Brian Lee - Elder
Brian is a near lifelong resident of Mt. Vernon. He attained his undergraduate degree at Eastern Illinois University, then went on to medical school in Chicago. He and his wife Carol, also raised in Mt. Vernon, have 3 grown children: James, Rachel and David. Brian has served as an elder at Second Baptist Church since 2001. He loves Crossfit, playing guitar and most recently, taking on his newest role of grandfather!
Eric Black - Deacon
Eric was born and raised in Mt Vernon and is the oldest of four brothers. He met his wife, Linda, in pharmacy school and they married in 2002. Together they have five children; Elisa, Katelyn, Lydia, Jacob, and Noah. Eric is a local pharmacist and enjoys caring for his patients. He enjoys spending time with his children, reading books, and the privileges of a private pilot's license. Eric was called as a deacon in 2018.
Joshua York - Senior Pastor
Joshua was born and raised in Texas. He and his wife Lauren have four children: Lincoln, Molly, Caroline, and Abraham. After serving several years in student ministry, Joshua came to Second Baptist as the senior pastor in August of 2017. He holds a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies from Wayland Baptist University and a Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an avid lover of baseball, good coffee, and great books.
Director of Outreach and Student Ministries
Scott was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, but after many years away, he returned to the area in the fall of 2017. He and Wendy have four terrific kids: Anna, Michael, Katie and Will. Scott graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and later William Carey International University. When he is able, Scott loves Mt. Vernon Rams sports, working in the yard, or eating freshly-baked Central Asian naan bread!
Carolyn has served as our church’s administrative assistant for 30 years. She and her husband, David, are the proud parents of 3 children: Mark, Sarah & John. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. But in her spare time, Carolyn enjoys watching Nascar.
David was born and raised in Southern Illinois and is a graduate of SIUC. He has been a member at Second since 1981. He had his wife Pattie have been married 35 years and have two children, Michael and wife Hannah, and Kiley and husband Dustin. They are the proud grandparents. David enjoys golf, baseball, and officiating high school sports games.