Senior Pastor

My spiritual journey began at a very young age. I grew up in a Christian home and was raised under the teaching of the Word of God. I came to know Christ as my Savior at the age of six after attending the baptisms of two family members. Their baptisms led me to ask my dad what it meant to be a Christian, and through that conversation he led me to the Lord. I am passionate about ministry because I am passionate about Jesus. I believe the more we fall in love with Jesus, the more we will fall in love with the things that He loves. I have been a Senior Pastor since 2001 and involved in church ministry since I was 19 years old. I am as passionate today about the Church as I have ever been. I believe healthy churches are growing churches, and am passionate about leading the church to maximum impact for His glory. Since October of 2001, I have had the privilege of serving as Senior Pastor in three growing churches across Michigan. I believe that God has called pastors to lead His church by example and word. God has primarily gifted in me in areas of leadership and preaching. It is my desire to be an enabler and an encourager to the body of Christ in becoming fully devoted followers of Him. My wife Charlene and I were married in 2002, and we have one son whom we adopted in 2014 named Chase.


Associate 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 has his B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Cedarville University. He began his ministry with PHBC the summer of 2010. Dan’s passion is to encourage and equip families while helping people find and follow Jesus Christ. Dan and Grace have three wonderful daughters – Alayna, Alexa, and Alivia.


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.


Youth Director

Matt Vince grew up near Dayton, Ohio. He felt God’s call into full-time ministry when he was a freshman in high school and has been serving in some capacity ever since. He met his wife, Bethany, while both were working at Skyview Ranch. Matt and Bethany were both greatly impacted by strong youth ministries in their home churches while they were teens and desire to create a similar atmosphere where students embrace their faith as their own, making their relationship with Christ their #1 priority. Matt has a degree from Liberty University in Christian Ministry with a minor in Biblical Studies. Matt and Bethany spend most of their free time trying to keep up with their three spirited children: Bella, Xander, and Nora.


Connections Pastor


Tim has been a part of the ministry of PHBC since childhood. Tim received his Master of Architecture from Kent State University, married his wife, Cara, and began practicing architecture in 1994. Tim was a partner at one of Cleveland’s premiere firms until he felt the call to serve God in a new way. In 2012, Tim and Cara were appointed by the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism’s (ABWE) Project Office as a full-time missionary architect and team leader. Tim serves at PHBC as the Connections Pastor, where he helps the church family connect with the community, our guests, and one another.


Interim Christian Schools Administrator

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 the 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.”


Pastor of Discipleship and Missions

Dave Buncher serves as Pastor of Discipleship and Missions, along with other general pastoral duties. Dave has an extensive church ministry background and his experience and skill set adds great value and depth to our pastoral staff. Previously, Dave served as a church planter and Senior Pastor of LifePoint Chapel in Broadview Heights, Youth Pastor and Worship Leader at The Gospel House Church in Walton Hills, and has served as Camp Director for Brigade Camp at Stony Glen Camp since 2011. Dave and his wife, Laura, met and were married at PHBC in 1998.


Worship Coordinator

Ron Nelson is currently the director of the Worship Choir and Worship Orchestra in addition to his duties in worship service planning and leading. Previously, he has directed both the Youth and Adult Handbell Choirs. Ron has served in a variety of capacities on the Deacon Board. Prior to PHBC, Ron spent 8 years as Coordinator of Music Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Danville, PA, and 4 years as Choir Director at the First Baptist Church of Titusville, PA. He has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. Outside of PHBC, Ron is a regular member of the Swingtime Big Band and has also played in the pit orchestras of numerous youth and community theaters. Ron is married to his wife, Jayne, and they have one son (Jon). Most importantly, Ron has been a follower of Jesus Christ since his preteen years. He is honored to be able to serve PHBC in this capacity as a part of our Worship Arts ministry.