The Staff

This is who we are. Undoubtedly God has created each and every one of us for a specific reason. We believe that God has put together this church one person at a time. This page is dedicated to sharing who we are as a church and who we are as individuals. We want you to feel as welcome as possible. If you have any questions at all feel free to click here to reach out to us. 

As the pastor, Parris  has the primary responsibility for preaching and teaching the Word of God and the sustaining of biblical doctrines of BIWC.. In addition the Senior Pastor is also responsible for discipling and equipping the saints for ministry.






As pastor, Brenda nurtures the congregation in their relationship with the Lord. She is a spiritual mentor particularly to the Restoration of Families ministry and our youth.  She models and teaches prayer as a core value and recognizes potential in others and encourage them to use their gifts. She is passionate about helping the church move forward with the dreams that God has for them.

Min. Art Bartleson


As Church Administrator Art is responsible for the daily operation of the church. He is also coordinates the planning and execution of special projects for BIWC under the leadership of the Senior Pastor and Co-Pastor.  He assists in the Ministerial candidate process, oversees the new member process, and teaches adult Bible classes and programs BIWC's website.


 Min. Clarissa Baker

Worship Leader

As the Director of Worship,  Clarissa works at creating an atmosphere where people can be free to encounter and fully engage with a living God.







Min. Terry Baker

Audio Visual Coordinator

As Audio / Visual Coordinator,  Terry is responsible for all the technologies inside the church. From live sound, to lighting, to the media you see on the screens through out.






Min. Willie Scott

Men's Ministry Leader

As the leader of Men’s Ministry, Willie provides spiritual leadership for BIWC. 

It is goal of the men's ministry to take the current ministry and lead it into an environment of strength, empowerment and impact, an environment where men stand strong together and are spiritual leaders in their home and community.

 Min. Dorothy

Beauty For Ashes

As a Beauty For Ashes associate, Dorothy assists Pastor Brenda with the Women's Ministries

Min. Cynthia

Beauty For Ashes

As a Beauty For Ashes associate, Cynthia assists Pastor Brenda with the Women's Ministries












Min. Walter Beatty

Men's Ministry

As an associate in BIWC Men's Ministry, Walter assists men at BIWC and around the Erie community with their walk with Christ. His desire is to help men have the courage to explore and begin their walk with Christ, the strength to develop the lifestyle that enhances the discipleship patterns of Christ, and the endurance to live a victorious life that allows their family, friends, colleagues and the younger generations to find their fulfillment in Christ.