Pastor John has been at Beacon since 1981. He grew up in Warren, MI. He felt the call to ministry while at Camp Chautauqua in August, 1973. Pastor John graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts degree of Theology. He also holds a Master’s Degree from Liberty University in Pastoral Counseling. John is married to Rhonda, and they have four children; Adam (Jessica), Jordan (Hunter), Jennie (Jared), and Matthew. Pastor John teaches the Young Adults United class and oversees the daily organization of the church. John is actively involved in the community having served for 19 years on the Taylor Board of Education. He presently is chairman of the Michigan Baptist Bible Fellowship. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and also traveling. Rev. Reilly became the Senior Pastor at Beacon on December 31st, 2017.
Brad has been with Beacon since 2013. He grew up in Mechanicsburg, OH and felt the call to ministry at Camp Chautauqua in 2007. His wife Juliann is originally from Beacon, they were married in 2011. Brad graduated from Boston Baptist College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies and a minor in Church Ministries. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family. Brad teaches the Revolution class, leads the Vintage services, and organizes all children’s ministries.
Jared has been the Worship Pastor at Beacon since 2014. Jared has a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies and a Master of Arts in Church Ministry, both from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. In addition to being the Worship Pastor, Jared is also the Outreach Pastor and Missions Pastor at Beacon. Jared and his wife, Jennie, were married in 2015. Jennie leads several children’s ministry areas in addition to serving in the worship ministry.
Robert and Lora Hunter
Church Administrator and Administrative Assitant
Lora Hunter has been working part time in the church office in a support role to our Worship Ministries. Robert retired from his position at PNC bank in 2017 and joined Beacon as Church Administrator in 2018. Robert and Lora have 2 adult children, Sara and Katie.
Dr. Herbert Gilbert
Pastor Gilbert grew up in the Detroit area. He felt the call to enter the ministry in 1959 and later graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. In 1966 he became Pastor of Beacon. On December 31st, 2017 he retired as Senior Pastor and continues to serve with Beacon as Pastor Emeritus. He received his Honorary Doctorate degree in May of 2001 and in 2016 celebrated his 50th year as Pastor. He is married to Glenda and they have three children; Sherry, Deborah and Steve. Pastor Gilbert enjoys teaching the Heritage class and likes to play golf in his spare time.
Yvonne is our financial secretary. She has been a member of Beacon for 33 years. She came on staff in 1999. She graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo with a bachelors in Business. Yvonne is married to Jeff and has two children, Cynthia and Spencer. She enjoys music and keeping up with her kids.
Lisa has been a member at Beacon for 39 years, and came on staff in 2017. She is a graduate of Liberty University. Lisa is married to Brian and has three children, Lydia, Leslie and Ethan. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family.
I.T. Systems Administrator
Adam has been a member of Beacon Baptist church since 1984. He joined the Beacon staff in 2013 in a part time role to assist with computer and media technology throughout the church building. He and his wife Lori were married in 1999. They have two children, Bryson and Meghan.
Kathy and her husband Larry have been members of Beacon for many years. They serve together in our Life Kids ministry and Kathy works as part time staff supporting our student ministries.
Heidi joined our custodial team in 2017. She and her husband Nathan grew up attending Beacon. They have two children, Sullivan and Sophia.
Bev joined our custodial team in 2017. She and her husband Kevin have been members of Beacon for many years and have 2 adult children Kelly and Kym.