• vaughn harvey

    email: vaughn.harvey@laurelchurch.net

  • allen pratt

    email: allen.pratt@laurelchurch.net

  • steve thornton

    email: steve.thornton@laurelchurch.net

  • jody venkatesan

    email: jody.venkatesan@laurelchurch.net

  • michael wilkins

    email: michael.wilkins@laurelchurch.net


All deacons have an email address of this form: firstname.lastname@laurelchurch.net

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  • ricky cook

    Garrick (Ricky) Cook is a native of Baltimore, MD.  He was baptized into Christ in February 1975 (Central Church of Christ – Baltimore, MD) by the late Humphrey Foutz under whose tutelage he was also trained for the ministry.  He is married to the former Deanna Coates (08/29/87) and they have 3 children (Julie, Dionna, and Garrick II) and two grandchildren (KJ and Kaila).
    During his years in Baltimore he has served as the head of the Youth Ministry at the Central congregation and also as a Sunday School teacher.  He served as minister to the Cambridge Church of Christ (Cambridge, MD) from June 1994 through April 2015.  He is a graduate of Northeastern Christian Junior College (Villanova, PA).  Additionally, he has a B.S. in Bible/Ministry from Amridge University (Montgomery, AL) as well as a Master of Divinity degree in Ministerial Leadership (Amridge University - Montgomery, AL).

    OFFICE HOURS at the building: MONDAY 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

    Please call ahead 443-521-4307


  • ian drucker

    Ian grew up in the area of Wheaton, Maryland. He has earned a B.S. in Electronics Engineering and an M.S. of Engineering Administration. Notably, Ian was raised in the Jewish faith, and attended the Beth Tikva Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland as a youth. Ian and his wife were both baptized into Christ in July 1993, and worshiped with the Lord’s Church in Frederick, Maryland. Ian began preaching and teaching the gospel in 2002. Ian earned a Master of Ministry Degree from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in 2008. In March of 2008, Ian and Marti relocated to Laurel, Delaware where Ian served as the minister with the Lord’s church. Ian and Marti came back to Maryland when Ian accepted the In-Reach Minister position with the Laurel Church of Christ. Ian has a passion for evangelism and a compassionate heart towards individuals who are hurting. They have two daughters Amy and Jenny, and two grandchildren. Ian enjoys conducting Bible Studies, teaching people about God, family time, sports, and other outdoor activities.


  • bren white

    With a focus on Outreach (local and global), Bren works to involve every member in the mission Christ gave His followers. With help from our deacons, he guides our outreach teams and mission efforts. His background is in missions, church starts, missions training, discipleship, spiritual formation, relationship building, and leader development. He and his wife Cheryl are currently working on church starts in Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. He and Cheryl have lived and worked in the area for nearly 30 years, except for 2 years in France.  Bren holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in Organizational Leadership; is a Johns Hopkins Fellow in Applied Behavioral Science, did his graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University in Organization Development and International Business. He did research on the history of Christianity at the University of Strasbourg, France; studied French and French Civilization at the University of Paris, France. He also studied Bible, Missions, Psychology & Anthropology at Abilene Christian University. Bren and Cheryl have three married, adult children, and eight grandchildren.

    OFFICE HOURS at the building: WEDNESDAY 12:00 - 6:00 P.M. 

    Please call ahead 301-676-5420


  • Tim Wood

    Timothy came to Laurel from Scottsbluff, NE where he was the Youth and Family Ministry Leader at the Scottsbluff Church of Christ. Tim was baptized on January 23, 2007 and began teaching Bible classes soon after.  Both he and his wife, Jennifer, enjoy working with kids, teens, and families.  They have two children, a daughter named Terra, and one who is expected in June of 2018.  Tim also served as a rotational Minister at the Dickinson Church of Christ in Dickinson, ND. He has attended the Sunset International Bible Institute as a full-time student, with an emphasis on Youth and Family, and is currently continuing his education part-time. Tim and Jennifer would like to impact, not only in the lives of their spiritual family, but also, everyone around them. Their goal is to further dedicate their lives to God in any way He sees fit.

    OFFICE HOURS at the building: WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Please call ahead 308-765-8941



  • susan ray


Laurel Church of Christ

7111 Cherry Lane

Laurel, MD 20707