Matt ShanderaLCBC Harrisburg Campus Pastor
Matt was raised in Central Pennsylvania. He enjoys a wide range of activities including “bringing it” working out with P90x in his basement, video games (and games of all types) and spending time with friends and family. Matt graduated from Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Computer Science and later an MBA. Matt is deeply committed to sharing the message of the Gospel and the life change that results from a relationship with Jesus.
Prior to LCBC, Matt spent nearly a decade in the software industry followed by several years in non-profit marketing with CURE International.
Matt lives on the West Shore in Mechanicsburg with his wife Becca and boys Jaxson and Lukas where he forces the whole family to be fans of the Detroit Lions.
Keith WalkerMen’s and Singles Ministries Director
Keith grew up in Willow Grove, Pa where he attended Phil-Mont Christian Academy. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Bible (PBU) in 1975 and was ordained in 1976. Married to his wife Lynn for over 38 years, they have four sons, Joshua, Joel, Caleb, Seth, and daughters-in-law Carrene, Holly, and Allison and grandsons Cole and Beau. Keith and Lynn live in the Lancaster area.
Currently Keith is the Director of Men’s, Women’s and Singles Ministries and on the Teaching Team at LCBC. Keith’s comfortable style of communication engages audiences of all ages with personal humor and creative story telling while driving home hard-hitting truth. Over the last eight years he has taught almost 8000 men the principles of manhood in a series of 24-week courses on the principles of manhood. He is currently teaching the fifth year of the five-year curriculum in the “Knights of the 21st Century” series.
Paul AtkinsonLCBC York Campus Pastor
Paul was raised in North Carolina and loves international travel, rooting for his Tarheels, Bojangles’, and sweet tea. He’s committed to leadership, serving, and thinking through ways to creatively combine the two. Paul graduated from Liberty University with a degree in business marketing and Liberty Theological Seminary with a master’s in intercultural studies.
Before joining the LCBC staff, Paul served in mobilizing college students towards the mission field. He joined the LCBC team in January of 2010 as the 20somethings Pastor and encouraged, challenged, and developed LCBC’s 20somethings community. In March of 2012, LCBC launched it’s fourth campus in York and Paul became the York Campus Pastor.
Paul loves to connect with folks, hear about their journey, and spur them on to grow in their leadership development – whether they lead in the home, their community, their workplace, or their church. He’d love to connect with you – feel free to follow @PaulWhoTweets.
Paul lives in York with his wife, Whitney and daughters, Charleigh and Waverly.
Mike AlbonLCBC Regional Campus Pastor
Mike was raised in Michigan, Wisconsin and Maryland until he and his wife Jamie moved to Lancaster County in 1988. They discovered LCBC in their first weeks in the area and have been in love with what God is doing through this ministry ever since. Mike joined the LCBC Leadership Team in 1998 and serves as a member of the teaching team in Lancaster and the Harrisburg campus pastor.
Mike is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a degree in Bible and he received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Biblical Seminary with a focus on leadership.
These days, Mike and Jamie are enjoying the newfound time that comes with an empty nest: Jamie in her garden and Mike in the sailboat or on the golf course. All of their four kids are grown and live on their own.
Matt GraybillLCBC Ephrata Campus Pastor
Matt was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor¹s degree in health and physical education. After graduating he taught health and physical education, as well as coached wrestling and football for eight years.
After graduating from Temple University with a master¹s in educational administration, Matt joined the LCBC staff as the director of community LIFE, and shortly after became one of LCBC¹s ordained pastors. In 2012 he helped launch LCBC Ephrata and is leading the talented team there currently.
Matt and his wife Beth have attending LCBC since 2003. They enjoy spending time with their 2 boys, Kallan and Aaron, in their neighborhood, and volunteering in various community activities. Matt is the volunteer chaplain with the Hershey Bears, an American Hockey League team. He loves carpentry and working on the occasional home improvement. When he is not found swinging a hammer, Matt and his family can be found watching the Hershey Bears, playing hockey on the homemade rink in their back yard, or having dinner with friends. As a native to the Philly area he roots for the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies (of course) and enjoys vacationing at the Jersey Shore and the mountains of Colorado.
Matt GossWorship Leader
Born in Lewisburg and raised in Jonestown and Lancaster, Matt grew up in a very musical family and started ministering through music at a young age. They toured as “The Goss Family” and often sang and performed in churches across Pennsylvania. On his own, Matt played at school dances, coffee houses, and youth groups throughout high school and college. A big kid at heart with a dry humor, and a constant ability to make people laugh, Matt’s quick wit is the source of lots of laughs around the office and in practices.
