Senior Pastor

Dan Barfell came to PHBC in July 2003 after 16 years of ministry at churches in southern Ohio, Florida, and a Christian school in Indiana. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and received his M.A. in Ministry from Moody Graduate School. Dan and his wife Elena have 3 sons (Andrew, Eric and John) and 1 daughter (Kaitie). Dan’s number one ministry goal is to help people find and follow Jesus Christ. He loves to preach and brings messages that are clear, practical and biblical. He is energized by relating with people and his engaging, relational personality is contagious!

Children’s Pastor

Pam grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been blessed to serve in her home church for over 40 years. She graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Christian Education, and has had additional training in counseling. Pam’s desire is to create an atmosphere of love, fun and creative learning from God’s Word that will help equip children to face the world with Jesus as their Savior and guide. Her other passion is to see every person serving the Lord using their God-given gifts. People can experience great joy as they have the privilege of serving our awesome God.

NextGen Pastor

Dan Adams grew up in Parma,
and his wife, Grace, was raised in Cleveland, so Northeast Ohio is home. They were married in 2001, and absolutely love serving Christ and His Church together.
Dan received his education and training from years of discipleship and ministry in his home church and Cedarville University, where he studied Pastoral Ministry. He began his ministry with PHBC the summer of 2010. Dan’s passion is to encourage and equip families while helping students find and follow Jesus Christ. Dan and Grace have three wonderful daughters – Alayna, Alexa, and Alivia.

Executive Pastor

The Andersons came to PHBC during the blustery snow and cold of January 2009. Kraig’s wife Kristin was his college sweetheart, and they’ve been married since 1993. They have two fantastic sons: Michael and Tim. Michael attends BGSU. Tim, a graduate of the University of Mount Union, works in Cleveland and recently married his PHBC youth group sweetheart, Brittany. Kraig has a degree in Music Education from Minnesota State University Mankato, and was a high school band director prior to God calling him into ministry in 2000. He received additional theological and leadership training through Bethel Seminary, and the Executive Pastor’s Coaching Network Program. Kraig loves serving the Lord and people through this dual role of overseeing ministries, operations and worship.

Christian Schools

Dave was born and raised in Girard, Ohio, although according to him he has never grown up. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Taylor University, and a Master of Arts in Education from Malone College. He has served in Christian School Ministry for over 20 years at Christian schools in Willoughby, OH and Jacksonville, FL. His lovely wife is the former Mary Joan Barker of New Castle, PA, and they have three terrific sons – Logan, Lucas, and Evan. Dave wishes to see the entire church body at PHBC live out our Mission Statement: “To help people find and follow Jesus Christ.”

Preschool Director

Originally from North Carolina, Jen has lived in the greater Cleveland area for the last 20 years, graduating from Parma High School and meeting her husband, Dave, while attending classes at Tri-C. Jen has served in various capacities at a few local churches before making PHBC her home church in 2010. While serving in Women’s Ministries, Jen’s three children, Isaac, Skylar, and Summer began their education journey at Sonshine Preschool where they came to love the ministry therein. With a background and strength in administration and a heart for ministry, Jen is eager to welcome children and their families into the Sonshine Preschool Family.


Connections Pastor

Since elementary school, Tim has been a part of the ministry at PHBC. Tim received his Master of Architecture from Kent State University, married his wife Cara and began practicing architecture in 1994. They have two children, Madison and Jacob. Tim was a partner at one of Cleveland’s premier architectural firms, until he felt the call to serve God more with his life. In 2012, Tim left the partnership, and he and Cara were appointed by the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) Project Office division as a full-time missionary architect. Tim also serves on the PHBC leadership team in the area of discipleship and leadership development.

Young Adults Pastor

Matt was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Anderson University in Christian Ministries and later attended Ashland Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling. Matt feels amazingly blessed to have served God in a variety of places and capacities, such as an Associate Pastor, a Senior Pastor, a school administrator for a Catholic High School in Cleveland, and a police chaplain. Currently, Matt is the owner of Moriah Counseling and Consulting, a Christian counseling agency in North Royalton, and is the Campus Pastor for Indiana Wesleyan University, Cleveland Campus. Matt is married to Sheri and they have four children; Mackenzie, Maelei, Matthew, and Montgomarie.