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.
Associate Pastor/Ministry Coordinator – Che came on staff in 2011 as the Ministry Coordinator and was ordained by Scranton Road Bible Church in May of 2013. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, he has lived in Atlanta most of his life and only recently moved to Cleveland on 2010. Che and his wife, Debbie, enjoy taking advantage of Cleveland’s art and music, hiking and the local food scene. Some of their favorite places to go are the art museum, Cleveland Orchestra, Blossom Music Center, and Playhouse Square. But most importantly, they enjoy spending time with their daughter Chloe, who they welcomed into the world in December 2014. In addition to his responsibilities overseeing the staff of SRBC, Che helps lead the young adult group called “216” where you can always count on hearing him quote two of his favorite authors, Dallas Willard and C.S. Lewis.
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.