Jerusalem Baptist Church Leadership

ELDERS

DEACONS

Rob Tozier

ElderYu

Sam Yu

DeaconMellender

Joe Mellender

KarlWoods

Karl Woods

STAFF

Dr. Terry Smith, Senior Pastor 

Senior Pastor Dr. Terry Smith

Pastor Terry has served as pastor of Jerusalem Baptist since April 2000. Being in ministry for more than 38 years, he previously served at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, VA, for 10 years as well as churches in Broken Arrow, OK (5 years), and Baton Rouge, LA (5 years). Prior to his call to ministry, he taught school and coached football in Colorado and Kansas.
     Pastor Terry earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at the University of Northern Colorado. In addition, he earned a master’s degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate at Andersonville Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been involved in mission efforts within the United States as well as in Australia, Cuba, Kenya, Germany, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Austria, and most recently in Thailand and Lebanon.
     Pastor Terry and his wife Sandi have been married for 38 years and have two grown sons. Scott and his wife Mary Jo (Hubbard) have two children (Grayson and Mollie Kate), and Scott serves as the senior pastor of WellSpring Church in Webb City, MO. Jeremy and his wife Christina (Miller) have two children (Adelyn Grace and Everett Josiah). They serve as missionaries in Southeast Asia.
 

Jonathan Parker, Pastor of Discipleship & Spiritual Growth 

Pastor Jonathan Parker

Jonathan is married to Kathy, and they have five children (Kayleigh, Abigail, Kara, Nathan, and Zoe). He has more than 10 years of vocational ministry, including positions in student ministry, adult discipleship, and worship leadership. In addition to mission efforts within the United States, Pastor Jonathan has extensive international mission experience. He lived in Bogotá, Colombia, as a missionary kid and has been involved in mission efforts to Scotland, Panama, Honduras, Ukraine, and Paraguay.
     Jonathan has a bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communications from George Mason University, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theology from Liberty University. He is currently working on a Doctor of Philosophy from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
     Jonathan’s desire and calling is to cultivate and develop all believers into biblical, culturally sensitive, and engaged Christians in all areas of life.
 

Tony Ghareeb, Pastor of Evangelism & Outreach 
Arabic New Life Arabic Ministry

Pastor Tony Ghareeb

Tony Ghareeb is of native of the Middle East. He was saved at 13 years old and soon after sensed God’s calling for the ministry. About 30 years ago, he immigrated to the United States and married to Souzan Gahreeb, and the Lord blessed them with four children. Tony has a bachelor degree in theology and a master degree in ministry from Virginia Baptist College. The Lord used him to start the Arabic Bible Baptist Church in 2000. In 2009, he passed the pastorship onto another. Currently, he pastors the New Life Arabic Ministry where we have a weekly Bible study and worship service in Arabic every Sunday morning. Tony’s passion is to evangelize the lost, disciple new believers, and plant churches. In addition, he leads an active outreach ministry to Arab and international groups in our area and beyond.  
 

JC Moon, Pastor New Horizon Community

Pastor JC MoonPastor JC Moon migrated from South Korea to the United States in 1982. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, and  his Master of Divinity and Pastoral Counseling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He was ordained in 1999.
     Currently, he pastors the New Horizon Community at Jerusalem Baptist Church. In addition, he has served as a pastor at Virginia Korean Baptist Church, Korean Baptist Church of Washington, and Calvary Korean Baptist Church.  Pastor JC is married to Hanna and has three children, Jessica, Jonathan, and Jamie. 

 

Pastor Julio Ruiz, Pastor Ambiente de Gracia   

Pastor Julio has a degree in theology and has taken some courses in Canada for his master’s degree. In addition to being president of the Venezuelan Baptist Convention on three occasions, he also taught in the Baptist Theological Seminary. 
 
For about 18 years, Pastor Julio has published his sermons and articles on different websites, newspapers, and social media. He is married to Carmen Almera Ruiz and has three daughters (Laura, Oly, and Sara) and a granddaughter (Isabella).

 

 

Amy Andrews, Director of Children’s Ministry

Amy Andrews

Amy has been leading children’s ministries since her college days at Liberty University where she earned her BS in Elementary Education in 1997. Amy earned her Master’s of Education degree from George Mason University in 2005. She is also a licensed Reading Specialist. Amy’s spiritual gift is teaching, and she loves to teach kids about Jesus.

Amy and her husband, Matt, were missionaries in North Africa where they taught at an American School for two years before returning to the states in 2000. She has been on short-term mission trips to Kiev (Ukraine) and Moscow (Russia).

Amy has directed the SMAK musical for more than 10 years and loves to sing and dance with kids. She led AWANA games for several years before taking on her current role as Commander. In addition to being a Sunday school teacher for many years, Amy has taught private preschool and public elementary school classes as well as ESL classes for adults.

Amy has been married to Matt for 20 years, and they have three children, Sarah Grace (August 2007), Brianna (July 2009,) and Josiah (April 2013).

 

Mandi Stem, Administrative Support

Mandi has worked in communication positions for 20+ years. She has experience as a proof reader, a production editor, a graphic designer, and a web designer, and a communications consultant for several technical nonprofit organizations. She has attended Jerusalem Baptist Church since 2010 and has volunteered as administrative support since 2013. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor in Science in Psychology from Virginia Teach. (Go Hokies!) In addition, she has taken graduate-level courses in editing, graphic design, and web site administration. She is married with two sons, David and Mitch (both in high school).