Phil Howard has been at Berea since September of 2014. He is originally from Louisiana where he graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003. He served as a youth minister in various churches before coming to Berea. Pastor Phil is married to Mandy Howard and they have three children.
Mandy Howard joined our staff in 2016. She grew up in Springfield, Virginia and has lived up and down the East Coast. Mandy is married to Pastor Phil Howard and has 3 children. She serves alongside her husband here at Berea Baptist as Children's Minister and also serves at Richland Baptist Church Preschool as Preschool Director .
Ares Bisco is originally from the Philippines and grew up in Alameda, California. Growing up in a minister’s home under the influence of his father, Ares became involved with nearly every aspect of church ministry at a very young age: music, youth, education, administration & custodial, senior adults, and outreach. He has served in various churches as worship leader and in youth ministries prior to coming to Berea. He is currently the Interim Music Director while serving in the search committee. Ares and his family moved to Virginia for his last military assignment in 2002, and joined Berea Baptist Church in October 2016. Ares is married to Delia and they have three beautiful daughters, Rianna, Jessie, and Ally. Favorite Verse: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Psalms 19:14