Jesus Christ

Chief Priest, Lord, Savior, Counselor, & Master
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Jim Combs

Deacon, Trustee, CARE Shepherding
Jim has been a member of EMCC since 1991. He and his wife of 31(2016) years, Kandee, came here after attending Palestine Church for many years. Four short years later in 1995, Jim became a Deacon for East Main. And a year after that he volunteered to become a Trustee and head up the CARE Shepherding Ministry.

His favorite thing about being a Deacon is serving the Lord. He does so through shepherding the flock at EMCC and also through maintaining the building for the congregation. Jim is the go-to handy man but also the go-to Bible man. He certainly knows his stuff!

Jim’s favorite verse is 1 Corinthians 10:31 - So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Nick Combs

Nick is the newest and youngest of the leaders at East Main Church of Christ. His family started coming to the church in 1991 when Nick was only 5 years old. Nick and his wife, Stephanie have been married since 2009. In 2013, after growing up at EMCC, Nick stepped up to the role of Deacon.

His favorite thing about EMCC is the family. As mentioned above, Nick grew up in this church and has strong, familial relationships with many other members. He likes that East Main is a smaller church. Nick feels that it really helps us become closer to each other and closer to God.

Nick’s favorite verse is Matthew 6:34 ¬ - Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Virgil Combs

Virgil is a Trustee at EMCC. He and his wife of 54 (2016) years, Mary, have been members at since 2005. Virgil became a Trustee a few years later but then had to step down due to health problems. But, as of 2015, his health has been significantly better and he decided to take on the role again.

Virgil’s favorite thing about East Main is the people. He has immediate family that also attends the church, but the whole church has become like family to him.

Virgil’s favorite verse is .

Aleene Cromwell

Aleene is the head of the Fellowship Ministry. She has attended East Main since she was a little girl starting in 1948. She brought her husband of 29 years, Tom, to the church where they have both become very important leaders. Aleene took charge of the Fellowship Ministry in 1991 and has been keeping everyone welcomed and well fed ever since.

Her favorite thing about EMCC is the people. She loves that everyone who walks through those doors is potential family member. Not just a church member. The church is a really inviting atmosphere and that helps people to relax and really get to know one another.

Aleene’s favorite verse is James 1:19 &20 - My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

Tom Cromwell

Elder, Finances, Treasurer
Tom is an Elder, the Treasurer and in charge of Financial Affairs. He has been a member of EMCC since 1987 which is also the same year that he married his wife Aleene. Eleven years after joining the church Tom accepted the position of Treasurer and with that came the responsibility of handling the churches financial affairs. Not too long after that, in 2002 he was nominated and voted into position of Elder.

Tom’s favorite thing about East Main is the congregation. He feels like it’s a family. Everyone cares for each other and really wants each other to do their best and have the best relationship with God.

Tom’s favorite verse is

Karolyn Fellers

Karolyn is the head of the Education program at East Main. She has been diligently keeping the teachers stocked up on materials and supplies since 1990. She has been attending EMCC since 1967.

Her favorite things about East Main Church of Christ are the people and the minister. She enjoys the lessons and the approach that Mr. Morehouse implements in his sermons. Karolyn loves the atmosphere of the church and the close knit community.

Karolyn’s favorite verse is Esther 4:14 - For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Marilyn Fellers

Missions, Co-Treasurer
Marilyn is the Co-Treasurer and the head of the Missions Ministry. She has also been a member since 1967. Marilyn has very precisely divided up funds and allocated them to the missions that East Main supports since XXXX. She has been co-treasurer with Tom since 1998, both of them keeping each other accountable.

Her favorite things about EMCC are also the minister and the people. Marilyn likes that Mr. Morehouse is very ‘hands-on’ with the community and the congregation. He doesn’t sit and tell others what they should be out doing, he’s out doing it. She loves the feeling of family at the church.

Marilyn’s favorite verse is Psalm 23 - The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Kurtis Long

Elder, Worship, Secretary
Kurtis is an Elder, Secretary, and Worship Ministry Leader. He started attending East Main in 1986. He and his wife, Brenda, were married at East Main Church of Christ 27(2016) years ago. Immediately after becoming a member he became the worship leader and has been leading Sunday worship, organizing choir performances, and recruiting others to help praise the Lord through song ever since. A few short years later, around 1990, he also took on the role of Secretary. And then in 1998, he decided to expand his horizons further and accepted the nomination to become an Elder.

Kurtis’ favorite thing about EMCC is the diversity. He loves how we accept and incorporate different styles of worship into our services.

His favorite verse is James 1:5 - If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Jim Morehouse

Equipping Minister, Evangelism
Jim is the Equipping Minister and the head of the Evangelism Ministry at East Main Church of Christ. Jim graduated from Michigan State with a degree in English Education. He taught for a few months then decided to go back to school to become a preacher. He attended Cincinnati Christian Seminary and then went on to Emmanuel School of Religion. Jim started ministering in Fairborn, Ohio at First Christian Church of Christ. From there he moved to Ridgeway Church of Christ in Ridgeway, Ohio. This is where he met his wife, Sherri. They have now been married for 23(2016) years. In 1992, a year after they were married, they packed up and moved to Greenville, Ohio for Jim to become the minister at EMCC.

Jim’s favorite thing about EMCC is the kind, generous, loving, pleasant people. He loves the relationships that have been made and watching new ones form every day.

His favorite verse is Romans 5:8 - "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us".

Rob Mowery

Deacon, Benevolence, Trustee
Rob is a Deacon, a Trustee and head of the Benevolence Ministry. He and his wife, Katrina, have been married for 33 years. Twenty of them have been as members of the East Main Church of Christ. In 2002 Rob became a Deacon. A year later he also became a Trustee and was placed in charge of the Benevolence Ministry.

His favorite thing about being a Deacon is serving God. He enjoys the work that he does for the Lord and for EMCC.

Rob’s favorite verse is Acts 16:31-32 -They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.

Tim Tyo

Deacon, House & Grounds
Tim is a Deacon and in charge of the House and Grounds Ministry. He has been attending East Main Church of Christ for close to 40 years. After growing up in the church and having a family of his own with his wife, Deb, of 25 years he took the next step in the church and became a Deacon in 2007. And more recently, as of 2015, he has been heading up the maintenance and upkeep of the church and its surroundings as the head of House and Grounds.

His favorite thing about being a Deacon is serving. Serving the church and serving the Lord. He feels like giving back to the church is the least he can do for teaching him and helping him with his walk with our Lord and God.

Tim’s favorite verse is Psalm 46:10 - He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”