Mike Brown, Chuck Pirtle and Tom Lyautey
- 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 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.
- 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
Minister Charlie Wharton
is with great excitement that we announce that Bro. Charlie Wharton
has accepted the position of Minister of the Church of Christ in St.
Charlie has served as a minister in
Texas, Kansas, Colorado and South Dakota and worked in Law
Enforcement in South Dakota and Wyoming. Charlie also served as an
elder for the church in Pierre, South Dakota. In addition to his
teaching and ministering with the church, he has conducted training
on leadership, communication and crisis management, specializing in
Critical Incident Stress Management.
Jeane Wharton has spent much of her
career working with Non-Profits.
Charlie and Jeane have two children:
a married daughter (mother of their two grandgirls!), who lives in
Virginia, and a son, who lives in Missouri.