Meet the staff of MBC:
Lead Pastor Jeff Beckley
Jeff became MBC's Associate in Youth and Family Ministries in 2011 and Lead Pastor in 2020. Jeff is married to Shannon, and they have five kids, Joselyn, Mya, Gianna, Mack, and Duke. Jeff is a graduate of Cedarville University and Grace Seminary and brings a heart for students and their families. God has given him a passion and prayer to help students develop a faith that lasts and is firmly rooted in Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:23). He hopes to help students start a relationship with God, strengthen a relationship with God, and serve God.
Jeff’s hobbies include going on dates with his wife (that can be a hobby right?), watching & playing sports, playing games and watching Disney movies with his kids, writing, thrift store shopping, and trying to make people laugh. Pastor Jeff has written a devotional book on the Psalms called “Bottom Line”. Bottom Line is filled with real life lessons, hard-hitting challenges, humorous tales, and exciting interaction with the book of Psalms. Tweens, teenagers, and young adults alike will find this devotional powerful and life changing.
Associate Pastor Jacob Coolidge
Jacob became MBC’s Associate Pastor in 2020. Jacob married his wife Carolyn in July of 2018. Jacob has an undergraduate and M.Div. from Cedarville University, where he graduated in 2020. God has given him a desire to care for and minister to students and families in the community. Jacob has a passion for discipleship and is eager to see the impact that discipleship and community outreach will have on Columbus. Jacob knows that life is full of struggles, suffering, and obstacles but wants to remind people that we have the ability to find true rest and satisfaction in the Lord (Hebrews 4:1-13).
Jacob’s hobbies include going on long drives with his wife, watching movies, reading, all things sports, playing video games with his friends, and finding the humor in everything. Pastor Jacob is active on twitter and other social media sites.
Pastor Emeritus Tom Wright
Pastor Tom Wright has been the senior pastor of MBC for 41 years. He and his wife Sue have four children and thirteen grandchildren. Pastor Wright is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Trinity College, and Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pa. He enjoys football, basketball (Go Bucks!!), soccer, swimming, water skiing (well, he used to be able to do that!) and along with Sue...camping, hiking, biking, and reading! Both Pastor and Sue love to serve along with all the people at MBC. Pastor Wright is committed to intentional discipleship.
I believe that one should not live life without knowing Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us in John 3 that unless a person is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. It is an overwhelming realization to come to...that we are sinners, and that God is absolutely Holy. Astounding as it may sound to us, God in love sacrificed His only unique Son on the cross that we might be saved. God calls on us to repent of our sins and to place all of our trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. If there is an emptiness in your heart today, only Jesus Christ can fill it. I encourage you to put your complete trust in Christ alone without delay. If we can help you on your spiritual journey we would count it a privilege to do so.