I have been married to Amey for 19 wonderful years. Amey and I have raised four children and are exited to watch our only grandchild (so far), Nyko grow to be strong in the Lord! We are excited that God has called us to Bright Christian Church where I have the privilege of serving as Lead Pastor. I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees at Cincinnati Christian University. I completed my Master of Divinity in Pastoral Leadership in May 2019. I love to help people grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ and I have a passion for missions both in the United States and Internationally. Amey is very gifted at leading women and helping them overcome habits, hurts and hangups. She is my greatest partner in ministry! Together, we will love and lead the BCC family.
Jeff grew up in Delhi and is a graduate of Oak Hills High School and Cincinnati Christian University. He and his wife, Johnnie, live near ECHS and are the parents of three grown children, and one grandchild. Jeff enjoys Saddlebred horses, sports, and music. When approached to come lead Bright, Jeff felt the call to combine his years of solid ministry experience with the potential and opportunity that exists at Bright Church, in order to make a difference for Christ's Kingdom. Jeff loves to witness the life change that people undergo as they discover God's grace and begin to grow closer to Him. That never gets old and it drives him daily in his conversations with all the people he encounters to Love God. Love People. Impact the World.
Gary has a passion for people, sports, fitness and God. Mix them together and we have his dream ministry position. Gary harbors a deep love for all things creative, including creating fun, exciting and inspiring sporting environments to share the love of God with people. He graduated from Cincinnati Christian University with a BS in Christian Ministries with a focus on Children and Youth Ministries. If Gary could pick one sport to play it's volleyball. He and his wife Tangi coached together at the collegiate level and played sand volleyball for many years. They enjoy watching their 4 children play basketball, volleyball and swimming.
When Gary isn't dreaming up new ideas to connect people to Jesus, he enjoys visiting other countries, going on mission trips (43 and still counting), meeting new people, designing new landscaping ideas, gardening, kayaking, fishing and going out for dinner.
If he could be anywhere, Gary would find himself outdoors with his wife, four kids, and their labradoodle—a camera in one hand and a hot dark roast in the other.
Ashley has been attending Bright for nearly 16 years. She began leading worship when she was 17 for Bright's Youth Ministry and at Women's Ministry events. She graduated from CCU with a degree in Psychology and Biblical Studies. She also focused her study on counseling with a biblical perspective.
Ashley recently worked for a church as the worship leader, and her passion for worship ministry only continued to grow. She also worked for another ministry in Price Hill helping women overcome trauma and addiction. Ashley has a passion for helping people worship the Lord more intimately; both in a corporate worship setting or helping others grow individually in their walk with the Lord.
New to the area, Justin moved into Harrison, Ohio in the summer of 2019. Justin grew up inside of a ministry family with his father as a senior minister in Columbia, Missouri for the majority of his life. Justin is the youngest and tallest of five children in his family. Justin has a great passion for student ministry, lost people, and building relationships with those around him to help guide others in love toward God.
Justin finished his Master’s in Strategic Ministry with a specialization in Youth Ministry from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. He grew up visiting the Smokies and views it as a home away from home. Justin loves hiking, ultimate frisbee, and soccer. He looks forward to helping students become lifelong disciples by partnering with families to help expand God’s kingdom.
Mandi has a passion for children and families as well as a servant's heart. Her desire is for all to know Jesus and His love for them. She has served as the Bright Christian Preschool director since 2006. She partnered with Bright Christian Church as well as Bright Christian Preschool to serve the Bright Community. After feeling called to Children's Ministry, Mandi has become the Children's Ministry director of BCC to continue serving the Lord and connecting the community, children and families to Jesus.
Mandi graduated from Cincinnati Bible College with a degree in Biblical studies as well as Christian Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood. Mandi is married to Tim, a man with a servant's heart. Tim and Mandi have four adventurous, fun-loving and compassionate boys. The Carrs moved to Bright in 2004 and started attending BCC. The Carrs have been involved in many youth activities, Bible studies, small groups and service projects.
Mandi's goal and hope is to continue to connect children, families, and the Bright Community to Jesus and BCC!
Linda lives in the Bright community and has been on staff at Bright Church since June of 1990. Linda and her husband Carl have two grown children (BJ & Maria), and four beautiful grandchildren (Canaan, Ezra, Lainey, and Ivy) who fill their lives with great joy. Linda enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, dancing, being creative, and admiring God’s magnificent creation.
In her position as office manager, she feels blessed to get to work with a staff and leadership team as well as serve with a church family who follow Bright's mission to Love God, Love People, and Impact our World and is thankful Bright Christian Church teaches with a sound biblical doctrine. Linda has a passion for missions, appreciates opportunities to travel on mission trips, and is grateful for all who work on the mission field making disciples.
Mona has been a part of the BCC family since 2007. She retired from her full-time job at a CPA firm in 2016 to care for her husband, Steve, who had cancer. He passed away two months later. Since then she has traveled a bit and moved to Bright to be closer to friends and family. In 2019, a part-time office position at the church became available and Mona felt called to apply. She feels blessed to be able to work at a place dear to her heart. Mona has three grown children and 10 grandchildren to love on.
Tina began working in the office at Bright Church in 2016. She loves her job and considers it a joy to get to work with a great staff team and to serve her church family. She loves helping with the senior citizen ministry and the Grief Share support group.
Tina was born and raised in Bright, attended East Central High School, and took classes at UC Blue Ash. She moved away and came back in 2010 and began attending BCC. She is married to Tony and they have 4 children and 1 grandchild.
Betty was born here in Bright, Indiana and has lived here all her life. She and her twin sister, Patsy, share a home together on State Line Road. She volunteered as treasurer for Bright Christian Church for 20 years while working her regular job as an accountant. After retirement, she and Patsy ran a catering business for 10 years. Now she is enjoying working with Rhonda as co-treasurer for Bright Christian Church again.
Rhonda Posey has been a member of Bright since 1997. She has lived in the area her entire life, and was married to Randy for 31 years before his passing in 2012. Rhonda has two children, Ryan (teaching in Spain) and Rachel (a teacher at Bright Elementary) and two beautiful grandchildren, Lilianna and Lincoln. Rachel is married to Zac Strobl. Rhonda also serves as a board member of Bright Christian Preschool. She loves to travel and spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Jacquie is the housekeeper here at Bright Church. Jacquie sees her position as Housekeeper as her personal ministry. Jacquie believes that the cleanliness of Bright Church is important because it could make a good first impression for someone visiting the church for the first time. As the old saying goes, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” Jacquie's husband, Mike Wood (Woody) helps with the cleaning of this large venue. Jacquie has 2 daughters and 5 granddaughters, and enjoys visiting the beach and mountains with her family.
My wife Jacquie and I have been members of Bright Christian Church since 1992. I currently help Jacquie clean the church and I am in charge of cleaning the Sports & Fitness Center. I also drive a school bus for Sunman Dearborn Community Schools.
I went into the Navy right out of High School. After serving for 5 years I worked as a Letter Carrier, retiring after 35 years.
I love the beach, the mountains and traveling. I have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.