Staff

Wayne Parker
Senior Pastor
734-421-0472


Pastor Wayne Parker and his wife, Cindy, have five children. They served on the West side of Michigan for 13 years in church planting. Pastor Wayne accepted the call to come serve at his home church (Merriman Road Baptist) in 1996. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

David Ferraro
Pastor of Discipleship
734-421-0472


Dave Ferraro has served on staff with Merriman Road since 2009 and gives leadership to the small group ministries of our church.  He and his wife Becky have been married since 2002 and have 7 children (Isaac, Gracelyn, Owen, Ethan, Nolan, Emmalee and Hudson).  Dave is a graduate of Wayne State University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Rob Parsons
Pastor to College Students
734-421-0472


Rob and his wife, Kelley, have been ministering to our college students for several years now. They hold weekly Bible studies in thier home, on the campuses of Henry Ford Community College, Schoolcraft College, Wayne State Univerity, and Sunday mornings at Merriman Road. Rob and Kelley have 2 children, Ashley and Austin.

John Lendrum
Pastor to Students
734-421-0472

John is a Garden City native who has been a member of Merriman Road since 2012.  John joined our staff in October 2017 with the desire to make strong disciples of the youth.  He and his wife Leah have been married since 2007 and have three daughters, Avalee, Jolee and Kaylee. John enjoys reading, fishing, hunting, working out and spending time with his family. He also owns his own tile company and his wife owns a Christian dance studio. John graduated from Manthano Christian College with an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies.

Jessica Kogelmann
Minister to Children
734-421-0472


Jessica Kogelmann grew up in Michigan and graduated from Spring Arbor University in 2000. She has been a member of MRBC since 1994. Jessica accepted the position as our Children's Minister in 2002. She was married to her husband, Joe, in April 2001. They have 4 children, Kaden, Ellie, Aleah and Lana.

Louis Buendia
Associate Minister of Discipleship
7344210472

Louis Buendia joined our staff in 2018. Since 2016, he, his wife, Samantha, and his sons Andrew, Luke, and Alex have been involved ministering to the Hispanic community through indoor soccer, bible study and bilingual services.  Louis  gives leadership to our Security Team and Greeters Ministry at Merriman Road. Louis is a graduate of Liberty University with a Diploma in Biblical Studies and also a graduate of Henry Ford Community College with an Associate in Applied Science (Radiographer). He is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program at Liberty University for Religion Biblical and Theological studies.  Louis enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, and most outdoor activities.

Chris Babb
Pastoral Apprentice
734-421-0472

Christopher Babb has been on staff with Merriman Road since early 2018. He is currently training as a pastoral apprentice and has been leading our creative arts ministry. He and his wife Casey have been married since January 2016.  Christopher is a graduate of Boyce College, the undergraduate school at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Karen Mitton
Office Manager
734-421-0472
Annette Melton
Secretary
734-421-0472

Annette has served as a church secretary since 1987 beginning with Pastor Ray Babb.  She has two daughters, Ann and Sue, and five grandchildren.

Gail MacKinnon
Secretary
734-421-0472

Gail has recently joined our staff as a help in the office in 2015, but she is not new to MRBC.  She has been a long time member and currently serves as the Children's Bible Study Director and also assists with the Children's Choir.

Mike Ferré
Facility Manager
734-421-0472

Mike began serving as our Facility Manager in early 2015 but has been a faithful member of MRBC for many years.  Mike is married to Shila who also gives leadership to our cooking teams in the kitchen.

Janet Gallo
Accounting Manager
734-421-0472

Janet has served helping to keep the books at MRBC since 2008 and has been a member since 1998.  She has been married to her husband Paul since 2002 and they have two children Christina and Elijah.  Janet is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Marygrove College, keeps busy by investing in her kids and reading books in her leisure time.