ministry staff

    Bryan Sanders

    lead pastor

    We hear all the time that Pastor Bryan is not your stereotypical pastor. . . and we think that is one of his best qualities! Get to know him, and you will quickly see what we mean. 


    Bryan has been our lead pastor since 2018. He, his wife Sheryl, and their three amazing daughters, Tori, Liv, and Ava, have been lifelong residents of Pennsylvania. Bryan loves a round of golf, hunting, and fishing, and is in general an outdoor enthusiast. He cheers for all the Philly teams! 


    Bryan seeks to lead a generation of people to honor God's voice and respond in extreme faith obedience.


    He's eager to hear from you. Please email him anytime at bsanders@bbcpa.org or call the church office to set up an appointment.

    Brian Kretschman

    pastor of next steps and worship

    Brian arrived in February 2018 from Thrive Ministries in Morrison, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Church Leadership from The Baptist College of Florida.  


    He and his wife Caite have three children: Brenna, Alyssa and Tanner. They enjoy camping, going to the beach, and their dog, Coby. 


    Brian is excited to be part of a church that is continuing its efforts to connect with and minister to the community. He looks forward to seeing people come together to magnify the greatness of God and hopes to use his ministry to help people connect to something great within the church and to be a part of a powerful movement of God in our community.


    If you are new to the church, interested in worship, or just want to connect, please feel free to contact Brian at bkretschman@bbcpa.org.

    sarah black

    kids ministry director

    Sarah has been attending BBC since she graduated college in 2004 with an English education and Bible degree. God led her to become our kids ministry director in 2017. 


    She loves working with kids of all ages and is passionate about helping every child start a habit of regular time spent in the Word of God. Sarah can remember how she started this habit when she was 10 years old. Her time in God's Word has been a great comfort and help ever since. She is excited to inspire the next generation to begin this habit early as well as to encourage them to grow closer to God as they mature toward adolescence and adulthood.


    Sarah loves her home in Gardners, where she lives along with her husband Dave and their three children, Max, Otto, and Lilian. Sarah's favorite pastime is reading, but she also enjoys walking her dog and cooking meals for her family.


    You can contact Sarah at kids@bbcpa.org. She'd love to hear from you!

    jared & Chelsea demerly

    communications director & Administrative ASsistant

    Jared has been attending BBC since he was in 5th grade and interned here while finishing up his college degree. He graduated in the spring of 2021 from Clarks Summit University with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries and now serves as our communications director and assists our ministry leaders in various ways.


    He and his wife, Chelsea, were married just last year and live in the Carlisle area. They're always up for board games, playing a round of disc golf or hanging out with friends and family. 


    Jared has been passionate about serving at BBC ever since attending youth group and has a heart for serving here in whatever capacities he can. He loves spending time with our students, serving on our worship team, and showing people how they can use their gifts to serve here as well.


    You can contact Jared at jdemerly@bbcpa.org with any questions about events coming up and how you can get connected.

    don & Kelly Stevens

    facilities manager & senior office administrator

    Don and Kelly have been attending BBC since they were teenagers. Kelly joined the administrative team in 2007 and Don became the facilities manager in 2012. They both have a wealth of experience, having worked in their fields in a corporate environment prior to joining the BBC staff.


    They also enjoy serving in various ministries such as kid's ministry, greeting, and as LifeGroup leaders. At home, they enjoy working on fixing up their home and farm in the Carlisle area, and they love spending time with their adult children.


    Don and Kelly have appreciated the impact that BBC has had in their lives and family and are excited about where God will lead the church in the future.


    You can contact Kelly at kelly@bbcpa.org and Don at don@bbcpa.org.