About us

 

Our mission at BCUMC is to be faithful in seeking, knowing, loving, and serving Jesus Christ while leading others to experience the same. We love people and we love our community. This is a place to connect to God and each other.

Our Vision

  • REFRESH our spirit in the presence of the Lord and with each other!

  • ENGAGE in meaningful and spiritual service by using our God given gifts with each other!

  • IMPACT our community, friends, and neighbors with the love and grace of Jesus Christ!

Pastor Fred Higgins, Lead Pastor

Pastor Fred is new to BCUMC, joining us on July 1, 2020. Pastor Fred and Susan have been married for 42 years. They have two adult children and one grandson. Daughter Evelyn, J.J., and grandson Miles, live in Solon. Son, James and Catie live in Akron. Pastor Fred has been a licensed local pastor now for 5 years. He attended Kent State University and is currently studying at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He has served churches for 20 years throughout Northeast Ohio as a Lay Servant, providing pulpit supply preaching. Pastor Fred enjoys hiking, cycling, traveling and looks forward to spending time with Susan and their extended family. He says, “Serving God is the culmination of my life’s work and I look forward to this new journey.”

Josh Harbin, Youth Director

Josh has been serving in youth ministry for over 7 years, and has been faithfully serving as our youth director at BCUMC for over 6 years. Josh and his wife Aleesha both have a passion and calling for ministry and love serving the Lord at BCUMC. Josh enjoys hunting, fishing, playing music, and helping young people grow in their faith. He received a degree in Human Services from Kent State University. In addition to youth ministry, Josh and Aleesha also help lead our worship team and music ministry. Josh also works at The ROC of Salem Youth Center as the assistant director. The ROC is a christian outreach center for youth in Salem, Ohio. 

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