MEET THE TEAM
Bill has been married to his wife Mary since 1974. Yes, that means they are "William & Mary”. They have three children - Dan, Mike and Sara. Daniel is married to Mariska who made Bill and Mary grandparents in 2005 with the birth of Marco. Their second grandchild, Caitlyn, was born in 2007.
Bill grew up in Ohio. He was raised in a traditional church and received Christ as savior at age 22 during a time known as the "Charismatic Movement". Mary grew up in Delaware. Although not raised in church, she received Jesus as her Lord just prior to her marriage to Bill. As a former R.N., she now enjoys volunteering at the local hospital as well as at church.
His life journey has taken him to work in a steel mill, to military service with the U.S. Army and successful businessman. In 1981, a major shift came for Bill as he prepared educationally through Rhema Bible School and Berean College. In his ministry career Bill has served as a jail chaplain, served as Pastor 6 years in Ohio and has served the congregation at Jubilee Christian Center for over 20 years. He also serves as Presbyter of the Capital Va D.C. area for the Assemblies of God, giving oversight to 34 churches. Bill enjoys the opportunity he has serving as a "coach" to younger new church planters.
Bill enjoys time with his family and watching them fulfill God's plans for their lives. He likes to have fun (even in church) and he enjoys riding his Harley for pleasure and ministry. Bill likes to "cheer on" the Pittsburgh Steelers and the George Mason Patriots.
Auto mechanics is a hobby for Bill and he enjoys being involved in hard work - whether it be for missions, church or personal volunteerism. He has found that enduring relationships can be found when working together for the common good.
Lifelong learning is something Bill values. When he speaks, his appetite for knowledge of the Bible, historical and current events is very evident as he helps the listener connect a relationship with God and real life.
Mike is married to Sonja and they have two daughters, Emily and Rachel.
Mike was born in New York City. At age eleven, he and his family moved to Puerto Rico. There he learned to appreciate the beach, windsurfing and his Latino heritage; however, his Spanish still has much to be desired.ﾠWhen he was fourteen his inconsistent religious life was transformed into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ, and has continued to grow from that day.
After graduating from high school, he attended American University in Washington D. C.ﾠ He majored inﾠPersonnel Management and Computer Systems. After college, he worked for a banking firm for a year while studying seminary. In 1987, he began serving in full time ministry as a church business manager and later became a Youth and Associate Pastor. He has been serving as Jubilee Christian Center’s Associate Pastor since 2002.
Mikeﾠenjoys playing with his girls, missions, eating, and fishing.
Youth and Technology Pastor
Randolph and Leola grew up in Texas and have been married for 32 years. He served in the Army for 9 years which brought him to the Northern Virginia area in 1987. They have 3 beautiful daughters….Brittney, a graduate of Liberty University and she currently works as a Worship Leader/Young Adults Pastor in Frederick, MD; Alicia, also a graduate of Liberty works for a Defense contractor inside the beltway; Katrina, a graduate of Charleston Southern University is the Associate Campus Pastor at her alma mater in Charleston, SC.
Three months after graduating from high school, Randolph went off to basic training in South Carolina for two months then on to AIT in Indiana where he learned how to program computers and learn other facets of computers….the PC was not a household device at this point and time. After training he and Leola were stationed in Germany and that’s where they surrendered to Jesus and were baptized in the Holy Spirit on the same day April 1, 1984.
At the ripe old age of 20, Randolph began ministering to the youth in the military housing areas under the leadership of the AG fellowship and that’s when he knew that God was calling him to work with students. After returning stateside to Virginia in 1987, he volunteered to help out with Youth at Trinity Assembly now Jubilee Christian Center. In May of 1989 he accepted the position as Youth Pastor and he served in that position for the next 22 years. In August of 2011 he stepped down from that position to help Katrina with her volleyball recruiting process and to watch her play her senior year of high school and club season. Now that that is behind him, he’s back assisting Pastor John and ministering to youth once again.
Randolph enjoys just about every sport known to man. He personally enjoys playing corn hole, golf and softball. Visiting the gym a few times per week allows him to eat all of the ice cream and candy that he wants.
