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 – Mark and his family moved to the neighborhood from Tennessee in 2011. He
and his family began attending Scranton Road Bible Church in 2017 and he was hired on staff in Spring
2018. He and his wife have 4 children — 3 boys and 1 girl. They love to go camping whenever they
get a chance and have enjoyed exploring Ohio State Parks over the past 7 years. In his free time
Mark loves to play board games, read, and he is trying to teach himself how to play the banjo.
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.