Leadership

Meet our Pastors, Staff, Elders and Deacons.

David Greiner

Lead Pastor

David (Pastor Dave) is no stranger to Payson having served as the Lead Pastor of Mountain Bible from 1994-2004. During their time away, David and his wife Patty planted a church in Yuma where he served as lead pastor for six and a half years. After their time in Yuma, David served as Pastor of Pauma Valley Community Church in California for five and a half years.


Contact David@Mountainbible.org


Kraig Jones

Associate Pastor

Kraig has been ministering at MBC for twenty years. Kraig and his wife, Pam have three children and five grandchildren. Kraig's passion is teaching the Word of God, discipleship, and helping people grow closer to Jesus through various ministries. Some of his favorite things to do outside the office are tennis, hiking, golf, listening to music and reading.


Contact Kraig@Mountainbible.org

Ryan Lashua

Student Ministries Pastor

Ryan grew up just north of Payson in Pine, Arizona and later attended Southwestern College/Arizona University. He met his beautiful wife Kassie when he was seventeen. They have been married since 2008 and have two children, a daughter named Emma and a son named Micah. Ryan's interests include: discipling students, reading, music, movies, apologetics, sports, video games, good food, good conversations, and close relationships.


Contact Ryan@mountainbible.com

Adriane Blanco

Worship Pastor

Adriane is a native of Arizona and has been a worship leader and church planter for several churches across the state. He met his wife Catherine at Grand Canyon University and they have three daughters and one son, all with interests in the performing arts. Adriane enjoys songwriting and has recorded two Christian music albums of original songs. Outside of the worship arts, Adriane enjoys acting in musicals, plays, and film. He also enjoys the study of martial arts, such as Kung Fu and Tai Chi.


Contact Adriane@Mountainbible.org

Felicia Moore

Children's Ministry Director

Felicia has been in children's ministry for 10 years and the director for 5 years. She is passionate for all children to know God's Word and to feel His unconditional love for them! She is married to her best friend Brandon, and they have five amazing children and one grandson. Felicia loves living an active life from working out, hiking, playing softball and is very passionate about serving others. Felicia will always be the one to make you smile with positive encouragement or her quick sense of humor.


Contact Felicia@Mountainbible.org

Brendilee DeSoto

Church Secretary

Brendilee grew up in the church in Southern California. She raised two sons and one daughter in CA.  She has two grandsons and her husband has one granddaughter. The Lord brought her to Payson in April 2015 where she resides with her husband David. She enjoys walks, bike rides, horses, gardening, "organizing", music and singing. Whenever possible it is her joy to travel and visit family in CA and OR. 


Contact Office@Mountainbible.org

Elders

Elders are spiritual leaders, or shepherds of the church. They provide an essential role in oversight of all financial, organizational, and spiritual matters. The elders at Mountain Bible can serve three year staggered terms and are selected and voted on by the congregation. 

  • Jim Olsson

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  • Dan Finnman

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  • Jesse Clark

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  • Brian Goble

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  • Mike Foil

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  • Craig Mathews

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Deacons

The word "deacon" means servant. Deacons serve by providing oversight in the practical and physical needs of the church. The Deacons at Mountain Bible can serve three year staggered terms and are selected and voted on by the congregation. 

  • Corky Schumacher

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  • Ric Davies

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  • Don Carpenter

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  • Barry Jones

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  • Durk Lynch

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  • Alan MacKay

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  • Josh Parks

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  • Dave Yoder

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  • Scott Reger

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  • Dean Younker

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