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    Staff Directory

    Staff

    • Dr. Carl Broggi - Senior Pastor
    • Dr. Larry Bennett - Associate Pastor
    • Vince Smith - Pastor of Administration and World Missions
    • Matt Lesczcynski - Pastor of Music and Worship
    • Ed Vernoy - Pastor Hispanic Ministries and Member Care
    • Drew Kuehl - Pastor of Youth Ministries
    • Jason Byrne - Associate Media Director
    • Walter Cahoon - Custodian
    • Laura Caldwell - Receptionist/Assistant to Pastor of Worship
    • Rick Forschner - Director of Technology & Communications
    • Claudia Gay - Senior Pastoral Coordinator
    • Steve Guthrie - Director of Media & Production
    • Caren Harvey - Financial Specialist
    • Patricia Koop - Administrative Assistant
    • Randy and Evelyn Owens - Directors of Children's Ministries
    • Mike Turechek - Maintenance Manager
    Dr. Carl Broggi - Senior Pastor

    Dr. Carl Broggi

    Senior Pastor

    Dr. Carl Broggi grew up in New England and has lived in the south for the past 35 years. He has received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Boston College, a master of theology from Dallas Seminary and a doctorate from the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Pastor Carl and his wife Audrey have five children and have been at Community Bible Church since 1990, when Carl was called to be the pastor.

    Dr. Broggi's radio ministry, Search the Scriptures, can be heard locally on The Light 88.7FM WAGP, and on other affiliate stations throughout the east coast.
    PO Box 119 Beaufort SC 29901 843-525-0089
    Dr. Larry Bennett - Associate Pastor

    Dr. Larry Bennett

    Associate Pastor

    A native of Ohio, Larry has been in pastoral ministry since 1985. He and his wife Linda have been married since 1975 and have 3 grown sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 2 grandchildren. Pastor Bennett holds an M. Div. from Grace Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry is from Trinity Bible College and Seminary.
    Vince Smith - Pastor of Administration and World Missions

    Vince Smith

    Pastor of Administration and World Missions

    Matt Lesczcynski - Pastor of Music and Worship

    Matt Lesczcynski

    Pastor of Music and Worship

    Matt Leszczynski and his wife Abby both graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with degrees in church music. Matt grew up in Lancaster, PA, and Bourbonnais, IL and then moved to Beaufort in 2003. Abby grew up in Lincoln, NE. They have six children, Elena, Clayton, Audra, Janae, Mitchell and Luke.

    Psalm 126:3 says, "The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy!"
    Ed Vernoy - Pastor Hispanic Ministries and Member Care

    Ed Vernoy

    Pastor Hispanic Ministries and Member Care

    Ed became a Christian at the age of eight when he received Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized that same year. Raised in a Christian home, church attendance and missionary vision were a natural part of Ed’s life. At thirteen years of age, he surrendered his life to the Lord for missionary service. Upon graduation from Zanesville High School, he attended Baptist Bible College and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Theology in 1982, and a Master of Arts in Religion and Church Ministries in 2011. From 1983 to 1990 he worked as associate and youth pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church, and as athletic director and teacher at Tabernacle Christian School in Litchfield N.H. After having spent 17 years as missionaries in Venezuela, God then led Ed and his family to Beaufort to care for aging parents and to serve as Spanish Pastor within Community Bible Church. In June of 2011, Ed joined the full-time staff at CBC as Pastor of Member Care and Assimilation and Spanish Ministries.
    Drew Kuehl - Pastor of Youth Ministries

    Drew Kuehl

    Pastor of Youth Ministries

    Drew grew up in France where his parents have served as missionaries since 1982. He attended Moody Bible Institute from 1996 to 2000 where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He has been serving as a staff member at CBC since February 2010. Drew married his wife Amy in 2002 and they have three daughters, Kara who was born in August 2006, Eva in April 2011 and Sophie in April 2013.