Matt earned his two-year music certificate from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has served as LCBC’s worship leader since May of 1999. Matt shares that his philosophy of ministry is “to prepare the way for the Holy Spirit to open hearts and minds to genuine worship through the arts.” He is an accomplished vocalist, pianist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, tubist, composer, arranger, choir director and, of course, worship leader. From August to January, you’re likely to find Matt talking Eagles football and coaching from his armchair.
His other passions include motorcycles, pretzel dogs and long johns. Matt and his wife Kim have been married since 1996 and live in Marietta with their 4 children: Isabella, Caleb, Lilah and Adeline.
John WilkinsonHigh School Pastor
John and his wife, Nikki, both grew up in Pennsylvania from opposite ends of the state. They have resolved their Steelers (Nikki) and Eagles (John) issues . . . somewhat. John completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State University, then went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and completed a doctorate in youth and family ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary.
John believes that high school students should be integrated into the center of the church. At LCBC he is developing a culture of ministry that fosters meaningful connections between teens and adults and engages senior high students into the adult church community.
John is passionate about helping skeptics get their questions answered. He has written a book called “No Argument for God” that seeks to answer questions that skeptics may have.
John enjoys playing guitar, frequent trips to Ocean City, NJ and anything outdoors. John and his wife are busy raising three great kids: Tyler, Aedan and Kylie.
Jim WhitemanNext Steps for Adults Pastor
Jim was born and raised in Havertown, Pennsylvania and has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from Temple University. He also has a master’s degree in Bible from Lancaster Bible College. Prior to coming on staff at LCBC, he worked as an engineer building automated manufacturing equipment. After having solved many manufacturing issues all over the world, Jim says that the hardest thing to fix or maintain is yourself and your closest relationships.
Jim and his family began attending LCBC in 1998, when they moved from New Jersey to Lancaster County due to job change. He began teaching the Foundations class and later joined the board of elders. In 2004, he transitioned from engineering to become the next steps pastor at LCBC. In his role he oversees Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Compass Classes, Guest Services, Care Ministries and Singles Ministry. The common thread through all of these environments is the desire to see people take the next positive step in their spiritual journey.
Jim is married to Elaine and they have four sons: Justin, Joshua, Jacob and Jesse. He’ll tell you that one reason he enjoys cutting the grass is because it’s the only time he gets uninterrupted think time. Despite the career change, he is still a geek and not ashamed of it. Pleasure reading is usually either history or classics (free on a kindle) and best of all is the history of technology!
Jason MitchellLCBC BranchCreek Campus Pastor
Jason was born and raised down south. He grew up in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Kentucky — which explains his lifelong struggle to pronounce vowels like the rest of America. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College (Georgia) in 2001 with a degree in youth ministries and also holds a Master’s of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary.
Jason joined the leadership team at LCBC in May of 2002. He believes deeply in the potential of the church and is committed to seeing the local church live out the life God has called it to live. During his free time, you’ll find Jason drinking coffee, getting a quick run in, watching the University of Alabama beat other teams in football, listening to all things rock-and-roll, and reading.
Jason lives in Schwenksville with his wife Jenny and their two children, Sienna and Silas.
Brad SteeleLCBC Lancaster City Campus Pastor
Brad was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and also grew up in New Jersey and New York. He has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University and his master’s degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. Prior to joining the LCBC staff he worked as a physical therapist for 8 years in PA and OH, then worked for nine years with Wycliffe Bible Translators, part of the time living in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he did language survey work.
He and his family began attending LCBC in 2002, and he joined the staff in 2006 as the Director of Global Initiatives, working with LCBC’s desire to have transformational involvement on each continent, as well as providing opportunities for those from LCBC to see God at work around the world through national and global trips.
Brad and his wife, Beth, live in Lancaster, and have two children: Joel and Lindsey. They all love watching the Reds, Bengals and Buckeyes, and Brad has recently taken up disc golfing.
Tim BarleyExecutive Director of Multi Site Ministries
Tim was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. He spent 27 years working in the financial services industry prior to joining the LCBC staff in January 2001.
Through that networking, it seems Tim knows just about everyone in the area, it¹s not uncommon for him to run into a past colleague or customer in the atrium or at an off-site meeting. And anyone who knows Tim knows that he¹s a Civil War history buff, Steelers fanatic and enjoys riding his bicycle.
Tim and his family have attended LCBC since early 1989. During that time Tim served as chair and member of the elder board and was the church treasurer for several years. As the executive director of multi site ministries, Tim gives a high level of oversight to the multi site campuses and is responsible for the identification, development and launch of future campuses. Tim also provides leadership as a member of the executive team and human resources. He and his wife, Genia, live in East Petersburg. Their son and daughter-in-law, Tim Jr. and Tricia, have a daughter Sydnee and a son Aidyn. Their daughter, Tina, has a little girl named Analy Noelle. They all live locally and attend LCBC.
