Coatesville Missionary Baptist Church includes numerous servants of our Lord who faithfully serve in the ministry here on the home front. These choice servants of Christ embody His directive to serve others as found in Mark 10:43-45Mark 10:43-45: (43) But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: (44) And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. (45) For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many... The following is a list of those faithful servants:
Ken has served in various capacities at CMBC, including trustee, head usher, and deacon, and is currently serving as both head usher and deacon. He also works in our Awana program. He and his wife, Rebecca, have faithfully attended CMBC for 25 years. He has 2 sons and 1 daughter, and 7 grandchildren.
Kevin currently serves as deacon of CMBC and our Awana Commander. Kevin and his wife, Dawn have faithfully attended and served at CMBC for 15 years. They have 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters. Kevin has a degree in drafting from Lincoln Tech Institute.
Bob has served in various capacities for CMBC and currently serves as one of our trustees. He has been a faithful member and has been attending CMBC for 18 years. He has 5 sons and numerous grandchildren.
Mark, and his wife, Patty, have faithfully attended and served at CMBC for 26 years. Mark currently serves as one of our trustees as well as our Awana Game Director. He has held various other positions at CMBC over the years, including deacon. He has 1 son, 2 daughters, and 3 grandsons.
Dawn has served faithfully at CMBC alongside her husband, Kevin, for 15 years. Dawn helps in Awana and VBS, as well as other kids and teen programs. She also currently serves as our treasurer. Dawn has 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters.
Kylie serves in many and varied roles for CMBC. She is currently our church pianist, as well as teaching Junior Church, and working in Awana. She also serves as our church secretary and has been faithfully attending CMBC for 15 years. Kylie obtained her bachelor’s degree in Science Education from Bob Jones University.
Bonnie has served at CMBC for 65 years in numerous capacities over the years, including teaching Sunday School, directing the choir, and working in the bus ministry. She currently serves as our church organist. She graduated from Bob Jones University with a BA in Music Education and from Depauw University with a Master’s degree also in Music Education. She has 3 sons and 2 nieces she raised as her own, as well as 10 grandchildren and 14 “adopted” grandchildren.
Pastor Harr’s wife, Julie, teaches Sunday School and Junior church, works as an Awana leader, coordinates and teaches the monthly ladies’ Bible Study, along with numerous other outreach and encouragement ministries with the ladies and children of the church. She has 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter.
Sharon has attended CMBC for 18 years and held various positions during that time. She presently teaches Sunday School and works in our VBS, as well has helps to keep the church seasonally decorated. She is a certified pharmacy tech and has 1 son 3 daughters, 15 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Dean & Angela Slater
Dean & Angela serve as the Sparks leader for our Awana program. They have also worked in VBS and other kids and teen functions. They have 2 daughters.
Jim served as deacon at CMBC for many years until his passing toward the end of 2021. He served in many aspects of the ministry, having been a faithful member and leader of the church for 28 years. He had a degree in tool and dye making. He had 2 sons and 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. We are posting this in his memory to thank him for his years of faithful service to His Lord and our church. His absence is already felt!
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Ruby Neier faithfully served as the wife of previous pastor, Malcolm Neier, who pastored CMBC for many years back in the 1970’s. Ruby was called home to be with her Savior and to be reunited with her husband in 2021.
Pastor Tanselle, and his wife, Barbara, served as one of the former pastors and pastor’s wives of CMBC in the 1970’s & 1980’s. He was a faithful servant of the Lord.
Many other servants of the Lord have served faithfully at CMBC over the 151+ years that the church has stood as a beacon of the gospel light in this farming community. Unfortunately, we don’t have good pictures of many of them. But we are indeed greatful for the faithful, godly heritage of the many who have served in past years to maintain this fellowship of believers and to spread the gospel around the world.