Staff

Meet our church staff.

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Geoff Elrod

Pastor

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Bro. Geoff Elrod (Left) moved here from the Northport area with his wife, Wendy, of 26 years. They have one son, Jacob (Right), who is a recent graduate of The University of Alabama School of Engineering. He attended with a Presidential Scholarship. He now works for Brasfield & Gorrie. Geoff grew up in Gadsden Alabama to parents, George and Jan Elrod, and graduated from Gadsden High School in 1984. He attended Gadsden State University and Jacksonville State University afterwards. In March of 1975 he accepted Jesus as his savior and was baptized soon after. He answered God's call to ministry and was eventually mentored by Dr. Gary Ashley who was the winner of the Troy L. Morrison Award. After studying under him for a year he attended Covington Theological Seminary School where he received an associates degree in sacred literature and a bachelors degree in Christian ministry. He has been pastoring since 2013.

His wife, Wendy Schlegel (Middle), was born in Connecticut. She moved to Birmingham as a small child and grew up in Vestavia Hills, graduating from Vestavia Hills High School in 1988. She attended Auburn University and graduated in 1992 with a degree in Finance.

"God has blessed me to begin pastoring in 2013, leading us to visit Mount Pleasant in July of 2019. Little did we know we would become their pastor in December of that same year. Wendy and I, as well as Jacob are honored to be called to become part of the Mount Pleasant family. I never thought we could become part of such a wonderful church family, and we look forward to many years of service. I have a lot of favorite bible verses but if i had to pick one it would have to be Psalms 46:10 'Be still and know that I am God.' I will faithfully serve the kingdom of God as a husband, father, and your pastor, and seek to grow daily in my own walk as I lead you to grow in yours. I live faithfully for the Lord. After accepting Christ, later in my teenage years I fell into the traps of sin until a Damascus Road moment in my life, on October 2, 2010, when God put me on my knees at an alter and things have never been the same. I was extremely blessed to be raised by christian parents who surrounded me with godly people that would step up and help me after answering God's call."  -Pastor Geoff Elrod

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Keith Mullenix

Worship Leader

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Keith began bi-vocationally leading worship at MPBC around 1980, while pursuing a degree in Computer Science at the University of Alabama. He has worked in the Information Systems field until very recently. Keith's music education consists of a few months of piano in high school and many years of learning by experience in solo, ensemble, and choir. But he says more valuable than these has been his marriage of over 30 years to his wife Deborah, a music education major, piano teacher, constant accompanist, partner and the mother of their 3 wonderful children, Daniel, Lauren, and Sarah Rebekah. They were recently blessed with their first grandchild, Davis, born to Daniel and his wife Kim. Keith says in his case, God definitely did not call the equipped but instead is equipping the called as he has tried to make himself available in His service. For Keith, MPBC has been a great place in which to grow up physically and spiritually because this church is truly a family of believers sharing each other’s burdens and working together in ministry for the cause of Christ. He and his family feel very blessed to have been associated with MPBC through the years.

 

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Jennifer Duren

Administrative Assistant

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Jennifer began serving as secretary of MPBC in 2012. She received her elementary education degree from Judson College in 2001 but after a few years of teaching she became a stay-at-home mom. Jennifer is involved in many ministries of the Church as well as a business out of her home. She and her husband Guy have 3 great children, Connor, Kathryn, and Camden that keep them quite busy. Jennifer is really not sure what free time is?

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Deborah Mullenix

Children's Ministry Coordinator

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Deborah grew up in church and accepted Christ at the age of 12. She has been an active member of MPBC since 1983 and has served in many areas over the years. Deborah first joined the MPBC staff as the church pianist in the late 80’s and still enjoys serving in that capacity today alongside her husband Keith, who serves as Worship Leader. In 2006, God opened a new door of ministry for Deborah, and Mt Pleasant as well, when she began serving as Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She has a heart for encouraging children and their families to find and grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Deborah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from the University of Alabama in 1982. In addition to serving on MPBC staff, she also teaches piano. When she's not working, Deborah enjoys DIY projects and spending time with Keith, their 3 adult children & new grandson Davis.