Pastor Bill Brown

Bill Brown
Senior Pastor

Bill has been serving as the Senior Pastor of Vienna Baptist Church since January 1st, 2007.  He and Patricia, his wife since December 1985, have three adult daughters – Jessica who is married to Shawn Woods, Lindsay, and Bethany who is married to Mason Beuhring, They also have two teenage sons, Isaac and Eric, along with the recent addition of Claire Elyse who was born to Shawn and Jessica in August of 2015. Bill’s hometown is Rupert, WV where he graduated from Greenbrier West High School.  He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Glenville State College.  He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now called Palmer Seminary) in 2004, and also a doctor of ministry degree from Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL in 2014 with an emphasis on congregational leadership. He entered full-time, vocational ministry in 1996 with a passion to teach and preach God’s word that remains to this day.  Before transitioning to vocational ministry, he taught chemistry and physics at Nicholas County High School in Summersville, WV, and also worked in the chemical industry as a lab analyst and process chemist.  He enjoys spending his spare time with his family.  His hobbies include reading books in the leadership fable genre, sports of various kinds, hunting and fishing, remodeling work, and tinkering on things that need to be repaired.

Dennis Pratt
Associate Pastor

With prayer and great consideration for how God has worked in my life; With peace of mind and God’s grace I have always felt confident to server Jesus Christ.  On Nov. 5th, 1971 I made a decision to serve Jesus Christ.  That conversion was the beginning of a joyful and at times an arduous journey.  In the ensuing years I was privileged to serve as teacher while serving on various boards and committees in my home church.  On Dec. 5 1995 I answered the call to prepare for pastoral ministry beginning with extending a personal library, completing five yrs of Pastoral Ministers studies through the American Baptist Convention along with an Associate of Arts Degree in Professional Studies from Ohio Valley University that eventually brought me to Vienna Baptist in Oct of 2002.  My favorite pastimes are biking, golf, and sharing time with my wife Yvonne, not necessarily in that order.

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Dwight Brohard
Minister of Business Administration

Dwight Brohard was raised in Ritchie County and attended Strait Creek Baptist Church, in Brohard WV. He worked in the corporate world for several years; primarily for Pitney Bowes Corporation, based in Stamford, CT, achieving the position of District Director for the State of WV. Dwight has been involved in ministry since accepting Jesus as his Savior at the age of 13. He has held a variety of positions in churches, including Minister of Music, Children’s Director, Sunday School Teacher and Treasurer. Presently, he is the Minister of Business Administration at Vienna Baptist Church, and previously was the Pastor of Newark Baptist Church, having held that calling for nearly ten years. Dwight attended Glenville State College and has an Associate’s Degree from WVU-P, A Diploma in Pastoral Ministry from the School of Christian Studies, through the West Virginia Baptist Convention. He has also been ordained through The West Virginia Baptist Convention, and Parkersburg Association and has also been ordained through The United Christian Church & Ministerial Association. Dwight will graduate in May 2016, from Palmer Theological Seminary, in Philadelphia, PA, West Virginia Program, with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He is married to Joani Smith Brohard, who was raised in Wood County and attended Epworth UMC and Evangelical UMC Parkersburg, WV. Joani is a graduate of Glenville State College and has a Masters Degree in Administration from WVU. She is an Elementary Teacher with over twenty years in Wood County. At present she is a First Grade Teacher at Mineral Wells Elementary School and was the Youth Leader at Newark Baptist Church. Joani has a genuine love for children and has taught children through musical programs, including hand bells, Sunday School, VBS and much more. Prior to Newark, they attended South Parkersburg Baptist Church, where Dwight sang on the Praise Team and both were Youth Leaders. They are the parents of four grown children, with two being married.

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Bryson Morlan
Pastor of Student Ministries

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Janelle Walker
Director of Children’s Ministry

Janelle is married to Kevin and they have three children, Lily-Rose, Jackson and Isabella.  Their family moved to West Virginia from Kentucky over 3 years ago.  Janelle has a Bachelor’s degree from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY.  She was also formerly a Certified Nurse Aide.  She is currently a Children’s Leader for the Day Women’s class of Bible Study Fellowship in Parkersburg where she teaches 3-4 year old’s each week.  She has been an active volunteer in the Children’s Ministry and has a passion for teaching children God’s Word.  Janelle enjoys spending, time with her family, reading and cheering for her favorite college basketball (UK) and football (Penn State) teams in her spare time.

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Cathy Grewe-Engle
Director of Music

Cathy Grewe is married to Steve and has 2 daughters and six grandchildren.  She received a Bachelor degree in Music at West Liberty State College and has directed church choirs of various denominations since 1970.  She joined Vienna Baptist in 1997 serving as the Sanctuary Choir director and Director of Music. Currently, she also works as a school counselor at Jackson Middle School after receiving a Master degree in Counseling in 1999. When not at work or at church, Cathy enjoys time with the grandchildren.

Ashley Bills
Assistant Director of Music

Ashley has always been interested in music. Throughout all stages of her life she has been involved in special choirs and groups, but she first felt called to worship ministry at sixteen when she lead worship in her youth group. Today she has lead corporate adult worship for more than five years. In her spare time, Ashley sings lead and plays rhythm guitar for The Laurel Creek Band. She has degrees in public relations and graphic design from Marshall University and is currently employed as the Director of Clinical Admissions for Genesis Healthcare. When away from work, Ashley enjoys traveling with her husband Nathan, and family.

Ruth Dickey
Church Secretary

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