduated Greeneville High School and then went to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. There she graduated with a BS in Psychology and MAT in Elementary Education. She married Andrew in December 2006 and together they have Bailey and Beckett. Currently Michelle is busy as a mom and as a pastor’s wife but if she has a free moment a good book and a cup of coffee are her companions.
Tracie serves as the Financial Secretary to Youngstown Metro Church. She was born and raised in Youngstown, and has been a member of the Metro family since very early on. Christ redeemed her at the age of 15. She is wife to Jesse and mom to Halo. She helps run Jesse David Salon and sells her crocheted creations through her hobby-business, Halo ‘n Stitches. She enjoys having fun with her family, watching movies, and adding to her tattoo collection. Any free moment, you will find her contentedly curled up on the couch lost in a good book.
Jesse is one one of the elders at Youngstown Metro Church serving as a music director, men's ministry coordinator, and small group leader. Jesse has been married to his beautiful wife, Tracie, for 13 years. They have a wonderfully spirited 6-year-old daughter, Halo, who has been a blessing to their family since they adopted her at birth. Jesse has been a hairstylist for 15 years. He owns and operates Jesse David Salon, which gives him the opportunity build deep relationships and invest in the lives of his clientele. Jesse enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing songs and creating music, coloring and cutting hair, lifting weights, yard-work, food, tattoos, and serving others. Jesse does not enjoy long walks on the beach... No offense beach
Nathan has been involved with this church community since the early days of only 20 people or so meeting in a coffee house. His primary role from the beginning has been as a musician and worship leader, although he has worn some other hats through the years as well. Nathan is currently serving as one of the elders. As one of the "metro originals," Nathan has seen this church community go through many phases - both positive and negative - and can honestly say that he is excited about the direction of this ministry. God has provided us with a solid foundation of great people, and it is clear He is equipping us to have a great impact in proclaiming His gospel to those around us.
Shane is one of the Elders at Youngstown Metro Church primarily focusing on teaching and preaching as well as other aspects of discipleship. He and his wife of 9 years Jessie both teach small groups and have a passion for personal discipleship. Shane grew up in the church and gave his life to Jesus in high school on a mission trip. Over time he developed a passion for Theology and studying Scripture, the defense of the Faith, and the teaching and preaching of Scripture.
Brent is the Student Pastor for grades 7-12 of Youngstown Metro Church. Being a lifelong Youngstown resident, he graduated from South Range, and currently resides in Austintown with his growing family. Brent has earned his BA in Christian Ministries from Liberty University. He has been serving in Student Ministries for over 8 years and has a passion for being used by God to transform students inside the church, and also being used to reach students outside the church. Brent is also an active committee member of YoungLife, partner with FCA, and among a large network of local Student Pastors and youth leaders all working together to reach students across the Central and Northeast Ohio.
Bethany is the Director of Girls Discipleship and wife to Brent. She graduated from Mineral Ridge, and later attended Malone University where she completed her BA in Exercise Science. Being dedicated to her family, she is a stay-at-home mom to an active 3 year old son named Micah, and is expecting another boy in December 2016. She has been working with middle school and high school girls for over 5 years. While serving alongside of Brent in ministry, Bethany has a passion for discipling teenage girls within the church as they develop their identities as children of God.