Senior Pastor – Pastor Joe first came to Cleveland in 1974 as a sports writer before he felt called to enter into ministry. After serving through Youth for Christ for 11 1/2 years, with 8 years in urban ministry, he came to Scranton Road Bible Church in 1988 and began serving as Senior Pastor in 1992. He and his wife Debbie have two adult sons, Jeremy and Chad. Pastor Joe continues to write in his free time and read books by favorite authors such as Philip Yancey and biographies of all kinds.
…and he still roots for his hometown, Detroit.
Youth Ministry Director – Since 2008 Eloy has been serving as the Youth Ministry Director and has been co-leading the Good News Kids Ministry since 2006, alongside his wife Diane. They were married in 1998 and have 6 children of their own, ranging from toddlers to teens. Eloy was born and raised in New York City and can usually be spotted in the congregation by his Yankee’s paraphernalia. In his spare time he enjoys reading, carpentry, repairing and remodeling, and watching movies with his family.
Worship Ministry Leader – Holly came on staff as Worship Ministry Leader in 2014. She has a degree in Young Adult English Language Arts Education and still occasionally teaches or tutors in that field. The best part of her job at Scranton is working with the musicians and sound technicians as a team and having the chance to not only make great music together, but also to support and pray for one another as brothers and sisters. Holly and her husband, Matt, enjoy running, traveling, and taking advantage of the great culinary scene in Cleveland. They welcomed their son, Elliott, into the world in the spring of 2016.