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Dr. Rich Halcombe: Director of Missions

Dr. Rich Halcombe:  The Director of Missions at Metro Columbus Baptist Association, a coalition of 119 Southern Baptist Churches, primarily in central Ohio.  His lovely wife, Tina (R.N., C.H.P.N.), is a hospice nurse/case manager for Mt. Carmel Hospital.  They have 2 grown children (Nichole & Richard), a son-in-law (Zac) & two grandsons, Luke & Eli.


Herb Coffield: Financial Secretary

Herb Coffield:  The Financial Secretary at Metro Columbus Baptist Association (& does it all on a volunteer basis!).  He has been the Comptroller @ Jersey Baptist Church in Pataskala since 2003.  Herb and his lovely wife, Judy, have 2 grown children, Brent & Kate,  & 3 grandchildren, Lindsay, Collin & Connor. 

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Donna Taylor: Administrative Assistant

Donna Taylor:  The Administrative Assistant at Metro Columbus Baptist Association.  Donna  has belonged to one of our Member Churches (First Baptist Church, Lancaster, OH) for 15 years.  Donna and her husband, David, (a manager for Lowe's) have 3 grown children, Kevin, Keri & Aaron.  They are also blessed with 7 grandchildren:  Kameron, Adrienne, Tyler, William, Kristopher, Kevin, Jr. and Sophia Grace.


Rev. Darrell Gabbard: Pastoral Encourager

Rev. Darrel Gabbard:  Joined us as our “Pastoral Encourager”. For 24  years Pastor Gabbard pastored Dublin Baptist Church, in our association.  His recent retirement enables him to help our churches by encouraging pastors. Pastor Gabbard will encourage our pastors and share from his depth of wisdom and experience and be one more way Metro Columbus Baptist Association will be a resource for our churches.  If you would like to meet with Pastor Gabbard, or have him preach at your church, contact our office at: office@metrocolumbus.org or call 614.445.7500. 

Tracy Breeckner: Mission Projects Coordinator

Tracy Breeckner: Is the  Mission Projects Coordinator for our association. Tracy and her family are active members of FBC Lancaster (Pastor John Beckett). She has a long history of missions/volunteer involvement and a vibrant love for the Lord. Tracy will be calling/connecting with our churches who are participating in Bag Hunger.