Staff and Volunteers

As part of our goal to provide a safe and edifying environment, we ensure our staff and volunteers are best suited to the areas in which they volunteer and go through rigorous background checks. If you have any questions about our staff or volunteer policies we would be happy to speak with you. 

In February 2019, Bedford Bible Church extended the call to Martin Wickens to serve as their pastor. Pastor Martin is originally from the United Kingdom and has worked in a variety of churches and ministries for the last 14 years in his home country. 

Martin Wickens, Pastor

An American missionary, Tom Dotson, led Martin to the Lord in 1994 and it was under his ministry that Martin was called to preach. He trained at Emmanuel Baptist Bible School in Northern Ireland and graduated in 2003. In 2004 he and his wife, Carrie, married and God has blessed them with 4 children. Carrie is originally from South Carolina. 

Pastor Martin’s ministry in the United Kingdom focused on working with small churches with a desire to build up the local church, share the Gospel, and train men for ministry. He raised support from churches in the USA, Ireland, and the UK to enable him to work in churches that could not support their own pastor.

He served in his home church, Brimpton Baptist Church; served for 3 years as pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland; 2 years as Mission Leader with Bethesda Free Church in Sunderland, England; and then returned home and served for 7 years as pastor of Brimpton Baptist Church in Brimpton, England. 

In 2018 Pastor and his family followed the Lord’s leading to move to the USA and after some time in South Carolina they have relocated and settled in PA. 

He has a strong focus on expositional preaching, family, fellowship, and spreading the Gospel to the community and around the world. 

Brian Hoover, Deacon
Brian has been a member of the Bedford Bible Church since 2001 and has been a deacon since 2003.  Brian enjoys teaching the adult Sunday school class.  

Brian married Amy Lynn Hoover in 1990.  God has blessed them with two children: Luke (married to Amy Jo Miller) and Tyler. 

Jeff Blackburn

Jeff and his wife, Jackie, have been members of BBC since it was formed. Both testify that “we have seen God bless this local church in so many different ways over the years”. 

Jeff has been a deacon for many years and continues in that capacity. The Lord has blessed them with 2 children (Justin and Jenna) and 5 grandchildren. 

Tom Fisher

Tom is a charter member of the Bedford Bible Church along with his wife, Virginia. Bedford Bible Church had its beginning in the fall of 1986. He is currently serving as Deacon and Adult Sunday School Teacher. Tom and Virginia are blessed with two children, nine grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Ron Wilkins

Ron and his wife, Hilda, have been members of BBC since 1998. They have 2 adult children (Daniel and Becky) and 5 Grandchildren. He is currently serving as Deacon, Adult Sunday School Teacher, and Assistant Song Leader.