MBC

STAFF

Dr. Stephen Burrell

Senior Pastor

Steve has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Grace Theological Seminary. He brings a love and passion for teaching the Bible. Steve's philosophy of preaching comes from Nehemiah 8:8, "They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading."

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Steve and his wife of 28 years, Michelle, have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Stephanie. Michelle works at a local middle school as a special education math teacher. The Burrells love the outdoors, movies, family time, hanging out, and going out for dinner. 

Jonathan DiMego

Student Pastor

Jonathan grew up in Round Rock, Texas and moved to Nacogdoches where he graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in History. He is currently working on a Master of Biblical Studies at Moody Bible Institute. He is passionate about student ministry and seeing the next generation walk in relationship with Jesus and live on mission for the kingdom of God.

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His favorite verse is Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”


In his free time, Jonathan loves the outdoors (fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, climbing), watching sports, drinking a good cup of coffee, and reading. 

Amy Mitcham

Preschool Director

Amy has previously served as a local Children’s Director overseeing ministry programming and providing over site to their day schools. Amy is a graduate of Sam Houston State and laughingly says her Criminal Justice degree comes in handy while working with children. She loves early childhood education and watching the seeds of faith be nurtured and planted in the youngest of hearts.

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She and her husband Chris have two children: Becca and John. Her family has lived in the Magnolia area for over twenty years. In her free time she and her family enjoy movies, game nights, lots of tacos and watching football.

Her favorite verses change often but she loves Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Marsha Nikolaiev

Pastoral Admin/Office Manager
(Children & Youth)

Marsha and her family started attending Magnolia Bible Church in 2008 and began attending more regularly after moving to Magnolia in 2012. She is the mother of four amazing boys; Johnathan, Jaron, Gabriel, and Ethan. ​

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Most recently, Marsha was a Pre-k teacher for a local Mother's Day Out program and served on MBC's MOPS leadership team for the past six years. Prior to that, she worked in Purchasing and Administrative management. Marsha has a passion for helping children learn and have fun, she loves letting God use her talents when and where needed. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her boys and any outdoor activity.

Baylee Smith

Administrative Assistant/Student Ministry Admin

Baylee graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management and International Business. During her time at UMHB, she traveled to Ecuador and Thailand consulting with different business as mission organizations to advance their ministries. In her free time, she loves hiking, spending time with her friends and family, and playing Pickle Ball.

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Baylee's favorite verses are Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast."

Leah Elliot

Administrative Assistant

Leah has a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Management Information Systems from University of Houston.  Throughout much of her 20+ year career, she has worked in Project Management and Information Technology.  Leah was looking for a change and feels that God put this opportunity before her to do exactly that!

Leah is a native Texan and has been married to her husband, Clay, for 11 years.  They have a blended family with six kids ranging in ages from 5 to 25 – Kaitlyn, Blake, 

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Avery, Ethan, Ely & Chance.  When they can all manage to get together, they love playing games, bowling & swimming, but when Leah & Clay can get a date night out, they take advantage of it!

Joey McGrew

Worship & Media Assistant

Joey graduated  from Grace Christian Academy in 2021 and is now pursuing his relators license. He enjoys singing, songwriting, and photography.

Joey's favorite verses are Matthew 6:31-34. "So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you 

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need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

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