Children’s Ministries Director
Emily Nelson and Erik have been married for 20 years, and are blessed with two daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine. Emily is originally from Martinsville, VA, where her family’s life always revolved around church. She gave her heart to Jesus at the age of 5 and began building a lifelong relationship with Him. Throughout her life, Emily has had a love of people, music and missions, and God has been faithful to give her the desires of her heart.
As a teen, Emily enjoyed playing piano and singing in school and church. Upon high school graduation, she attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated from the School of Business. During those years, Emily began participating with Worship Teams, served as Youth Leader and began working in Youth Camps. After completing her studies, Emily and Erik were married and served the Youth of the local church and Virginia. They also continued to work in the Camping Ministry in Virginia, and soon began working Youth Camps in Germany. Later, Emily and Erik became Virginia Camp Directors.
At the end of Emily and Erik’s first year of marriage, Emily began participating in the Children’s Ministry. This special ministry has opened the door for her to minister in a local church, in outreach venues, at State functions, in Youth Camps, and several foreign countries. As a result of participating in these ministries, and in the pursuit of excellence, a variety of ministry training opportunities have been completed. She loves working with children and their families because it is such a joy to watch the wonder in a child’s eyes as they come to know a miraculous God. As of November 2014, Emily is overseeing the Children’s Ministries at Jubilee Christian Center. It is her heart, through the Holy Spirit, to lead children and their families to Jesus Christ, cultivate their relationship with Him and equip them to share the Gospel. Personally, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, all things musical, reading, traveling and building relationships with those that God places in her path.
Chi Alpha/ Young Adults Pastor
Caleb Yirdaw grew up in Queens, New York with his twin brother Eyasu and moved to the Northern Virginia area in 2009.
Growing up in church, Caleb felt his first call into ministry during his senior year of high school, and has been heavily involved with Chi Alpha college ministries at Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University. He is currently majoring in Business Management at George Mason and aims to bring the love of Jesus on campus. Caleb is excited to see what God has in store for young adults and loves helping them walk out the hard questions they may have about faith. In all, he is happy to be part of the team here at Jubilee Christian Center.
Caleb enjoys playing basketball, leading small groups, and hanging with his twin brother Eyasu.
Terry and her husband John have been attending Jubilee Christian Center since 1991 when it was Trinity Assembly of God. Terry is the office manager/receptionist/administrative assistant. She is in the office Monday – Friday, usually 8:30-4:30.ﾠ They have 3 children, John, Christie and Josh.ﾠ John is a Ranger leader on Wednesday nights.
Vocal Director/Administrative Assistant
Lynn brings over 25 years of ministry experience to Jubilee. Arriving at JCC in 2001 she began in the worship ministry and now she wears many hats. She works administratively with Pastor John in the Music and Youth Ministries. Lynn is the Vocal Director of the Worship Team and sings most services, leading worship on Sunday evenings and as needed. With the Youth Department she manages the Fine Arts Festival and Doxology Youth Band. You will also find Lynn in the JCC Office most days working alongside our Office Manager, Terry Leonard. Lynn and her husband Kerry have been married 27 years and have three children that “graduated” from BTL Youth Ministries - Cameron (an RD at Liberty University), Kelsey (Liberty grad now a Youth Leader here at JCC) and Jordan (also at Liberty studying Worship Arts). They are thankful to have found a church home and family here at Jubilee.
George and Marilyn Levar
Church Treasurer and Administrative Assistant
George & Marilyn have been members of Jubilee Christian Center for 27 years.ﾠMarilyn has served as one of the administrative assistants for 27 years, while George served on the Church Board for 10 years and currently serves as Treasurer for the past 22 years.
They have three married daughters, Gina, Maria and Tifani and five grandchildren.
Joan Buscema is the Financial Secretary at Jubilee.ﾠShe and Sal (her husband) began attending the church in 1984 with their 3 sons, Joe, Tony, and Mike.ﾠThey were baptized as a family in 1985, and all 3 sons were married here by Pastor Frasnelli. Sal & Joan have since been blessed with 5 grandchildren. God is so good!