    Drew leads the Thursday night Bible study for teens ages 13-18 called Frontlines. He also oversees both the Middle School and High School Sunday Schools and Awana programs. He leads a student camp each summer called the FLOW and helps organize and lead international short term mission trips each year for students. He is also involved in counseling and mentoring teenagers and their families.
    Jason Byrne - Associate Media Director

    Jason Byrne

    Associate Media Director

    Originally from Pace, Florida, Jason had the privilege of serving his country in the United States Marine Corps for eight years, having spent the last four in Beaufort.
    Jason and his wife Theresa have three children: Greyson, Sarah-Grace and KatieAnne.
    In addition to handling the sanctuary audio, Jason teaches martial arts at CBC. He has a first degree black belt in ChristJitsu. This is a full-discipline, spiritual program designed to train Anointed Fighters for Christ to defend themselves and defend their faith.
    Walter Cahoon - Custodian

    Walter Cahoon

    Custodian

    Laura Caldwell - Receptionist/Assistant to Pastor of Worship

    Laura Caldwell

    Receptionist/Assistant to Pastor of Worship

    Rick Forschner - Director of Technology & Communications

    Rick Forschner

    Director of Technology & Communications

    Rick has been on staff since 1997. He manages the church's radio station, WAGP FM. He oversees CBC's various web sites, social media, and print publications. And he handles IT and telecommunications responsibilities.
    He and his wife Deborah have been married since 1982...they both came to faith in Christ the following year.
    Rick is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
    Claudia Gay - Senior Pastoral Coordinator

    Claudia Gay

    Senior Pastoral Coordinator

    Claudia Assists the pastors with any administrative duties including scheduling appointments, coordinating schedules, and communicating to staff, members and visitors. As Administrator for Community Bible Church Christian Academy, she oversees the record keeping of the academy.

    She and her husband William have been married since 1982. They have one grown son, Wesley. She and William have been members of CBC since 2000. Claudia has served as a volunteer in Awana, Youth Ministries and in Women's Ministries before coming on staff in February of 2010. Claudia received her BA from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.
    Steve Guthrie - Director of Media & Production

    Steve Guthrie

    Director of Media & Production

    Steve grew up in the lowcountry and has lived here for over 30 years. He and his wife, Katie, where married in 2002 and have three boys.
    Before joining the staff at CBC, Steve has over 16 years experience in design and video. He attended USC-Aiken where he earned a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design while playing collegiate baseball.

    In 2010, Steve felt the Lord calling him to full time ministry. In 2011, the Lord answered many prayers and made it very clear that CBC was where He wanted him to serve.

    Steve is responsible for graphics, video, audio and lighting for all services, musicals, broadcasts and special events. He provides leadership over volunteers for lighting, sound and other media elements for CBC.
    Caren Harvey - Financial Specialist

    Caren Harvey

    Financial Specialist

    Patricia Koop - Administrative Assistant

    Patricia Koop

    Administrative Assistant

    Randy and Evelyn Owens - Directors of Children's Ministries

    Randy and Evelyn Owens

    Directors of Children's Ministries

    Randy and Evelyn Owens are the Children’s Ministry Directors of Community Bible Church. Randy grew up in Walterboro, SC while Evelyn, though born in Baltimore, Maryland, grew up in Beaufort. They were married in 1979 and have 6 children. They have served the Lord together for most of their married life and both have helped in children’s ministries at a local Baptist Church for 10 years and now here at CBC since 1990. They became the Directors in August of 2003. Evelyn, who does have an elementary teaching degree and spent some time in a public school classroom, now spends her time home educating her school age children, and enjoys developing plans, curriculum and activities for the children of CBC. As Children’s Ministry Directors, Randy and Evelyn together coordinate all children’s events and ministries, including Sunday School, Awana, Kid’s Life, and special events such as Vacation Bible School and Kidfest so that as many people, children AND families, who wish to come and hear about the Lord Jesus may do so. Together they desire to provide opportunities for the children of this community to come and learn of the love and salvation that our Savior offers. They hope to minister to families by providing the very best programs for their children that will teach them of Christ and partner with parents to develop children into godly individuals who wish to serve the Lord with all their heart.
    Mike Turechek - Maintenance Manager

    Mike Turechek

    Maintenance Manager