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Dr. Mark Pearson, Assistant Pastor

Mark hails from Greeneville, Tennessee. He was a member of the Pride of the Southland band at the Univeristy of Tennesee and holds a bachelor’s degree in music education, a master’s in marriage and family therapy, and a Master of Divinity degree. He also earned a Doctor of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in…

Bobby Roberts, Assistant Pastor/Interim Youth Director

Bobby was born and raised in Asheville, NC and graduated from North Carolina State University in 2015 where he met his now-wife, Annie. In 2020, Bobby graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte with a Masters of Divinity. Bobby and Annie now have two little girls and love being here in Johnson City. In addition…

Jonnie Siemens, Children’s Ministry Director

Jonnie was born and raised in Southwest Virginia, then spent two decades in Sacramento, California before returning to the Tri-Cities in 2021. Jonnie joined our staff in August 2023, bringing with her over thirty years of experience in children’s and youth programming. Jonnie is a graduate of California State University – Sacramento, with a BA…

Doug Hornsby, Facilities Maintenance Coordinator

Doug was born and raised in Auburn-Opelika, Alabama.  He is a veteran who served a decade in the United States Air Force and a former football/baseball coach, landscape operator, and fitness instructor. Doug served in healthcare for over 30 years and, with his wife, is the  co-founder of Johnson County Pregnancy Center. He is an…

Rebecca Horvath, Administrative Assistant

Rebecca grew up in Marion, Virginia, then spent several years in Charlotte, NC, before moving to Johnson City in 2003. She is a 1997 graduate of Wingate University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is a writer, editor, and an active volunteer in her children’s schools. Rebecca joined our staff in 2022. She and…

Kelly Weems, ELP Director

Kelly is a Johnson City native and a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She has served as Director of the Early Learning Program since 2022. Kelly and her husband, Doug, are the parents of three boys.

David Hale, Choir Director

Born in Miami, Florida, David has served churches as music director in Florida, Texas, Kentucky and Tennessee . He holds a BM in Music Education from Carson-Newman College, MCM from Southwestern Theological Seminary and MM from Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to serving churches he has served as Chairman of the Music Department at Clear Creek Baptist College and served on the music faculties of Eastern Kentucky University, Tusculum College and East Tennessee State University.
David and his wife Becky enjoy traveling and have visited all seven continents. They live in Elizabethton and have one son Doug who lives with his family in Scottsboro, Alabama.

Dr. David Brickle, Pianist

David joined the staff of Westminster Presbyterian Church as pianist during the summer of 2020. He is also an Assistant Professor of Music at Milligan University teaching piano and music theory. Previously, he served as pianist for Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, FL for six years. His academic credentials include Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance as well as completion of the Graduate Specialized Studies Program in Pedagogy of Music Theory at Florida State University. He completed his undergraduate studies in his home state of South Carolina earning a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at the University of South Carolina.

Sherrill Gibson, Church Organist

Sherrill Gibson has extensive experience as a Music Director and organist, serving churches in Tennessee, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida. Additionally, he has served as music teacher at Providence Academy here in Johnson City. Sherill holds a Bachelor in Science from ETSU and a Master of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with…

Julie Bicknell, Financial Secretary

Julie is a lifelong resident of Johnson City, TN. She attended East Tennessee State University majoring in Accounting and worked for twenty years in financials before joining the staff at Westminster in 2010.
She married her childhood sweetheart Bob in April 1990. Bob volunteered in Children’s Ministry until 2015 and is currently employed as a computer programmer at Ballad Health. Together they have been blessed to raise a nephew, take care of family, and shelter numerous rescue animals.

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