Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church
1050 South York Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
PT Pastoral Care & Counseling
Pastor In Residence
High School and Young Adult Pastor
Middle School & Young Adult Pastor
First Service: 9:30 am Second Service: 11:00 am
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Layne grew up in the Mechanicsburg BIC Church and after graduating from seminary he began his ministry as Youth Pastor here at the church in June of 1991. Layne served on staff at McBIC in a variety of pastoral roles for ten years and he became McBIC’s Senior Pastor in 2001.
Layne and his wife Greta met at seminary and were married in 1992. They have three children: Bronte, Treyton and Kerrigan.
Layne graduated from Messiah College with a double major in History and Bible and continued his education at Asbury Seminary earning a Master's Degree of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry with a concentration in Leadership and Church Growth.
As McBIC's Senior Pastor, Layne believes his job description is found in Ephesians 4:11-13: "Preparing God's people for works of service so the body of Christ can be built up." "I love investing in our staff and watching God use us to put people in a place where God can transform their lives. As people come to know Christ and grow in Him, I want them to view their neighborhoods, workplaces and schools as mission fields where they can shine Jesus' light brightly."
In addition to coaching his kids’ sports teams and watching them play sports, Layne’s hobbies include: reading, gardening, watching basketball and cycling.
Susan has been in her ministry role here at McBIC since 2015.
Susan and her husband Joe got married in 2000. They have three children: Michael, Gabriel, and Elizabeth.
Susan spent 18 years working in leadership roles in the corporate arena and then took ten years off to do the most rewarding of all jobs; a stay-at-home mom. In 2012 she entered Ashland Theological seminary in the Master’s of Arts in Practical Theology Program and received her degree in 2015.
Susan is passionate about relationship with Christ and the life transformation He brings to broken people. She is an advocate for victims of sex trafficking through her work at Peace Promise. And she lives to pray.
Susan’s hobbies include lots of time on the sidelines of soccer, football, lacrosse, basketball games, and cross-country and gymnastics meets. She loves to read, garden, vacation with her family, and spend quality time with Joe.
Dave Hershberger (aka "Hersh") has been serving as the Pastor of Worship Ministries at McBIC since 1997.
Dave and his wife Bonnie have been married since 1996. They have a miniature schnauzer named Titus.
Dave graduated from Messiah College with an accounting degree and continued his education at Shippensburg University earning a Master's degree in Psychology. He also completed a two-year course of study with the Pacific School of Worship.
"My goal in leading Worship Ministries here is to foster times of corporate and personal connections with God in powerful ways through the expression of our love for Him in music and song and to gain understanding of how worship is to permeate all aspects of life...our church life, our work life, our home life and our personal life. Worship is so much more than the expression itself...and all of us are on a journey of finding out what that means!"
Watching and playing sports especially volleyball, basketball and tennis, listening and playing music…especially in Jazz Rhythm and Blues Playing music in the local community with purpose is a great and fun "connecting point!"
John King served as Associate Pastor since 2003, in 2018 he took the role of Part-Time Pastoral Care & Counseling to begin working full-time at Liberty University Online.
John and his wife, Cindy, were married in 1991 and have nine children: Andrew, Jesse, Mariana, Mary, Shoun, Isaac, Eden, HopeAnne, and Victor.
John has his Ph.D. from Regent University (2013) in Counselor Education and Supervision, his M.Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary (2004), his M.A., in Counseling Psychology from Kutztown University of PA (1994).
"We were clearly called to serve here at McBIC, and since then we have seen amazing fruit through God's handiwork here. My long-term goal is to leave behind a legacy of pastors, counselors, worship leaders, missionaries, and especially children who are committed to expanding the Kingdom of God in this world."
When not involved at McBIC, you can see John and his family involved in their family group, The King's Strings, as well as advocating for adoption and orphan care through Victorious Hope Adoption Consulting, LLC.
Cody has served as the Pastor of Senior High Students and Young Adults since April of 2017.
Cody’s family lives outside of Philadelphia, PA where he grew up his entire life. He now owns a home in Mechanicsburg.
Cody graduated from Messiah College in 2011 with a degree in Christian Ministries, concentration in Youth Ministry. He hopes to attend grad school to obtain his Masters in Counseling or Divinity.
