Pastoral Staff


  • 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

    Randall and his wife, Sue, are the parents of two grown children, Stacey and Austin. Before moving to Florida, he 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 Aaron McCarty

    Music/Youth Pastor

    Aaron and his wife, Melisa, and their four children, Breanna, Bethany, Ethan, and Ean moved to Hobe Sound in 2018. They came from Pennsylvania where Aaron was involved in pastoral ministry for twenty-one years. He is a 1998 graduate of Penn View Bible Institute. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, woodworking, music, and golf.

  • 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

    Administration/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.