David 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.
Kraig has been ministering at MBC for seventeen years. Kraig and his wife, Pam have three children. Kraig's passion is teaching the Word of God, discipleship, and helping those with hurts, hang-ups and habits through Celebrate Recovery. Some of his favorite things to do outside the office are tennis, hiking, golf, music and reading.
Pastor Carmelo es ministro por los pasados 39 años. Es Pastor por los pasados 27 años. Se casó con su esposa Ruth Andujar y llevan 44 años casados. Tienen 3 hijos, cuatro nietas y un nieto. El Señor le permitió ir al Seminario por 4 años, luego estudiar para obtener el Bachillerato, Maestría y el Doctorado en Teología. La pasión del Pastor Carmelo es enseñar la palabra de Dios, leer libros, discipular y ayudar aquellos que necesitan de Dios. Algunas de las cosas que le gusta hacer en su tiempo libre es navegar en botes, la pesca y pasar tiempo con su esposa Ruth y la familia.
Pastor Carmelo has been a Minister for the past 39 years. He has been a Pastor for the past 27 years. He and his wife Ruth Andujar have been married 44 years. They have 3 children, four granddaughters and a grandson. The Lord allowed him to go to Seminary for 4 years, then get the Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate in Theological Studies. Pastor Carmelo's passion is teaching the Word of God, reading books, discipling and helping those in need of God. Some of the things that he likes to do in his free time is fishing and spending time with the family.
Ryan grew up just north of Payson in Pine, Arizona. He met his beautiful wife Kassie when he was seventeen. They have been married since 2008 and have a precious daughter named Emma. His interests include: discipling students, reading, music, movies, apologetics, sports, video games, good food, good conversations, and close relationships.
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, 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.
Felicia is passionate for all children to know God's Word and truth and to feel His unconditional love for each of them! Felicia has been in children's ministry for 10 years and the director for 5 years. She is married to her best friend Brandon, and they have five amazing children. Felicia loves living an active life from working out, hiking, playing softball and is very passionate about serving others. She currently has 4 kids at home who keep her busy and are very active in sports. Along with being the children's director, she and Brandon are blessed to have their own businesses. Felicia will always be the one to make you smile with positive encouragement or her quick sense of humor.
Penny is the church’s bookkeeper. She loves numbers and enjoys what she does. Penny and her husband Mark have been married for 30 wonderful years and are the proud grandparents of little “Ronnie”, their first grandbaby. They love the outdoors and love to camp, hike and are thankful to live in Payson. They also have a heart for Missions and the homeless. Penny has a “Coat Ministry” so if you have any extra you’re not using, she’ll take them off your hands.
Brendilee grew up in the church in Southern California. She has raised 2 sons and 1 daughter and she has 1 grandson. The Lord brought her to Payson in April 2015 where she resides with her wonderful husband David. She enjoys walks, bike rides, horses, gardening, music and singing. Whenever possible it is her joy to travel to visit family in California. It is a privilege and a blessing to be part of the MBC Leadership Team.