Brad Jury, Senior Pastor
When Brad was five he crossed the line of faith by believing upon Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Growing up in a Christian home he was encouraged to pursue the calling of God on his life. While preparing for pastoral ministry at a Christian college Brad met Jennifer. Soon it became clear that God had carefully placed them together to serve Him as a ministry team. In 1999, they began serving God together in Rochester, New Hampshire where Brad served as Assistant Pastor. Later, the Lord led them to Denver, Colorado and Indianapolis, Indiana where he continued to serve as Assistant Pastor. In 2009, the Lord called Brad to Providence Baptist Church where he began his relationship with PBC as Senior Pastor.The Lord has blessed Brad & Jennifer with Kyle (16), Carter (13), Kassia (11) and Cana, (6). Brad’s desire is to see Providence Baptist Church expand its impact for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a needy community while deepening their love for Christ through Word-centered Christ-exalting Grace-driven ministry. Brad also serves as a Secondary Bible Teacher at Northside Christian School, Westerville and is a Chaplain at the Ohio Statehouse through Capitol Commission of Ohio (http://www.CapitolCom.org/Ohio).
Nathan Golden, Deacon
Nathan is a native of Florida and grew up in a home that was deeply influenced by the Word of God. Through God’s great mercy, he found new life in the atoning work of Christ. He met Vanessa, his wife, in college and together they have two beautiful daughters, Amelia and Molly. The Lord has led their family all around the country, from West Virginia to Utah and ultimately to Ohio. They are thankful for the grace-filled fellowship of the believers at PBC.
David Reed, Deacon
David was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and frequently attended the church where his parents were members. Without a clear presentation of the Gospel, David had no understanding of who Jesus was or the price He paid for our redemption. David finished high school and was off to college, but it wasn’t until after college that God opened David’s spiritual eyes through the testimony of a co-worker. With the simple declaration, “Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins,” David experienced an instantaneous spiritual transformation that answered the question he had once asked himself as a teen in church, “Who is this who bled and died?” At that moment, he remembers the spirit within him saying, “I agree!” Not long afterward he met his future wife, Andrea, who was a Christian, and they were later married and began their walk together in the Lord which ultimately led to becoming members of Providence Baptist Church. David and Andrea have two grown children, Jordan and Kristin.
Steve Black, Deacon
Steve was born in Pennsylvania, the youngest of 5. He grew up in a Bible-believing church and Christian school. At a young age, Steve placed his trust in God receiving God’s gracious pardon for his sins and the righteousness of Christ. Steve moved to Columbus to graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Technology. Soon after arriving in Columbus, Steve heard about Providence Baptist Church. Because of the depth and passion of the preaching and teaching of the Scriptures, he was drawn to partner with Providence Baptist Church striving to show others the Gospel grace that God has given him.