Mark has been our senior pastor since 1996. He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, and spent most of his growing up years out in the country where his family raised quarter horses. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior his senior year of high school. After high school he attended Murray State University to study construction engineering, but in the spring of his freshman year God dramatically called him into vocational ministry.
He met his wife, Nancy, in late 1983 and they married soon thereafter. They have two wonderful children: Ryan, an Air Force pilot, and Sarah, who lives and works in Sierra Vista with their beautiful granddaughter.
Mission Action Pastor
Larry and his wife, Susan, have been members of VMBC since 1994 and have been involved in mission work since 1997. Larry accepted Christ as a youth and became interested in sharing the Gospel full time in 1989 and was ordained as a Deacon in Tucson in 1990.
As Mission Pastor, Larry believes that missions is a very rewarding way to serve our God, and to be in obedience to Acts 1:8 and the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 to go and make disciples. Missions is not something a church does, it is something a church is.
In his free time, he enjoys reading, hunting, fishing, anything outdoors, and time alone with God, which he considers one of His great gifts.
Sharon grew up in the mid-Missouri area, and was an active member of the local community church and the youth group; but it was not until age 26 that she had a clear understanding of what it meant to accept Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. On Mother's Day 1986, she was baptized as a public profession of her faith.
As an Army wife, Sharon traveled around the country with her husband, serving God through the military for 21.5 years. They returned to Sierra Vista after a last tour of duty. Sharon earned her Bachelor's Degree in Christian Ministry, as well as a Master of Christian Ministry degree. Sharon and her husband John have two children: Stephen and Kimberly. She believes in obeying Christ's command to "go and make disciples of all nations...and teaching them to obey every thing I have commanded."
Children's Ministry Director
Pam Renn was born in Kingman, Kansas. She accepted Christ during a vacation bible school at Bullhead City Baptist Church when she was 15. As a pastor's wife, she has been serving in children's and youth ministry for 30 years.
She moved to Sierra Vista in January of 2009 and she joined our staff as Ministry Assistant in June of 2009, and Children’s Director the next January. She has two adult children, a daughter, Rosemarie, and a son, David. She enjoys working with children and their families.
Preschool Ministry Director
Although Christine was born in Hollywood, California, by Junior High school she found herself to be an official “Texan." At the age of 16 she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized.
Christine is an Army veteran, a retired military wife and a theater connoisseur. She met her husband and best friend, career Army soldier Mark Henry, while stationed in Germany. They have three children: the oldest daughter is a happily married mother of their first grandson, their youngest daughter is a professional ballerina, and their son who has just joined the Army.
Christine has decades of experience working in child development services and as a childcare provider. She enjoys dancing and currently dances for the Sierra Vista Ballet.