OUR VISION
DEVELOPING LIFELONG FOLLOWERS OF JESUS


OUR STAFF

AARON MCCLARY Lead Minister Aaron joined the staff at MCC in the spring of 2016. He and his wife Sarah have been married for eleven years and they have four daughters. Aaron holds a B.S. in Biblical Studies and an M.A. in Religion from Cincinnati Christian University as well as an M.B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Johnson University.

AARON MCCLARY

Lead Minister

Aaron joined the staff at MCC in the spring of 2016. He and his wife Sarah have been married for eleven years and they have four daughters. Aaron holds a B.S. in Biblical Studies and an M.A. in Religion from Cincinnati Christian University as well as an M.B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Johnson University.

MIKE DUGGAN Adult Ministries & Administration Mike has been on staff at MCC since 2004. He and his wife Donna have been married for thirty-three years and have two grown children. Mike grew up on the south side of Indianapolis and graduated with a B.A. from Cincinnati Bible College in 1984. Mike served as a youth minister for seventeen years in Richmond and Wabash, IN before joining the staff at MCC.

MIKE DUGGAN

Adult Ministries & Administration

Mike has been on staff at MCC since 2004. He and his wife Donna have been married for thirty-three years and have two grown children. Mike grew up on the south side of Indianapolis and graduated with a B.A. from Cincinnati Bible College in 1984. Mike served as a youth minister for seventeen years in Richmond and Wabash, IN before joining the staff at MCC.

NATHAN PALMER Children's Minister Nathan has served at MCC since January of 2002 and oversees all programming for birth through fifth grade and their families. He and his wife Nikka have been married for eighteen years and have three kids in addition to two nieces that live with them as well. Nathan holds a B.S. in Youth Ministry and an M.A. in New Testament from Cincinnati Christian University.

NATHAN PALMER

Children's Minister

Nathan has served at MCC since January of 2002 and oversees all programming for birth through fifth grade and their families. He and his wife Nikka have been married for eighteen years and have three kids in addition to two nieces that live with them as well. Nathan holds a B.S. in Youth Ministry and an M.A. in New Testament from Cincinnati Christian University.

JASON FRISCH Student Minister Jason has served at MCC since 2008, overseeing programming for sixth through twelfth grade students and their families. He and his wife Shelly have been married for eleven years and have three kids. Jason holds a B.S. in Professional Studies with a minor in Communications from Cincinnati Christian University.

JASON FRISCH

Student Minister

Jason has served at MCC since 2008, overseeing programming for sixth through twelfth grade students and their families. He and his wife Shelly have been married for eleven years and have three kids. Jason holds a B.S. in Professional Studies with a minor in Communications from Cincinnati Christian University.

DEEDA LEFFERT Ministry Assistant Deeda joined the staff as a ministry assistant at MCC in 1997. She and her husband Jimmy have been married for ten years. Deeda has two children and holds an Associate of Arts degree in Christian Education from Cincinnati Christian University and an Associate of Science degree in Paralegal Technology from Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne.

DEEDA LEFFERT

Ministry Assistant

Deeda joined the staff as a ministry assistant at MCC in 1997. She and her husband Jimmy have been married for ten years. Deeda has two children and holds an Associate of Arts degree in Christian Education from Cincinnati Christian University and an Associate of Science degree in Paralegal Technology from Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne.

 

OUR MISSION
LOVING THE LOST, MAKING DISCIPLES, SERVING OTHERS


OUR ELDERS

JEFF HUMBARGER  Jeff is the current Chairman of the Elders. He and his wife Rashell have been married for twenty-four years and have two daughters. Jeff is Treasurer & Senior Vice President at iAB Financial Bank in Fort Wayne.

JEFF HUMBARGER 

Jeff is the current Chairman of the Elders. He and his wife Rashell have been married for twenty-four years and have two daughters. Jeff is Treasurer & Senior Vice President at iAB Financial Bank in Fort Wayne.

DREW SMITH Drew is currently serving his second term as an Elder at MCC. He and his wife Kati have been married for twenty years and have 6 children. Drew is the President of American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.

DREW SMITH

Drew is currently serving his second term as an Elder at MCC. He and his wife Kati have been married for twenty years and have 6 children. Drew is the President of American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.

BLAKE CALEY Blake is currently serving his first term as an Elder at MCC. He and his wife Peggy have been married for thirty-four years and have two grown children. Blake is a Financial Adviser with Edward Jones in Fort Wayne.

BLAKE CALEY

Blake is currently serving his first term as an Elder at MCC. He and his wife Peggy have been married for thirty-four years and have two grown children. Blake is a Financial Adviser with Edward Jones in Fort Wayne.

MARK WOLF Mark is currently serving his second term as an Elder at MCC. He and his wife Emilie have been married for thirty-seven years and have three grown children. Mark is Senior Vice President at First Farmers Bank & Trust.

MARK WOLF

Mark is currently serving his second term as an Elder at MCC. He and his wife Emilie have been married for thirty-seven years and have three grown children. Mark is Senior Vice President at First Farmers Bank & Trust.


OUR CORE VALUES

"The Bible Is Our Final Authority"

"Cultivating Christ-Like Maturity Through Small Groups"

"Partnering With Parents To Raise Lifelong Followers Of Jesus"

"Stewarding Our God-Given Talents And Resources To Serve Others"

"Called By God To Actively Engage In Mission"


OUR HISTORY

Markle Church of Christ was established in 1878.

Throughout the course of our rich history, MCC has strived to be a church led by the Spirit of God for the good of His people. For more than 135 years men and women have gathered together to worship and learn and serve together. As we have grown and transitioned through multiple buildings on multiple properties, one thing has remained the same--our unyielding commitment to seeing the Kingdom of Heaven realized in Markle and around the world.

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OUR BELIEFS

Markle Church of Christ is a non-denominational, independent Christian church.

About God - God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

About Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days and He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

About the Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

About the Bible – The Bible is God's Word to us. God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were consequently without error. We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.

About Human Beings – People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

About Salvation – We believe that the Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sins is a free gift to us but that we must accept it. We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God's grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and being immersed into Christ--but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation.

About Eternity – People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in unison with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.