Meet our staff

  • Jason Havner    


    Ministry Experience: Jason has served in several roles in his 16 plus years of ministry. He began in Recreation Ministry at ETBU and since has served as College Minister and Student Minister primarily in the Marshall, Texas area before coming to MBC in 2012. 

    Hobbies: Jason enjoys playing and watching basketball in his free time. He also loves spending time with his family and investing in the lives of others.

    Family: Jason and Stacy Havner were married on June 20, 2009 and have 3 children; Jayden Hope, Jaci Grace and Jordan Jackson.

    Favorite Verse: 1 John 2:6

  • Taylor Brent 

    Associate Pastor of Youth & WOrship

    Taylor started here at Memorial Baptist Church in April of 2017. Taylor has spent time serving the Lord in various churches in Texas and Louisiana as both a Worship Pastor and High School Pastor. Taylor is married to Taylor (I know weird) and they have one sons, Hudson and Cason.


    Taylor's interests include writing music, sports, camping and spending time with his family. 

  • Christi Juergens 

    Director of Children's Ministries

    Ministry experience:

    Christ has been a member for over 20 years at MBC. She served in the preschool faithfully for many of those years and has been working as the co Pre-School minister since 2013. Christi began heading up our Children's Ministries in 2018 and is excited about what God is doing in the life of our kids.

    Family: Christi is married to Heath Juergens who also serves in various roles around the church. They have 3 children; Carlie, Cara, and Holt. She enjoys spending her free time with her family. 

  • Marcie Baker 

    Preschool Coordinator

    Ministry experience: Marcie has been working as the co Pre school director since 2013. Marcie also has years of experience working at a Mother's Day out program. She loves caring for the babies and their families. 


    Hobbies: Marcie enjoys riding horse and spending time with her family. She has 2 children of her own that keep her busy. 


    Family: Marcie is married to Andy Baker and they have two daughters Camryn and Shayne. 


    Ministry Intern

    Aaron has been a member at MBC since 2015 and quickly sensed the Lord leading him to full time ministry. Aaron began serving and helping at Memorial right away. He plans to pursue a degree in Christian Ministry and looking forward to how God will use him.

  • Gayla Webb 

    Ministry Assistant   

    Ministry Experience: Gayla has served as the Ministry Assistant at Memorial Baptist Church since 2008.

    Hobbies: Gayla enjoys reading, primarily mysteries and especially enjoys Mary Higgins Clark.

    Family: Gayla and Gary Webb have one son, Derek and his wife Niki. They have 4 grandchildren, Megan, Blake, Jeremy, and Evan who all live in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

    Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 17:7

  • Emmett Middleton

    Facilities Coordinator

    Emmett Middleton was born on a small farm east of Loxley, Alabama in 1942.  He graduated from high school and left the farm to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1960 and received his Honorable Discharge from the military in 1966.  Emmett served 13 months in South Korea under the Commander in Chief, President John F. Kennedy.  A couple of months after being separated from the Army, President Kennedy was assassinated.  About 30 days after his release Emmett's life would be forever changed when he met Edna Brown.  Seven and a half months later Emmett and Edna were married, moved to Texas, and would later raise a son and daughter here at Memorial Baptist Church.  Emmett and Edna have celebrated over 40 years at Memorial Baptist Church where they both believe God is Great!!



A word from Jason

At our church, you will hear the word “gospel” repeatedly because it is the most important truth that we can know and experience. The gospel is not merely a message that needs to be shared with non-Christians, but also with Christians. It is not something that mature Christians move on from, but rather something that they move deeper into. The gospel is the lens in which we should view theology, ministry, and all aspects of life.

The Apostle Paul defined the word “gospel” concisely in 1st Corinthians 15:3-5 when he wrote, “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.” Simply put, the gospel is all about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and the implications it has for us.

The staff and leadership here at Memorial Baptist Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at or by calling 281-998-9051.