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Our Staff

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Jeremy and Rebekah Simpson

Executive Directors Dr. Jeremy Simpson, Pastor of Thanks to Calvary Baptist Church, in Elkin, NC and his wife Rebekah Simpson have together been in full-time ministry for 22 years. In January 2017, the Lord fulfilled one of their dreams by allowing them to establish Mercy and Truth Ministries. It is their heart’s desire to “Put a little sunshine in someone’s life!” Their prayer is that through this ministry many will come to know the Lord as their personal Savior and realize that God’s Word is the Hope for Wilkes, Yadkin and Surry Counties and ultimately America!


Marty Roberts

Vice President Marty Roberts is the VP/GM of Rid-A-Bug Exterminating Co. Inc. located in Hamptonville NC since 2011 and has been working in this family business since 1984. Marty graduated from East Wilkes High School in 1990. He is presently an active member in the NPMA and NCPMA where he serves on the board of NCPMA and on a committee for NPMA Wildlife. He currently serves as president of the Buck Shoals Voluntary Fire Dept.

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Jeremiah and Brianna Simpson

Jeremiah is a 4th generation preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  In 2016, God called him to preach.  In 2017, God called him into missions and laid MTM’s Character Training Program on his heart.  He currently teaches character education classes in our local schools, preaches across the country as an evangelist, and helps Churches year-round with youth events such as VBS’ and rally’s.  Jeremiah’s married to Brianna Simpson who currently serves as MTM’s secretary.  They have three children: Israel, “Zeke,” and Janna Ray. 


Robert and Libby Price

Robert and Libby Price are the owners and operators of Price’s Lawn & Maintenance and Price Power Equipment in Elkin, NC. They have been married since 1978 and both came to know Jesus Christ as their savior in April of 1983 just after the birth of their second child. They both have a large heart for the local community and are very excited about the opportunity to help bring light into the tri-county area. Libby is the volunteer coordinator for Mercy and Truth. Robert serves on the Mercy and Truth Ministries Board.


Tim Parks

Tim Parks retired in December of 2018 as Police Chief after serving the town for 20 years. Parks has been in law enforcement for 35 years, serving 27 of those in Yadkinville. As of the year 2022, Tim serves on the Board of Education for Yadkin County. He now serves as a Board Member of Mercy and Truth Ministries, as well.  


Stephanie Holder

Stephanie Holder came to know Jesus Christ as her Savior in 2015. She currently serves as the treasurer of Amazing Grace Baptist Church where she attends with her husband, Blake. Stephanie graduated from Appalachian State University in 2012, and she worked as a teacher for seven years before making the decision to home-school her three children. Stephanie loves serving the Lord and doing what she can to help others.


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Donathan and Lydia Layell

Donathan was born and raised in the tri-county area.  He graduated from East Wilkes High School in 2016. He has a passion for serving this community and investing in the lives of young people. In 2021, he became the Youth Pastor of Thanks to Calvary Baptist Church. He currently serves in MTM’s Character Training Program through teaching character education in our local schools every week.  Donathan’s married to Lydia who manages MTM’s After-School Program.  They have two children: Chloe and Mary Pat. 

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