John ZeswitzExecutive Director of Ministries
Born and raised in PA, John received his bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and some might actually recognize his face as a life-long resident of Central Pennsylvania. Most recently John worked for Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School for 15 years in a variety of leadership roles.
A trademark of John is his morning iced coffee from Starbucks or sweet tea from Micky D’s – even in subzero wind chills. As a big supporter of casual work wear you’ll rarely see his shirt tucked in and, although he probably won’t admit this, sources report he’s addicted to YouTube (and chocolate).
John’s usually at the center of some good-natured ribbing, but it’s clear that his heart is always caring for and reaching others. He joined the Executive Team in 2007 and oversees ministries and staff development. John keeps the vision and mission of LCBC front and center in the office throughout the week and is onsite weekends and many evenings to support ministry leaders.
Keeping strong relationships with his family is one of the things John values the most. He places a high priority on being at all his kids sporting events and helping them pursue their dreams. He and his wife Chrissie have three daughters, a son-in-law, a grandson – and a lazy ol’ dawg.
Jim StuckeyExecutive Director of Operations
Jim was born and raised in northeastern New Jersey and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. He began his career in New Jersey as a staff engineer in local government then moved to Lancaster and worked nearly 12 years locally as a civil/municipal consulting engineer, earning his PE license along the way.
Jim joined the LCBC staff in June of 2006. In addition to overseeing existing facilities and IT infrastructure operations, Jim is very involved with the design, government approval process, and construction of new campuses.
Jim enjoys mountain biking and cycling, and loves spending time with his family swimming, canoeing, fishing, or simply watching movies. Being a New Jersey native, he continues cheering for the New York Yankees, New Jersey Devils, and New York Giants. He and his wife Lisa have attended LCBC since 2002 and live in West Hempfield Township with their two children: Nathan and Emma.
Dwight KreiserExecutive Director of Finance & Administration
Dwight was born and raised in Lancaster County. He is a CPA and a graduate of Elizabethtown College. Prior to joining the staff at LCBC, Dwight worked in banking and most recently was the chief financial officer at a local community bank.
Dwight and his wife Kelly have been a part of LCBC since 1993. Dwight previously served on the Elder Board and along with Kelly has been involved with kidMINISTRY and LIFE Groups. Dwight provides leadership to LCBC as a member of the Executive Team and oversees LCBC’s financial operations, administrative staff and retail services.
Dwight and Kelly are parents to five young children – Sara, Joanna, Autumn, Calvin and Lauren – and live in Elizabethtown. Dwight enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, hunting and playing “farmer.”
Andrew MartinExecutive Pastor of Worship & Arts
Andy was raised in the city of South Houston, Texas. He received a bachelor’s degree in Christianity and music from Houston Baptist University where he met his wife Terry. Andy and Terry have served in several churches in and around Houston and South Texas, including seven years at Parkway Church in Victoria, Texas. The church family is really important to them. Andy says: “Being able to share life in a Biblical community is a treasure that we hold high as we model for our children the values and teachings of Jesus Christ. Life is too short for it not to be lived, and lived in community.”
Through God’s leading, Andy joined the LCBC staff in June of 2000. His vision for the ministry is to develop an environment where Biblical truths are communicated in culturally relevant ways so that life change occurs for both seekers and believers. He oversees the worship and arts ministry as LCBC strives to use technical tools to effectively reach our culture with excellence.
During time off in the winter Andy can be found skiing with his wife and kids or in the summer kayaking with any brave soul willing to venture out on the Susquehanna River. He and Terry are big fans of Starbucks and it’s no coincidence their son’s first job was as a barista! They live in Lititz with their two children: Ethan and Avry.
David AshcraftLCBC Senior Pastor
Born in Dallas, Texas, David was raised in France until the age of seven. His family moved to California and then back to Dallas for his middle school and high school years. David holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, as well as a doctoral degree in ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Chicago, Illinois. He served for 12 years at Scofield Memorial Church in Dallas, as the minister to adults which coincided with his 10 years of service as the Director of Scofield’s “Camp El Har,” also in Dallas.
David began serving as pastor of LCBC Church (Lives Changed By Christ) in Manheim, Pennsylvania in February 1991. Over the past 22 years LCBC has grown from a weekly attendance of 150 people and a staff of one to a weekly attendance of 14,000 people and a staff of over 140.
As LCBC continues to grow, David reminds the church of its goal – seeing Lives Changed By Christ. That responsibility grows as the church grows and includes reaching beyond the campus walls into Central Pennsylvania and by working to transform one community on each continent of the world. Because of its work around the world, in 2008 David and LCBC received “The Courageous Leadership” award from the Willow Creek Association and World Vision.
David and his wife Ruth live in Lititz, Pennsylvania and have two children, Justin, a graduate of Lancaster Bible College living in Pittsburgh with his wife Laura, and Ashleigh, who currently attends Lancaster Bible College.