740-389-2910
1550 Richland Road
Marion, Ohio 43302

OUR STAFF

PASTORS

Lead Pastors - Perry & Lois Payne

perrystaffPastors Perry and Lois Payne consider it an great privilege to serve as Senior Leaders for Marion Christian Center. They are both from this area of Ohio. They were married in 1983, love one another deeply, and are best friends. They are blessed with three daughters and one son-in-law. They are both graduates of Ohio State University. Pastor Perry served in the Financial Management area for various companies and the Marion City Government before coming on staff at the Center as Family Life Pastor in 1996. Pastor Lois has been a part of the Center since 1981 and has been greatly involved in the arts, prophetic, Schools of Ministry, leadership, Pastoral care, and being a friend. Their heart desire is to see Jesus glorified in His people and to see people find the promise of Jesus that He has come that they may have life and have it to the fullest, John 10:10.

Associate Pastor - Children, Community Connections, Media, Marriage - Tom Stimson

tomstaffTom was born in Grove City, Ohio. God called him into Youth Ministry the summer after he graduated High School in 1991. Tom got his start as a Tentmaker-trained Youth Pastor in Minneapolis, MN where he met his wife Shiloh in 1997. Since their wedding in 1998, they have made their home in Central Ohio and today they have 4 amazing children! Tom has been on staff with MCC since 2013.

Tom believes that ministry with children is one of the MOST IMPORTANT things that the church must pay attention to. He is excited about how God is calling us to CHEER ON the children in our midst by speaking words of GRACE, TRUTH, and HOPE into their lives. God is calling our children to do MIGHTY things for His glory and for His kingdom! Tom is also building connections to enrich our community with the Gospel of Jesus by seeking ways to serve our community. In addition, Tom is helping to build strong marriages in our community.  Tom knows how strong marriages build strong families, which in turn build strong communities.  Media is a major part of our world today so Tom assists with our marketing and social media.  We are blessed to have him as a part of our staff team.

STAFF MEMBERS

Angie Bush

Student Ministry Director

Angie Bush

 

Mike & Jean Curtis

Music Directors 

 Mike & Jean Curtis

 

Annette Taylor

Nursery Supervisor

Annette Taylor



Denny Ferguson

Friday Night at the Center Coordinator

Denny Ferguson

Josue Feliciano

Maintenance

Josue Feliciano

Bill Boles

Custodian

Bill Boles

Steve Amstutz

Accounting Clerk 

Steve Amstutz

Mardee Lang

Accounting Clerk 

Mardee Lang