OUR STAFF

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MICHAEL SHAFRAN

Senior Pastor

E-mail: michaels@mmbcmail.com

Michael Shafran is our Senior Pastor. He graduated with his Master of Divinity from Capital Bible Seminary and earned his Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  
 
Before coming to Mount Moriah, he served as a pastor in Baltimore, Maryland for 8 1/2 years and served on the leadership team for Baltimore Baptist Association. He is passionate about adoption and serves on the affiliate board for America World Adoption. 
 
He is the husband of Julie and father of Michael, Anna, Will, and Emma. 
 
When not studying, he enjoys just being with his family, good coffee, traveling, fishing, hunting, and watching Pittsburgh Steeler football. 

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HANK BATES

Youth Pastor

E-mail: hankb@mmbcmail.com

Hank is working full time as our youth pastor while attending Midwestern Seminary online in pursuit of his undergrad and masters degrees. 

Hank Bates is married to Gerry-Ann, and they have two children: Simon and Henry.  They are currently working towards bringing Simon home from Uganda.

Hank & Gerry-Ann met briefly at Mount Moriah in 2006 when Hank visited with a friend. They were reintroduced at Mount Moriah in 2011 and were married in the church in 2014. Hank and Gerry-Ann left the church briefly for Hank to accept a youth minister's position in a nearby town. Hank later moved to Africa to foster their son towards adoption and to assist Gerry-Ann's father in missions and church planting.  Upon returning home, Hank was hired at Mount Moriah and both he and Gerry-Ann feel that they have finally come home.

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AMY BURKE

Children's Ministry Leader

E-mail: amyb@mmbcmail.com

Amy Burke is our Children's Ministry Leader.  She graduated from Clemson with a degree in Speech and Communication Studies (B.A.) and has a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

She is the wife of Chris and the mama of Wyatt, Silas, Clara, and Jasper.

Amy loves coffee, audiobooks, and finding teachable moments to point children to God's grace.

MELISSA HOOD

Ministry Assistant

E-mail: melissa@mmbcmail.com

Melissa grew up in Cheddar, South Carolina, not far from Powdersville.  After graduating from Palmetto High School, she earned a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Lander University.  She earned her certification as Ministry Assistant in March of 2005.

Melissa has been a member of Mount Moriah since 2001 and has served as the Ministry Assistant since 2005.  She and her husband Tommy have two children, Drew and Anna.

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JULIE SHAFRAN

Ministry Assistant

E-mail: julies@mmbcmail.com

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SUE HOOPER

Financial Administrative Assistant

E-mail: sueh@mmbcmail.com

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LEIGH DOYLE

Technology Administrative Assistant

E-mail: leighd@mmbcmail.com

OUR ELDERS

REGGIE CHRISTOPHER

DEE MCCRAW

GENE MERRITT

GREG WRIGHT

OUR DEACONS
Chris

CHRIS BURKE
Communion and Baptisms

Tommy

TOMMY HOOD
Building and Grounds

Fred

FRED PINSON
Finances

Gary

GARY STYLES
Security