MEET OUR TEAM

  • Pastor John Banks, ELDER and Senior Pastor

    Pastor Banks has been serving our church family for more than 12 years. His knowledge of the Bible and how it relates to believers continually blesses us. Pastor preaches most Sundays, provides direction for our staff and chairs the board of directors. Abby and his children are actively involved in music. 

  • Pastor Jeremy Yeckley, Elder and Associate Pastor

    Pastor Jeremy became a full-time pastor at TBS in 2023. He is responsible for the general oversight of family ministries in our church. In coordination with Pastor Banks he is active in counseling, leading discipleship programs, and outreach ministries as well. Kara and his children are actively involved in music.   

  • Jim Rowe, Head Elder

    Jim Rowe and his wife Rebecca Rowe have faithfully served the church for years. He has served as an Elder and Sunday school Leader in years past. Jim has been newly elected this year but is well acquainted with the role. 

  • John Derrick - Head Deacon

    John and his wife Emily have been a blessing to our church as they are involved in numerous ministries in our church from music to children's ministries. They have three children who all attend our Tabernacle Express program each Sunday morning.

  • Jared Newbon - deacon

    Jared and his wife Abby recently welcomed their first child in 2021. They are both willing to help out wherever they are needed and are active members of our Audio/Visual team.

  • Caleb Burns - Deacon

    Caleb is a Tabernacle Bible Church native that has been involved in ministry his entire life. He was a helper through his teenage years and is a leader through his young adult years. He participated in an internship here at Tabernacle and is now a key leader in the A/V and teens ministries. He is married to current Deaconess Jenn Burns and they have one little girl named Alex.

  • Phil Thompson - deacon

    Phil and his wife Debbie have been active in our church for years now. They have both served as deacon and deaconess numerous times. They have a heart for ministry and service.

  • Matthew Zausch - deacon

    Matt and his wife Diana have been a blessing to our church with the different ministries they have been involved in. They have two children who are actively involved in our children's ministry. Matt is always willing to help. He can be seen greeting at the front doors but also helps with a lot of behind the scenes ministries such as painting and helping build event props.

  • Deaconesses

    The Deaconess position is a voted position that is up for renewal every year. We are blessed to presently have eight women elected to serve our church in this way. 

    Rebecca Rowe is a leader and organizer within our group of deaconesses. She is accompanied by Claire Cooley, Barb Martin, Diana Zausch, Althea Poltanis, Trudy Derrick, Abby Newbon, and Jenn Burns.


    Some of their official functions include:

    Baptisms

    Communion

    Fellowship dinners

    Arranging hospitality needs

    Bereavement

    visitation

    Encouragement cards

    First baby showers

    Bridal showers

    Kitchen oversight

    Various miscellaneous areas of need