Aaron Menikoff

Aaron Menikoff

Senior Pastor

Aaron and his wife, Deana, came to Mount Vernon in June 2008. They have four children: Rachel, Jonah, Natalie, and Tori. They moved to Atlanta from Louisville, KY after Aaron completed his Masters of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies and his Ph.D. in American Church History from Southern Seminary.

Aaron’s full bio
aaronmenikoff@mvbchurch.org

Bryan Pillsbury

Bryan Pillsbury

Associate Pastor/Missions

Bryan grew up in Greenville, SC. He became a Christian through Young Life just before his senior year in High School. He played soccer at Montreat College for 2 years and transferred to complete his undergraduate degree at Gordon College, in Massachusetts. Bryan met his wife, Paige, at Gordon and was married in 1979. A year later Bryan began his graduate studies and completed his MBA while working at Montreat College in NC. In 1987, Pastor Jim Wood brought Bryan to Mount Vernon to oversee construction, administration, finance and recreation. Bryan was ordained to the pastoral ministry in 1991 and added the additional responsibility of helping oversee much of the missions outreach. He currently serves as Associate Pastor/Missions. Bryan and Paige have 5 children: Rachel, Sarah, Preston, Nathan, and Richard.
bryanpillsbury@mvbchurch.org

Brad Thayer

Brad Thayer

Associate Pastor/Administration

Brad is from Morristown, a small town in East Tennessee. He was raised in a Christian home. He graduated from Boyce College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2006. Prior to receiving his B.A., he completed an A.S. in Agricultural Business from Walter State Community College. He and his wife Candace were married in 2003 and have four children: Olivia, Eva, Nadia, and Greyson. Brad serves as the Associate Pastor/Administration overseeing the church’s operations, finances, facilities, and other general pastoral duties.
bradthayer@mvbchurch.org

Dustin Butts

Dustin Butts

Assistant Pastor/Education

Dustin grew up in Lampasas, TX. He became a Christian as an undergraduate at Angelo State University. After college, Dustin spent a year working as a math teacher and then attended Southern Seminary in Louisville. After seminary, he spent two more years teaching math before moving to Atlanta and taking a grant administrator position at Georgia State University. Dustin joined the MVBC staff in March 2014. He and his wife, Jaime, have been members of Mount Vernon since 2011. They have three sons: Nathaniel, Timothy, and Daniel, and one daughter, Annie.
dustinbutts@mvbchurch.org

B.J. King

B.J. King

Executive Administrative Assistant

B.J. was born and raised in Victoria, TX. He attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science. During college, he also met his wife Meg, and they were married in 2008. Soon after, they moved to Louisville, KY. During his time in Louisville, B.J. served on the staff of Third Avenue Baptist Church as an Administrator. He also worked in banking, commercial real estate, and technology sales. B.J. moved to Atlanta in November 2014 to join the staff at MVBC. He and Meg have four children: Ben, Ellie, Joseph, and Matthew.
bjking@mvbchurch.org

Carolyn Versele

Carolyn Versele

Ministry Assistant

Carolyn was born in New Orleans, LA but grew up in Atlanta. Carolyn became a Christian as a high school senior, which persuaded her decision to attend a Christian college, North Greenvile University. There she met her husband, Robert, while taking several of the same art classes. Carolyn and Robert live in Marietta with their four children, Adalina, Angela, David, and Caden.
carolynversele@mvbchurch.org

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Liz Freemon

Ministry Assistant

Liz was born in Smyrna and grew up in Marietta, GA. She attended Georgia Tech, where she gained a B.S. in Business Administration. While at Tech, she met her husband, Alex, and they were married in 2013. Liz and Alex have moved to Smyrna after spending a year and a half in Dubai, U.A.E.
lizfreemon@mvbchurch.org

Kyle Gross

Children’s Ministry Director

Kyle was born and raised in Kennesaw, GA. He became a Christian in high school. He moved to Louisville, KY to study at Boyce College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Counseling and is currently working towards a Masters of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies from Southern Seminary. Kyle came on staff at Mount Vernon in May 2017 to serve as the Children’s Ministry Director and is married to Trisha.
kylegross@mvbchurch.org

Eric Campbell

Eric Campbell

Choir Director/Music Assistant

Eric is from Stone Mountain, GA and has lived in Florida, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Eric and his wife, Kimberly, married in 2011, and returned to the Atlanta area in April of 2014. He works as a sales associate and church consultant for Steinway Piano Galleries and serves on the staff of MVBC. Eric studied music at Palm Beach Atlantic University and theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served as minister of music and worship in West Palm Beach, FL; Durham, NC; and Little Rock, AR. Eric and Kimberly live in Sandy Springs with their two sons: Elijah and Sebastian.

ericcampbell@mvbchurch.org

Sergey Popazoglo

Sergey Popazoglo

Maintenance