Linda lives in the Bright community and has been on staff at Bright Church since June of 1990. Linda and her husband Carl have two grown children (BJ & Maria), and four beautiful grandchildren (Canaan, Ezra, Lainey, and Ivy) who fill their lives with great joy. Linda enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, dancing, being creative, and admiring God’s magnificent creation.
In her position as office manager, she feels blessed to get to work with a staff and leadership team as well as serve with a church family who follow Bright's mission to Love God, Love People, and Impact the World and is thankful Bright Church teaches with a sound biblical doctrine. Linda has a passion for missions, appreciates opportunities to travel on mission trips, and is grateful for all who work on the mission field making disciples.
Gary has a passion for people, sports, fitness and God. Mix them together and we have his dream ministry position. Gary harbors a deep love for all things creative, including creating fun, exciting and inspiring sporting environments to share the love of God with people. He graduated from Cincinnati Christian University with a BS in Christian Ministries with a focus on Children and Youth Ministries. If Gary could pick one sport to play it's volleyball. He and his wife Tangi coached together at the collegiate level and played sand volleyball for many years. They enjoy watching their 4 children play basketball, volleyball and swimming.
When Gary isn't dreaming up new ideas to connect people to Jesus, he enjoys visiting other countries, going on mission trips (43 and still counting), meeting new people, designing new landscaping ideas, gardening, kayaking, fishing and going out for dinner.
If he could be anywhere, Gary would find himself outdoors with his wife, four kids, and their labradoodle—a camera in one hand and a hot dark roast in the other.
Eric is the husband of Shannon and father of Crosby, Dannee Kay, and Makinlee Bingaman. He joined the staff at Bright in the fall of 2017. A graduate of Butler University, Eric earned his BA with a focus on Telecommunication Arts. He has also earned a Master of Ministry and a Master of Divinity degree from Cincinnati Christian University with a focus on church growth and leadership. Much of Eric’s ministry career has been focused on writing, speaking, and mentoring the church on how to live in Biblical community. If you are looking for a place to serve or a community to belong to, give him a call or email.
A lifelong resident of Dearborn County, Dusty and his wife Joy joined BCC in 2005. Dusty is blessed with 5 children and 2 grandchildren. Dusty went to college at Indiana University, where he received his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Marketing. He also spent nearly 31 years all-together, in real estate, construction, property management and facilities. Dusty has experienced the majority of his "soul sessions" (interactions with Christ) while being on or in the water. Dusty is proud to serve at Bright Church, in order to further the mission of Loving God. Loving People. & Impacting The World.
Kent began his ministry at Bright in February of 2007. After graduating from Florida Christian College in 1990 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in preaching/youth ministry, he spent 12 years serving as a full time youth minister. With a love of music coupled with a greater love for God, Kent began feeling called to enter into full time worship ministry. In 2001, he was called to lead the worship ministry at a church in Versailles, KY and then accepted the call to serve at Bright in 2007.
Kent’s passion is to provide people with opportunities to open their hearts to God in worship, both corporately and individually. Kent is married to Susan, who plays a big part in the worship ministry as keyboardist and vocal coach. He has 3 kids. Brandon graduated from Cincinnati Christian University (CCU) with a degree in Worship Music. Christopher is studying Psychology at CCU and is pursing a career in Substance Abuse Counseling. Kent's youngest, Michaella is homeschooled and a level 9 gymnast at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy.
Tina began working in the office at Bright Church in 2016. She loves her job and considers it a joy to get to work with a great staff team and to serve her church family. She loves helping with the senior citizen ministry and the Grief Share support group.
Tina was born and raised in Bright, attended East Central High School, and took classes at UC Blue Ash. She moved away and came back in 2010 and began attending BCC. She is married to Tony and they have 4 children and 1 grandchild.
Sam is married to Caroline and they have one daughter, Lacey. They moved to Harrison in 2010 and immediately got involved at Bright. Five years ago they were asked to serve as the leaders of Zone 45 and have been enjoying their time mentoring to this impressionable group of kids. In his free time, Sam loves being outside (baseball, softball, golf, etc) and spending time with his family and friends.
Sam grew up the son of a minister in Georgetown, Ohio. He went to Cincinnati Christian University and graduated in 2009 with a degree in youth ministry. He has always had a passion to lead kids to know Christ and is looking forward to being children’s minister at Bright Church. He hopes to connect with many more children of the church as well as partner with their parents to continue their spiritual journey.
Ashley has been attending Bright for nearly 16 years. She began leading worship when she was 17 for Bright's Youth Ministry and at Women's Ministry events. She graduated from CCU with a degree in Psychology and Biblical Studies. She also focused her study on counseling with a biblical perspective.
Ashley recently worked for a church as the worship leader, and her passion for worship ministry only continued to grow. She also worked for another ministry in Price Hill helping women overcome trauma and addiction. Ashley has a passion for helping people worship the Lord more intimately; both in a corporate worship setting or helping others grow individually in their walk with the Lord.
Rhonda Posey has been a member of Bright since 1997. She has lived in the area her entire life, and was married to Randy for 31 years before his passing in 2012. Rhonda has two children, Ryan (teaching in Spain) and Rachel (a teacher at Bright Elementary) and one beautiful grandchild, Lilianna. Rachel is married to Zac Strobl. Rhonda also serves as a board member of Bright Christian Preschool. She loves to travel and spend time with her children and granddaughter.
Jeff grew up in Delhi and is a graduate of Oak Hills High School and Cincinnati Christian University. He and his wife, Johnnie, live near ECHS and are the parents of three grown children, and one grandchild. Jeff enjoys Saddlebred horses, sports, and music. When approached to come lead Bright, Jeff felt the call to combine his years of solid ministry experience with the potential and opportunity that exists at Bright Church, in order to make a difference for Christ's Kingdom. Jeff loves to witness the life change that people undergo as they discover God's grace and begin to grow closer to Him. That never gets old and it drives him daily in his conversations with all the people he encounters to Love God. Love People. Impact the World.
New to the area, Justin moved into Harrison, Ohio in the summer of 2019. Justin grew up inside of a ministry family with his father as a senior minister in Columbia, Missouri for the majority of his life. Justin is the youngest and tallest of five children in his family. Justin has a great passion for student ministry, lost people, and building relationships with those around him to help guide others in love toward God.
Justin finished his Master’s in Strategic Ministry with a specialization in Youth Ministry from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. He grew up visiting the Smokies and views it as a home away from home. Justin loves hiking, ultimate frisbee, and soccer. He looks forward to helping students become lifelong disciples by partnering with families to help expand God’s kingdom.
Jacquie is the housekeeper here at Bright Church. Jacquie sees her position as Housekeeper as her personal ministry. Jacquie believes that the cleanliness of Bright Church is important because it could make a good first impression for someone visiting the church for the first time. As the old saying goes, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” Jacquie's husband, Mike Wood (Woody) helps with the cleaning of this large venue. Jacquie has 2 daughters and 5 granddaughters, and enjoys visiting the beach and mountains with her family.
My wife Jacquie and I have been members of Bright Christian Church since 1992. I currently help Jacquie clean the church and I am in charge of cleaning the Sports & Fitness Center. I also drive a school bus for Sunman Dearborn Community Schools.
I went into the Navy right out of High School. After serving for 5 years I worked as a Letter Carrier, retiring after 35 years.
I love the beach, the mountains and traveling. I have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.