About Us

Mission's Director, Richard Kyrlach is an amazing man of God who has a heart to help people in other countries.  He heads up and founded WidowsGift.org.  Richard lives on the East Side of Cincinnati.  He has an amazing story of faith through many trials.  Among other things Richard is an inventor, investor and all around genius.

Wayne & Betty Fox
Betty & Wayne Fox

Wayne & Betty Fox


Wayne and Betty Fox are native Cincinnatians.  They both grew up on the west side of the city from very different backgrounds.  Wayne was a Roman Catholic from a typical west side family while Betty grew up with little religious experience.  They both attended Northwest High School and were very active in athletic and cultural activities at the school.  They married in October 1976 and have two adult children who are active in the church.  Wayne accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of his life in March of 1981 and Betty in April 1981.  Wayne was called to the ministry 2 years later through Friendship Baptist Church.  They both worked in outreach ministry going to the juvenile centers of Hamilton, Butler and Clermont counties.  They also presented the Gospel to the believers and un-believers in over 10 area nursing facilities. Wayne was responsible for the Evangelism Arm of "Jesus Is Over The Rhine Ministry" during the 1990's.  Betty sang in many of the area's Baptist churches along with her sister Linda.  Wayne was the pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in College Hill and was on staff at Courts Of Praise Christian Center in Fairfield Township. Both have had biblical education through Bethany Bible College and have been students of the Word since salvation.  Pastor Wayne is a dynamic teacher of the Word of God.  His passion is to study the Word and find authentic biblical applications and precepts so he may bring these truths to the believer by way of practical teaching.  Pastor Wayne teaches by way of revelation of the scriptures and authority in a relatable fashion. 


Bob Wenzel
Robert Wenzel

Bob Wenzel

Elder Board

Bob Wenzel is a native Cincinnatian being brought up in a Roman Catholic home and attended LaSalle High School as well as the Christian Brother College in Memphis, Tenn.  After a short stint in the Navy he met and later married his wife Allison in October 1975.   Bob and Allison have two adult children and 2 grandchildren.  Bob is active in our music ministry singing and playing the guitar besides his duties as an Elder in the body. 

As an Elder at Messiah Community Bob has the responsibility to minister in spiritual matters to our congregation.  His strong point is in the area of faith for healing.  Bob was formerly diagnosed as having diabetes and was under a doctor’s care taking insulin to relieve the symptoms.  In March 2006 he received healing for the diabetes while seated on the table at his doctor’s office.  He has had no symptoms since declaring his healing according to Isaiah 53:4-5 and 1 Peter 2:24.  He speaks faith to everyone in need of healing and boldly declares the message of James 5:14-15 to members diagnosed with illness.

Bob is well balanced and brings to the Elder Board the strength of the spoken Word of God through experience.  He is well studied in the Holy Scriptures as well as having a wide range of church experience across denominational lines which make him effective in the office he holds in our congregation. 

Brad Fox
Brad Fox

Brad Fox

Elder Board

Brad received Christ as Savior at age 7 at Friendship Baptist Church.  He is a true student of the Word having read the Bible through several times.  He is a graduate of both The College of Mt. St. Joseph and Chase College of Law.  Brad is a partner in Fox & Scott PLLC, a law firm operating out of Northern Kentucky.  He is the church’s legal counsel as well as Elder in spiritual matters. 

Brad is married and currently has two sons and a daughter.  His wife is active in our children’s ministry.  They live in the Wyoming area and are very active in the community.  The church relies upon Brad’s wisdom not just gained from his formal education but from years working with his parents in ministries throughout Greater Cincinnati.  Brad's personal ministry expands beyond the four walls of the church helping people who are perhaps the lowest in our society being caught up in the criminal justice system.

Melinda Bill
Mindy Bill

Melinda Bill

Children's Ministry Director

Mindy Durbec Bill is our children’s minister, mother of three and wife to her husband, Mike, who owns an HVAC business and Deacon at MCC.

Mindy received Christ as Lord of her life at the age of 8 after having a divine intervention one evening which led her to the cross.   Her unique testimony allows her to relate the story of Jesus’ love for children in a special way.  She grew up in a larger Baptist church where she was very involved in all the activities of both the children’s ministry and the youth group.   After becoming VP of her youth group, she continued to be a huge asset to the children’s ministry working in all areas of child care and development.

Mindy has an incredible singing talent and has had many lead roles in church cantatas as well as spending time on various worship teams.  At one point she traveled and sang with her mother, Linda, and Aunt Betty at many area nursing homes, juvenile detention centers, churches and inner city ministries.  Mindy’s life experiences have given her many opportunities to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and to understand the needs of children from all backgrounds.  These experiences have given her a broad spectrum of training in ministry but her real specialty is children.

She has a genuine love for children and wants each and every one of them to know Jesus and give them the opportunity to ask him into their heart. She wants them to Love to come to God’s house and give them the foundation of Christianity that will carry them day to day through their entire lives.


Ed Cupp - Deacon
Ed Cupp

Ed is our Deacon in charge of Sound and Sanctuary readiness.  He works tirelessly on different areas of the Sanctuary to make sure our sound system and equipment is functioning correctly each week.  Ed is an Engineer for a automobile radio manufacturing company.  He has three children who are all involved in our youth group.  His wife, Christina, has an amazing story of God's healing of cancer in her body.

Alison Wenzel

Mrs. Alison Wenzel heads our team of Greeters.  They gladly welcome all our members and guest.  We make it our aim to greet all of our members by name.  Ms Alison is married to her life long sweetheart Robert Wenzel, one of our Elders.

Mrs. Janet Baldwin heads up our BookStore.  Her and her husband, Jim, are retired.  Jim heads up our facility maintenance.