Lead Pastor/Elder-MARK A. BEARD
From the time he was a kid to a pre-med college student studying chemistry, Mark has wanted to help people. But rather than heal people physically, God called him to help people heal spiritually. He loves preaching and teaching the truth of God’s Word as it cuts away the diseased parts of our lives and brings the healing hope of Jesus into damaged, discouraged hearts. While finishing his chemistry degree, God brought the love of his life into his world – Rebecca. They’ve been married since 1991 and have four wonderful children. After finishing his chemistry degree, he earned a Master of Divinity and served churches in NC, WV, and PA. He and his family have been at CCCS since 2005.
Worship Arts Pastor-CAMERON WATFORD
Cameron has been serving at CCCS since 2007. He and his wife Libby have been married since 2001. His wife is originally from the Williamsport area so they have the unique opportunity to live in the house she grew up in. They have two children, Abby and Kenan and a sheltie named Holly. He is an avid fan of UNC basketball and enjoys playing golf.
Cameron says of himself, “If you’re looking for perfection don’t look at me. I am simply a child of God who happens to be a pastor, husband, father, son, brother, and friend. I try to make my life worship and sometimes I’m not that successful at it, but I try to be better today than I was yesterday so that I can be better tomorrow then I am today.”
Student Pastor – Taylor Wells
Taylor moved to PA with his wife, Brooke, and started serving at CCCS in July 2016. Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, he loves having seasons other than HOT. He graduated from Johnson University Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Theology with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. Taylor lives for in-depth relationships with students, and his goal is to lead them into a lifelong journey of becoming more like Jesus, as he continues to do the same.
He loves good coffee, writing, reading, music of all kinds, camping, and fishing.
Director of Community Outreach – Stan Cary
Stan and his family have been attending CCCS since 2013. Prior to joining the family of Christian Church at Cogan Station, Stan was a United States Marine for 9 years and felt it better to lead his family serving the Lord full time. As a Director of Community Outreach his desire is to show individuals God’s love through discipleship and giving back to the community. Stan is on staff to help our mission in glorifying God in our community by making disciples of Jesus Christ who passionately love God and one another.
Stan also has a degree in Exercise Science with numerous certifications and now attends Grace Bible College online program seeking a degree in business.
Director of Children’s Ministry -JENNY BROWN
Jenny has attended CCCS since 2006, the same year she married her husband Brian. They have 2 children who keep them laughing Lily and Drew. Jenny loves being a wife and mother, her favorite things are eating Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs and watching her family play and grow together. She is currently serving with Children’s Ministry.
Women’s Ministry – BECKY YODER
Becky has served alongside her husband, Bud, at CCCS since September of 1981. She has been his wife for 54 years. They have six children, 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Becky loves what God has allowed her to do here at CCCS. She loves opportunities to see the kids and grandones. She would like to make her life statement one that is taken from an old song she was reacquainted with recently. “It’s just another day in the life of a child of God, walkin down the road where the Savior trod.” What an exciting path!
Secretary – JOYCE WAY
Joyce has been serving as secretary/receptionist at CCCS since 2003. She and her husband Rick have been married 40 years and have two daughters, Tammy and Amy, and a son, Rick Jr. They have several grandchildren and love spending time with them. Joyce enjoys sharing Gods love with children. She and her husband also enjoy kayaking and spending time outdoors.
Secretary – JUNE TWIGG
June and her husband Steve have been married since 2003; together they have 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren. June had spent almost 30 years in the banking industry before coming to serve as Secretary/Bookkeeper here at CCCS in 2004. Steve and June love to spend time with family especially fishing and boating. June enjoys spending time in ladies Bible studies where she is strengthened in her walk with the Lord and also is able to encourage the same in others.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
While God and the Bible are the ultimate authority for The Christian Church at Cogan Station, there is a leadership structure to keep the day-to- day operations and ministry of the church moving correctly. The leadership of CCCS has a few integral parts. CCCS is first and foremost an elder-led church. The elders provide oversight, vision, and guidance to the corporate side of the church and most importantly the spiritual side of the church. The elders’ leadership is expressed through the ministry of the staff. Lead Pastor Mark Beard provides the leadership and everyday decision making for the staff and also serves as an elder. The staff is made up of full-time ministry staff, full-time support staff, and part-time ministry and support staff. Worship Arts Pastor, Cameron Watford, oversees the everyday decisions within the Worship/Arts Ministry, Congregational Care, and Men’s Discipleship. At the end of the day, the Christian Church at Cogan Station leadership ensures that everything that is done honors Jesus as Lord and Savior and lifts Him up as the true Leader of His Church.
