Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Jonathan Lee

Lead Pastor

The Lord called the family and I to Rome Community Bible church September 2020. We are native to Southern California where I was an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship for 14 years.

I love being able to shepherd God's flock as Jesus is the Chief Shepherd. I also love reading, spending time as a family, and anything that gets us active. I maintain a blog at pastorjonlee.com. 

Mike Barksdale

Associate Pastor

I grew up in a loving home where Jesus and the church were central. I came to trust in Jesus for my salvation from sin at the age of 8, but it was following the death of my father when I was 19 that I had a shift in my faith. I had always loved being at church, but now God began to stir in me a love for the church and a desire to serve in a new way. My faith came alive and I began to serve in youth ministry. I pursued full time youth ministry following the completion of my degree in Biblical Literature from Northwest University.

I have lived most of my life in western Washington, with Bellingham being the place I have been the longest. I moved here with my wife Rachell in 2008 to begin serving as the Youth Pastor at RCBC. Our three kids were all born in Bellingham. This is home for us.

I love sports. I enjoy playing them, watching them, and coaching them. I am a diehard Mariners fan. I love music as well, playing guitar and finding new music to listen to. I love my wife, my kids, and my family a lot. But most of all, I love God. My life changed the day I realized how much he loved me and now I simply try to live my life by responding in love back to him the best way I know how. I am enjoying the journey and I’m getting to do it with a great bunch of students and families here at Rome Community Bible Church.

Brett Johnson

Worship Leader

I have been attending Rome my entire life, and I love being able to serve the Lord through leading our musical worship each week. My wife Natalie and I are blessed to be part of such an amazing church body. I am very involved in our community as a teacher at Acme Elementary, and a coach at Mt. Baker High School. Natalie and I love working around our property and being able to enjoy our beautiful home together.

Jackie James

Secretary

I have lived in the Pacific NW all of my life.  We moved to Bellingham from California in 1952 and moved to Anacortes when I was 5 where I graduated from Anacortes High in 1970. I moved back to Bellingham in 1971 and I have been here since.  I have been a member of Rome Community Bible Church since 2014 and became the Church Secretary that same year.

I am an avid Seahawks fan and have a love of gardening.