meet Our Elders

  • Rick Barrett

    In 1973, Debbie and I  became members of Manahawkin Baptist Church. I began serving in the “Boys Brigade” program until 1990. Then I became active in an MBC based band that performed contemporary Christian Music and joined the choir.

    For the past twenty years I have served on the finance committee  and the elder board.  During the past forty-five years of serving at MBC, I would like to believe that God’s love was evident through my actions while serving and enjoying the fellowship with others. As an elder again, my goal would be to serve the MBC family by helping with administration as well as any ministry opportunities that arise as God directs us within our community and beyond.


    Reach Rick at rick.j.barrett@gmail.com 

  • Al Erickson

    "God, in His great mercy, opened my heart to the gospel at a young age. Years later He has brought me into a position of leadership here at MBC. My prayer is that I will serve Him well, leading with love, and helping others to come to Christ and to grow in faith. I also pray that we will join together at MBC and work towards what is valuable in Jesus sight."



    Reach Al at: arerickson@comcast.net

  • JOHn Guenther

    John has been a member of Manahawkin Baptist Church since 2015. He and his wife Sarah serve together working with the youth group.  John's life verse is  James 5:7-8 "Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand."


    Reach John at: johnxguenther@gmail.com

  • Pete Reese

    Pete's life verse is Philippians 4:8. "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." 


    Reach Pete at peterreese1953@gmail.com