Meet the Staff
Raised in South Florida in a Christian family, Kevin was saved by God’s grace at an early age. His ministry training includes a diploma from Word of Life Bible Institute, a Bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College in Clark’s Summit, Pennsylvania, and a Master’s of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary. Before moving to Ocean City, Kevin was on staff at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. He has been the Senior Pastor at Ocean City Baptist since 2002. He and his wife, Beth, have three children.
On my playlist: Sovereign Grace Music, Josh Garrels, Needtobreathe
What I’m reading right now: Love Walked Among Us by Paul Miller; A Golden Treasury of Puritan Devotion by selected Puritans; Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, traveling, surfing
Books that have been influential in my life: Desiring God by John Piper; The Gospel According to Jesus, by John MacArthur; The Valley of Vision, ed. by Arthur Bennett
Student Ministries Pastor
Jamie was born into a Christian home in Fort Washington, PA. As a child, God opened his spiritually blind eyes to see his need for a Savior and turned a hell-bound sinner into His child. Jamie was home schooled through elementary school and attended high school at Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square, PA. From there he went on to attend Word of Life Bible Institute and Liberty University, graduating with a degree in education. After graduation, Jamie became a Bible, math and science teacher for three years. During those years he worked with a college and career ministry where he both felt called to the ministry as well as a desire for more formal training. He then decided to move out to Los Angeles to attend The Master’s Seminary for their Masters of Divinity program. While there, he was hired as a writer and editor for Grace Community Church where he worked through seminary and remained on staff after graduation. Jamie has been the Student Ministries Pastor at Ocean City Baptist Church since 2007. He and his wife, Tabitha, have a son.
On my playlist: John Foreman, Aaron Copeland, Sovereign Grace Music, Jack Johnson
What I’m reading right now: Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer; Worldliness ed. by C.J. Mahaney
Hobbies: Spending time with my best friend (my wife), traveling, rock climbing, camping, biking, hiking
Books that have been influential in my life: Spectacular Sins by John Piper; Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer; Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer
Phil has been involved with the music ministry of Ocean City Baptist Church for over 20 years. A 1970 graduate of Cedarville College, he has been a band director at Southern Regional School District for the past 33 years where he is presently Lead Teacher for Music and Drama. He is active in the South Jersey Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association and is a charter member of the South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble.
Phil and his wife Barbara have been married for 33 years and have two adult children and two grandchildren.