Mike Brown, Chuck Pirtle, Harry
Proffitt and Tom Lyautey
- Shepherd Roger
Blankenship (photo coming soon)
Roger was born in Eastern Kentucky, and Barbara in West
Virginia. High school sweethearts, in 1960 Roger
enlisted in the US Army, serving in Schofield Barracks,
Hawaii, while Barbara attended Marshall University in
Huntington, West Virginia. They were married in June
1964 and moved to Maryland.
Barbara was a stay-at-home mother, spending her time
raising their four children. Roger was a police
officer in the Metropolitan Police Department.
After eight years with the MPD, Roger transferred to the
US Secret Service where he remained until retiring in
Roger and Barbara
were baptized at the Oxon Hill Church of Christ
in 1973. Roger served as a deacon and
Barbara worked for several years in the Nursery
class. They were members of the Waldorf
Congregation and the La Plata Congregation
before placing membership at St. Mary's County
Church of Christ. They fell in love with the
members and knew right away this was where they
needed to be.
- Shepherd Mike Brown
Mike moved to St. Mary’s County in 1968 and stayed
until he finished high school. After graduating from
Bowie State College in 1978, he married his wife, the
former Cheryl Ann Cutchember in July of the same year.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in the same year
a month after he was married. After returning to St
Mary’s County in 1984, he placed membership at the St.
Mary’s county Church of Christ that at that time was
located on Great Mills Road.
He served as a deacon of this congregation for 22 years before
becoming an elder in the Spring of 2009. He has three
wonderful daughters Yolonda, Sherita and Tonya, and and six
grandchildren. Mike Brown lives his life by Jesus’
words: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love
one another, even as I have loved you, that you also
love one another. By this all men will know that you are
My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).
- Shepherd Chuck Pirtle
While Chuck has lived all over the world, he still
considers St. Louis his hometown, and is an avid St.
Louis Cardinal Baseball fan.
The summer before his junior year in college, he met Jeanne
Campbell. Chuck returned the next summer to the Charbo
and Karen church to work, and Chuck and Jeanne were
married on June 2, 1978.
Chuck and Jeanne went back to Harding University for
Chuck’s senior year and he graduated with a BS in Bible
and Religion in May 1979. By 1980, Chuck and Jeanne were
at the Belvedere COC in Jackson, Mississippi, where
Chuck worked as the youth and education minister.
1982, Chuck enlisted in the US Army as a PFC. Chuck and
family have lived in Missouri, California, Texas,
Arizona, and Stuttgart, West Germany. Chuck also
served in Georgia and Virginia, and is a Gulf War
veteran. He and his family now reside
in St Mary’s County Maryland.
After 20 years of service in the Army, Chuck retired as
a Major and now works as a civilian at Patuxent River,
Chuck served the church at St. Mary’s
as a deacon for several years and is now an Elder. Chuck
and Jeanne's three children Luke, Kathy and Kim are all grown
and the daughters married They wait now to be
grandparents. After many years of moving, Southern
Maryland has been their home since 1992. But Chuck is still a
- Shepherd Harry
Proffitt (moved from the area)
- Shepherd Tom Lyautey
Tom Lyautey was baptized in 1981, at the Northside
Church of Christ in Rochester, New York. In 1983 he
married the former Terri Dicker, and together they have
three children Gavin, Brian, and Elisabeth.
Ordained as a minister on June 30, 1991, Tom has served
in a number of ministries over the past 29 years:
preaching, teaching, youth ministries, community
outreach/welcome basket program, Sunday School
Superintendant. He served 2 years as a missionary. Tom
served as a Deacon at the Lawson Road Church of Christ
in Rochester, New York, and in March of 2009 he was
appointed as an Elder of the Church of Christ in St
Tom loves to research Biblical History, to write, and
spend time with his family. Tom's passion is for himself
and God's people to graduate from this life with honor
and make heaven our home of abode.
Minister Adam Tune
Adam moved from Tennessee in August of 2009 to
join the Family of God in St. Mary’s County. He began
his preaching career on September 11, 2001. Adam
received his Bachelors Degree from Middle Tennessee
State University, and then his MA in Biblical Studies
from Lipscomb University. After 2 ˝ years, he left the
ministry and opened up a flooring store in Lebanon, TN
where he continued to work for himself for the next 6
years until the Lord decided it was time for him to work
for his church once again. He and his wife Kim have been
married for 11 years and have two children Brooks and
Adam loves to be around people. But when he is not, he
enjoys listening to his children read, playing golf,
singing, collecting memorabilia from the 1968
Presidential election, and reading both Ancient and
American History. He loves the Lord and wants all people
to be saved by God's grace.