Dr. Steve Andrews, Transitional pastor
Our pastor is Dr. Steve Andrews. In addition to pastoring, he is Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Midwestern Seminary, where he has served since 1998. He received the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, the Th.M. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, the M.Div. from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary), and the B.A. from Carson-Newman College.
He currently serves as Executive Editor of the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, an open access journal (www.jesot.org) and its associated Law, Prophets, and Writings blog (www.lawprophetsandwritings.org). In other ministry service, Andrews has pastored four churches and served as interim/transitional pastor for another 15 churches. In addition, he has spoken in a number of academic and Bible conferences. Andrews has contributed to SBC denominational publications such as Bible Studies for Life Sunday School Curriculum, Open Windows, and Deacon Magazine. He is also a frequent contributor to Lifeway’s Biblical Illustrator.
He was named MBTS Professor of the Year for 2003-2004. Andrews and his wife, Tammie, are members of the New Salem Baptist Church in Independence, MO. They have four children and two grandsons.
Cym mccoy, children’s Director
Cym has been serving in Children's Ministry at Country Meadows for more than 25 years, and on staff since 2006. She loves Jesus and loves sharing that love with children! She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Tim, for more than 35 years. She is the proud grandmother of 9 grandchildren and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. When she isn't hanging out with kids, she enjoys reading, scrap-booking, spending time with friends and traveling with her husband.
Justin & emily thatcher, STudent leadership
Emily has been a member at CMBC since December, 2013, and started serving in the student ministry as a sponsor shortly thereafter. She loves being goofy, rhyming words, watching Lord of the Rings, and spending time with her family while doing all of those things. She has a passion for teaching and counseling youth around her, all while showing them the love of our Savior.
Justin has a great love for Jesus and shares that love with others around him. He enjoys landscaping, gaming, and spending time with family. He started attending CMBC with Emily in 2016, when they were dating. He felt called by the Lord to become a member of the church, and right after that, he felt God's calling to marry Ms. Emily Taylor.
The two became one under God on April 7, 2017, right here at CMBC. They now serve alongside each other as leaders in the student ministry, and are thrilled to be a part of what God is doing in the youth at Country Meadows!
karen peters, administrative assistant
Karen has been serving at Country Meadows since 2009 and on staff since 2014. She is passionate about using her gifts to serve her savior. She enjoys correcting grammar and spelling, playing trivia games, baking, and using the oxford comma.