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 there #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 spirited daughter, Isabella, and young son Alexander.


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.


Christian Schools Administrator

Sarah grew up in northeast Ohio and met her husband, Gary, when they both attended Ashland University. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Mathematics and has been in the education world since 2002. She taught mathematics at the middle and high school level, and also spent time working at both Sonshine Preschool and PHCA prior to accepting the position of Christian Schools Administrator. Sonshine Preschool is what drew Gary and Sarah to attending and eventually becoming members at PHBC. Gary and Sarah have three sons – Elijah, Nathaniel, and Micah – who attended PHCA when they were in elementary school.