Elder – HARRY “BUD” YODER
In 1981 Bud Yoder founded the Christian Church at Cogan Station. His passions include preaching, evangelizing, discipleship, and missions. He loves to golf and loves the church and is one of the most optimistic people you will ever meet. He and his wife, Becky, have been married for over 50 years and have 6 kids and host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bud retired from full-time ministry in 2005 but continues to travel on mission trips, preach, and serve as an Elder at CCCS.
Elder – TOM SHIREY
Tom is sixty-nine years young, and has been married to his wife Linda for 49 of those years. They have three children: Heather, Seth, and Beth. Tom has also been blessed with 9 grandchildren
Tom and his wife left Lycoming Christian church in 1981 to help start CCCS. Their intent was to return to Lycoming after CCCS was established, but God had other plans. CCCS was and is today a place where people can find Christ, worship our Creator God and be involved in the great commission of Matthew 28:18-19.
His favorite verse is Philippians 3:10-11. “I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His suffering, becoming like Him in His death and so somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.”
Elder – MORGAN WOODWORTH
Morgan has been a Christian since 1987. He has attended Christian Church at Cogan Station since 1997. He served for eight years as a deacon and has been an elder since 2010. Morgan has a passion to reach the lost and loves to pray anytime, anywhere. He has been on many mission trips and served in many ministries in the church, including FamJam, Jump Start, and Celebrate Recovery. He and his wife Linda are chiropractors and live in Covington, Pennsylvania. Always feel free to share your prayer praises, requests and concerns with him.
Elder – Brian Hornberger
Brian was born and raised in Williamsport, PA. He graduated Williamsport Area High School in 1991 and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he received a degree in Criminology and a minor in Psychology in 1996. Brian entered the workforce after graduation as a caseworker for one year before taking a job with a Baltimore, MD based IT Services company in 1997. In 1998 Brian married his best friend Paula and began attending the Severn Christian Church. Brian gave his life to Jesus Christ in 2000 and was baptized. In 2005 they moved from Baltimore to Bellefonte, PA and had the opportunity to join a church plant called Watermarke. They assisted in the initial startup and growth of this church prior to moving back to Montoursville, PA in 2009 where they began attending CCCS. Here, Brian has engaged and participated in a range of small groups and children’s programs (FamJam, Unique and CSSM.) Brian feels fortunate to be near their families again and is proud to have such an amazing church family as well. Brian and Paula have been blessed with two children; Gabe and Ashley.
Elder – Kevin Stiles
I was born and raised in the small town of Canton, PA. I am the son of Gerald and Dianne Stiles. I attended the First Baptist Church in Canton, PA while attending school in Canton. I graduated from Canton Area High School in 1983 and joined the United States Air Force in 1984, where I worked and trained as a Security Police Officer/K-9 Handler. I stayed in the Active Duty Air Force/Air Force Reserve until I retired in 2006 with 21 years of service.
In 1996, I was hired with the City of Williamsport Bureau of Police and worked as a police officer/Sergeant/Detective from 1996 thru 2015, at which time I retired from the police dept.
I am married to Cheri Stiles and am the step-father to Tegan Hartman and Adam Hartman.
I started attending CCCS around 2002 and have been faithfully attending every since. I have felt the calling to become an Elder in the church and believe God is using me to promote the Kingdom of God. I am also working as the manager for the Security Team at the church. God is truly blessing CCCS and it is evident by the care and compassion of those leading this church as well as those attending.