Meet our leadership team
At SCC, we believe that faith comes by hearing God's word (Rom 10:17). Our leaders are dedicated to preaching God's Word accurately and passionately and helping people apply it to their lives.
Clyde McKinney - Pastoral Care
Clyde was born and raised in Maryland and was converted at Joppatowne Christian Church on February 7, 1982. In 1984, he enrolled at Eastern Christian College and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with a minor in Urban Ministry. Clyde was ordained on May 14, 1989 and served on staff at Eastern Christian College. He was called to a preaching ministry at Spanish Church and Mission in Baltimore. In 1995, his wife, Judy, was employed at the Early Learning Center at First Christian Church. Clyde was hired as an associate evangelists and has been ministering for over 20 years. He spends much of his time counseling & serving others. He leads our Pastoral ministry, men's ministry, counseling ministries, teaches Bible & marriage classes, & preaches. He and Judy, enjoy traveling together and visiting old friends.
Mike Russell - Lead Preaching Minister
Mike was born and raised in Maryland but has lived the last 15 years in Pennsylvania, where he served in full-time ministry at Vibrant Christian Church. Mike attended Lincoln Christian University- East Coast Campus. While at Lincoln, Mike received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies focusing on Preaching and Family Life. Mike enjoys spending time and flirting with his lovely wife, Kristin. Mike and Kristin have three kids still living at home: Zoe (14), Grace (15), and their only begotten son, Nate (18). The Bible character Mike relates best to is Peter because he always puts his foot in his mouth.
Director of Children's Ministry
Kristin graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Communications. Over the last decade, she has served in many leadership capacities, from over 8 years in full-time Youth Ministry to Communications and Social Media with Tremendous Leadership, Event Coordination, and Fundraising with UCP Central PA, and most recently serving on the Mission Advancement Team for Stadia Church Planting. Kristin is married to her husband, Mike, and is a mom to their three kids – Grace, Zoe, and Nate. Some of Kristin’s favorite things are music (she sings, plays the drums, the piano, and ukulele), Starbucks coffee, bunnies (her favorite animal), and traveling (especially to the beach.) Kristin has a heart for children and the local church and is excited to serve on our team at Severn Christian Church!
Kyle Baal - Student Minister
Kyle attended SCC as a member in high school. He felt called into the ministry during his time in the Youth Group. He attended Central Christian College of the Bible in 2015, then transferred to Lincoln Christian University to finish his undergraduate degree. Now, Kyle is pursuing his Master's in Divinity through Liberty University. He was brought on staff in 2017. Kyle is passionate about sharing the Christian Life with Students and their families. He views ministry as a partnership with parents and loves to walk alongside students as they journey in their relationship with Jesus. Kyle is happily married to his wife, Micah. Together, they have a son, Miles.
Here at Severn Christian Church, we are blessed to have a group of wonderful elders to shepherd the congregation. When you place your membership with SCC or are immersed into Christ here, you will be assigned to an elder. These men are here to provide guidance, prayer, teaching, and assistance to those in their care.
Meet our staff
At SCC, we're blessed to have people dedicated to serving the church, seeing the physical needs of the building, and making sure things are organized, clean, and welcoming to those who come to worship with us.