• Pastor Matt Ellison

    Senior Pastor

    Matt and his wife, Vonnie, are the parents of three children, Justin, Kayla, and Tyler. Matt graduated from Penn View Bible Institute in 2000. He pastored in Virginia from 2000-2003 and in Pennsylvania from 2003-2016. He moved to Florida, with his family, to become the Senior Pastor at Hobe Sound Bible Church. He enjoys fishing, riding motorcycle, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Pastor Randall McElwain

    Discipleship/Teaching Pastor

    Before moving to Florida, Pastor McElwain taught and served as principal at Kirksville (Missouri) Bible School. He has served as a pastor and teacher in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. For thirty years, he taught music and Bible at Hobe Sound Bible College. He currently teaches overseas pastors for Shepherds Global Classroom, serves as Teaching Pastor at Palm Beach Chinese Christian Chapel, and Discipleship/Teaching pastor at Hobe Sound Bible Church. Randall joined the church staff in 2018.

  • Pastor Jonathan Stratton

    Outreach/Children Pastor, TLC director

    Jonathan Stratton joined the pastoral staff in June, 2021. He and his wife Joana are passionate about discipleship and children’s ministry. They previously served as children’s ministry directors at Hobe Sound Bible Church. He is a literature professor at Hobe Sound Bible College and also serves as the Discipleship Director there. Jonathan has BA degrees in Intercultural Studies and TESOL Education from Hobe Sound Bible College and a Masters degree in Christian and Classical Studies from Knox Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading, travel, music, and cooking. 

  • Pastor Joel Veyon

    Executive/Youth Pastor

    Joel and his wife, Kendra, began serving in the youth pastor role at Hobe Sound Bible Church in 2020. Joel moved to Hobe Sound in 1996 and grew up going to Hobe Sound Bible Church. After graduating from college in 2017, he began teaching at Hobe Sound Christian Academy. He served as Jr. High Administrator and a teacher for several years. He enjoys spending time with young people and has a passion to see them follow Christ. 

  • Pastor George Vernon

    Visitation Pastor

    George and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of two children. He holds a BA in English and BRE degree and has served in various capacities of full-time ministry for nearly 50 years. He was director of Touching Lives for Christ, the church’s short-term missions program from 1990 to 2001. He joined the pastoral staff in 2007.

  • Pastor Wesley Holden

    Visitation Pastor

    Wesley and his wife, Debbie, have two children and six grandchildren. He pastored in Pennsylvania and New York before coming to Hobe Sound to teach and serve in the ministries here. He has been in ministry for over 40  years. He earned a BA degree from Hobe Sound Bible College and he has a MA degree in Pastoral Leadership and Discipleship from Trinity Theological Seminary.  He joined the pastoral staff in 2007.