Dale Sutherland is the Lead Pastor at McLean Bible Church. His faithful leadership consists of casting vision, shepherding the people, and providing pastoral oversight of the church. Dale and his wife Patti have attended MBC since the early 1980’s. Prior to his role, Dale served as the Director of Student Ministries and Director of Outreach for more than a decade. Dale has three daughters, three sons-in-law, three grandsons and one granddaughter.
Executive Pastor, Worship and Technical Arts
Cory Thurman joined the MBC Staff in the fall of 2007 in the Rock Student Ministry after previously working with students in Richardson, Texas. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Dallas Baptist University and Master’s Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He married Magen Thurman, also of staff at MBC in 2008. His passion is to serve the local church by developing disciples to use their spiritual gifting to make other disciples for Christ.
Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Training
While I'm originally a native of Washington State, I graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with a degree in Music Education. After teaching public school for a year, I moved to DC to serve on staff at MBC and have been here ever since. As a seminary student at Dallas Theological, I have an ever-increasing desire to see our people fall even more in love with the Lord through the study of His Word. I'm amazed that I have the opportunity, along with our discipleship team and many instructors, to help others grow in being disciples of Jesus through our classroom environments. I'm married to my best friend Rachel, who also serves on staff at the Arlington Campus.
Nathan Crew is the Pastor of Young Adults at MBC Tysons. Originally from Alabama (Roll Tide!), he moved to Lynchburg VA to attend Liberty University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Communications. He then got married and he and his wife jumped overseas to be missionaries in the Dominican Republic for 6 months. Afterwards God led him to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to prepare for a life of full time ministry. He graduated with an MDIV in 2013 and has been with McLean Bible Church since June 2014. He is passionate to see the church actively participating in the cause of Christ both locally and globally. He is married to the wonderful Kristen Crew.
Director, Technical Arts
Marvin Haines joined the McLean Bible Church (MBC) staff in May of 2001 just after graduating from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and a minor in Music. Marvin currently serves as the Director of Technical Arts and oversees the churches IT Department, Live Production Team and Media Ministry across our five campuses as well as Jill's House which is a private non-profit organization for children with special needs. Marvin is also very a very active trumpet player in the DC area. Marvin has played in the Capital Wind Symphony, the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra and the Belmont Brass Quintet. Marvin recently joined the newly formed Worship Orchestra of Washington which has performed twice at the Kennedy Center in the last year and also recorded their first album “Heroes and Stories”. Marvin lives in Leesburg, VA and enjoys building furniture and being outdoors in his time off.
Pastor, Student Ministries
DJ came on staff in 2008. He graduated from Liberty University where he met his wife Jessica. DJ was going to be a State Police Officer before God led him to MBC. He has a desire to see people worship God through music and personal holiness. DJ grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Christiansburg, VA where his family still lives. He loves the outdoors and spends as much time as he can hunting, fishing, shooting, kayaking, hiking, playing soccer, and anything else he can find to do outside. His is also a diehard Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh Steelers football fan. He loves Special K, Chick-fil-a, the history channel, and bon fires. His life verse is Colossians 1:28, 29.
Originally from central Ohio, Ben spent his childhood as an Air Force brat. His father’s Air Force assignments took Ben to Germany (where he was born), then to Idaho, Nevada, Spain, and Alabama. Ben and his older twin brothers, who also had careers in music, were always singing in church, since before they can even remember. Ben continued his involvement in music throughout high school and eventually went to Liberty University, where he traveled on a ministry team called “Light” that focused on Cross Cultural Ministries. With Light, Ben was able to travel to the Philippines, Hawaii, and several times to India. While at Liberty, he studied Religion, with a concentration in Youth Ministries. After graduation, Ben continued to pursue his passion for music and cross cultural ministry while traveling with World Help- based out of Forest, Virginia - where he was able to travel all over the U.S. raising money for the purpose of printing and distributing bibles as well as building churches in India. He then went to Jacksonville, FL and served as the Worship Leader at East Point Church, where he met his beautiful wife, Janie. In November of 2004 the Lord called Ben and Janie here to McLean Bible Church. Ben is passionate about leading people in corporate worship and counts it an absolute joy to celebrate the Gospel with McLean Bible church each weekend. He is an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, and loves hiking, camping, basketball, and music. Ben and Janie have three daughters, Callie, Evie, and Aubrie.