Elders

Mike Brown

Mike, moved back to St. Mary’s County in 1985. He and his wife Cheryl, along with their 3 daughters Yolonda, Sherita, and Tonya started worshipping with the Lexington Park Church of Christ (which is now the St. Mary’s County Church of Christ). Mike accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in July of 1978.

Mike has served as a deacon and elder with the congregation for over 30 years. Mike has said he loves the St. Mary’s County Church. He says it is a labor of love to serve the members. Mike is a proud father and grandfather.

One of Mike’s favorite verses is Roman 8:38,39 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor heights, nor depth, nor any other created things, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Tom Lyautey

Tom Lyautey was baptized in 1981, at the Northside Church of Christ in Rochester, New York. In 1983 he married the former Terri Dicker. Together they have three children Gavin, Brian, and Elisabeth and grandchildren.

Ordained as a minister on June 30, 1991, Tom has served in a number of ministries over the past 29 years: preaching, teaching, youth ministries, community outreach/welcome basket program, Sunday School Superintendent. He spent 2 years as a missionary. Tom also served as a Deacon at the Lawson Road Church of Christ in Rochester, New York, and in March of 2009 he was appointed as an Elder of the Church of Christ in St Mary’s County.

Tom loves to research Biblical History, to write, and spend time with his family. Tom’s passion is for himself and God’s people to graduate from this life with honor and make heaven our home of abode.

Chuck Pirtle

While Chuck has lived all over the world, he still considers St. Louis his hometown, and is an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan.

The summer before his junior year in college, he met Jeanne Campbell. Chuck returned the next summer to the Charbo and Karen church to work, and Chuck and Jeanne were married on June 2, 1978.

Chuck and Jeanne went back to Harding University for Chuck’s senior year and he graduated with a BS in Bible and Religion in May 1979. By 1980, Chuck and Jeanne were at the Belvedere Church of Christ in Jackson, Mississippi, where Chuck worked as the youth and education minister.

In 1982, Chuck enlisted in the US Army as a Private First Class. Chuck and family have lived in Missouri, California, Texas, Arizona, and Stuttgart, West Germany. Chuck also served in Georgia and Virginia, and is a Gulf War veteran. He and his family now reside in St Mary’s County Maryland. After 20 years of service in the Army, Chuck retired as a Major and now works as a civilian at Patuxent River, Naval Air Station.

Chuck served the church at St. Mary’s as a deacon for several years and is now an Elder. Chuck and Jeanne’s three children Luke, Kathy and Kim are all grown. The daughters are now married and have blessed them with five granchildren. After many years of moving, Southern Maryland has been their home since 1992. But Chuck is still a Cardinal fan!