Cody has always had a heart for students; to watch a young person come into a deeper understanding of the Father and of themselves is one of his greatest joys. He believes teenagers have some of the most unlocked potential of any demographic, and he loves to see students realize that and step into their true identities.
Cody enjoys playing volleyball, spikeball, and tennis. He loves singing, playing guitar and piano, and leading worship. His favorite thing in the world is taking naps, though a good conversation at Chick-Fil-A or Juice ’N Java will pull him out of bed any day.
Sarah has served on staff at McBIC since October of 2013.
Sarah obtained her bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern University.
"We are blessed with a strong and healthy church at McBIC. I believe that God gives us blessings not to just keep them to ourselves, but to share with others. I love seeing our church using our resources to bless others like opening up our building for various community events and especially in making connections outside the walls of our church. Serving our community over time is what truly drives our mission of connecting people to Jesus."
Sarah enjoys baking, and being outdoors - anything from camping, gardening, or sitting around the fire with friends and family.
Sherry has served in the worship ministry teams since 1992 and has been on staff at McBIC since August of 2014.
Sherry and her husband Chris were married in 1991 and have 3 children, Josiah, Gabrielle and Hailey.
Sherry obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Messiah College.
"I love seeing people’s hearts touched by Our Father; through a simple act of kindness, seeing them engage in worship or through prayer, it’s always amazing to see His love for them pour over them as they turn to Him. Creating atmospheres where it makes it easy for people to connect with Christ is where God has allowed me to serve Him."
Sherry enjoys traveling with her family, watching her kids on the soccer field and all their other activities. She also enjoys music, photography and scrapbooking.
Evan has served as the Middle School Pastor as of May, 2017.
Evan grew up in Bucks County, PA with his mom and dad and two siblings, Allison and Thomas.
Evan graduated from Messiah College in May 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Ministries, with a concentration in Youth Ministry.
Evan is passionate about encouraging young people to mature into faithful followers of Jesus. Adolescence is a time permeated with change and Evan loves to see teenagers find safety, rest, and confidence in God.
Evan enjoys playing music, spending time on the golf course, and eating Chick-Fil-A. He’d love to get a meal or just hang out with you!
Jen has served as the Children’s Pastor since May of 2019.
Jen’s mom and older sister live in Lycoming County where she grew up her entire life. Her younger sister lives in Lancaster County.
Jen graduated from Messiah College in 2009 with a degree in Christian Ministries, concentration in Youth Ministry.
Since high school Jen has always had a heart for children; our kids are not just the next generation they are the now generation and they can make a difference right here, right now. Jen believes that every child was created in the image of God and if every child believed that too it can change everything. Change how they love God, love life, and love others.
Jen enjoys getting to know new people so let’s get together for a good taco or burger. She loves watching T.V., reading, and spending quality time with family and friends. Her favorite thing in the world is cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!
Molly has been on staff at McBIC since November of 2019.
Molly grew up in Parke County, Indiana- the Covered Bridge Capital of the World. She is the youngest child of two teachers- still residing in Indiana. Her older sister resides in Indiana; and, her older brother is a quarterbacks coach at Walsh University in North Canton, OH.
Molly graduated from Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, IL, in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Worship Ministry.
Molly has a passion for connecting people to healthy community rooted in the love of Jesus. She wants everyone to see how known, valued, and loved they are by Jesus and His people-- no matter their past. She has a passion for hearing people's stories and helping them see the goodness of Jesus in their lives.
Molly is an extrovert and loves to make friends. She also loves coffee so she would love to grab a cup of coffee with you! Molly also loves photography, music, traveling, hiking, and thrifting. On a fall Sunday afternoon you can catch her watching her beloved Green Bay Packers and in the summer you'll hear her cheering loudly for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Cindy has been serving as Pastor in Residence since September 2019.
Cindy grew up in Bucks County, PA, and now lives in Mechanicsburg with her two cats, Charlie and Earl. Her immediate family lives in Florida.
Cindy graduated from Messiah College in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in studio art, concentration in graphic design.
Cindy has a heart for young adults and is passionate about enabling and equipping others to discover, pursue, and fulfill the call that God has placed on their lives.
Cindy is a plant mom and cat lady who loves spending time with friends, especially if it involves good conversation, food, music, or movies.