Leadership

Mike Lumpkin

Lead Pastor

Pastor Mike has served in ministry for nearly 30 years, ministering in churches in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, and now here in Pennsylvania. A native Texan, Mike has degrees from Baylor University (BBA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin).
Mike has a passion to preach and teach the whole counsel of God's Word (Old and New Testaments) and to see its application transform the life of the church.

Mike is married to Jan and they have five children, two dogs, and two cats (not Mike's idea). He's a runner, reader, movie-watcher, and music aficionado. Oh, and though he is a Dallas area sports fan, he actually grew up loving the Red Sox and Celtics (though we don't hold this against him...mostly).

Brandon Brown

Associate Pastor (GROW)

After growing up in Sapulpa, Oklahoma for the first nineteen years of my life, I joined the military soon after graduating high school. During my time in the military, I traveled to and was stationed in many different states in the U.S.—Georgia, Texas, Virginia, California, to name a few– and have even been deployed to different countries around the world, including Germany, two times in Iraq, and, for about six months, the southern mountain region of Turkey.
In August of 2013, I finished serving my eight year contract with the military, packed up my bags, and flew with my wife and 130 pound Newfoundland from Kaiserslautern, Germany to Louisville, Kentucky where I attended Boyce College and Southern Seminary. 

When I’m not working on something at Milford Bible Church, I enjoy cooking “gourmet” food, reading books listed in my own personal syllabus, growing as a writer, and, most important of all, spending time with my wife.

Evan Bates

Student Pastor 

Evan (also known as "The Pebble") is currently an English teacher of twelve years and has attended Milford Bible Church, originally as a young adult and continuing with his wife, Melissa, and children over the past eighteen years.  He has served in short-term missions with Gospel Ministries to Children and as a Vacation Bible School group leader, Word of Life Clubs leader, Christian Service Brigade leader, Junior & Senior High Sunday School teacher & leader, College & Career small group leader, and more recently on the Transition Team and the Pastoral Search Team.   

Tom Fox

Visitation Pastor

Pastor Fox has served as a pastor, shepherding local churches for fifty years in New York State and New Jersey. In 2005, after serving as Pastor of the Ringwood Baptist Church for twenty-one years, he and his wife retired and moved to Montague, New Jersey to be closer to two of their three daughters and their families. Their third daughter lives in Michigan.

Since retiring, Pastor Fox has ministered in several local churches, assisting them in their time of need. He and his wife Shirley have been blessed with twelve grandchildren. They are both members of the Milford Bible Church family.

Gordon Pauling

Worship Director (GATHER)

Gordon is a retired music teacher and department chair and has attended Milford Bible Church with his wife, Kathy, and children for over twenty-five years.  During that time, Gordon has served in many different capacities, and continues to serve through assisting with outdoor maintenance, teaching Sunday School, past facilities committee chair, past deacon/deacon chair, and more recently on the Transition Team and the Pastoral Search Team.  Gordon currently oversees the worship ministries of Milford Bible Church. 

Support Team

Suzanne Noakes

Office Manager

Ron Palesko

Financial Manager

Cindy Utter

Facilities Manager

Andy Christensen

Media Director

Rich Edgar

Facilities Maintenance