June Congregational Meeting

As the next step in this significant moment at MBC, we have the opportunity during our June Congregational Meeting to affirm biblically qualified Elders to lead our church into the future. Voting on elders, as well as voting on new members, will be available electronically and/or in person for active members June 1-5.

Join us on June 1 at 7 pm or watch till June 5 at mcleanbible.org/congregationalmeeting.

Hooman Gharai

Hooman has been attending MBC since 2010. He was involved as a lay pastor at MBC Arlington. He and his family are currently at MBC Prince William, where he loves helping people increasingly grow in their delight in the Lord and in His Word. For more information about Hooman, see HERE.

Sasha Varghese

Sasha has been faithfully serving at MBC Arlington since 2013. He loves encouraging leaders in their stewardship of the gifts and disciples they have been entrusted with. For more information on Sasha, see HERE.

Patrick Lee

Patrick and his wife began attending MBC since January 2010. He has received a strong calling for both local and global missions. For more information on Patrick, see HERE.

Chuck Hollingsworth

Chuck is a faithful member and leader at our Montgomery County location, teaching God’s Word every week and shepherding individuals and couples across our church family. For more information about Chuck, see HERE.

Ken Tucker

Ken has served at MBC for the last 20 years, mentoring couples, leading in various ministries, equipping church planters, and mobilizing people on mission. He and his wife Judy have been married for 40 years. For more information on Ken, see HERE.

Jim Burris

Before coming to MBC, Jim helped lead and plant churches in a variety of capacities. He and his wife Hannah have now served at MBC for the last 10 years in many different ministries, including Kid’s Quest and leading a group. For more information on Jim, see HERE.

Hooman Gharai

The Lord began pursuing me from a young age. Born in Seattle and having lived in the DC-metro area since I was three, my parents, who are not yet saved, sent me to Fairfax Christian School through eighth grade. I had daily exposure to the Gospel, attended church with a family named the Hoffman’s, and prayed the sinner’s prayer with my 4th grade teacher. Yet it wasn’t until my sophomore year at JMU that I gave my life to Christ and was baptized that winter. I was not yet on the straight and narrow, but God had taken my heart of stone and given me a heart of flesh. He continued to bring people into my life who were a few steps ahead in their walk with the Lord to invest in and disciple me.

MBC has been my church home since 2010 when I began attending Frontline Arlington with a few close friends. Through biblical teaching and solid small group leaders, I began to see that it is God’s kindness, forbearance, and patience that leads me to repentance. The Lord Jesus was revealing His ways to me more and more, sanctifying me, and creating in me a willingness to yield to Him.

I began serving as a leader with the Front Door ministry at MBC Arlington in 2014, met my wife Priscilla while serving together, began leading a Men’s Bible study, was discipled by Pastor Eric Saunders, joined the Servant Leadership Team, and began serving as a Lay Pastor in early 2019. Priscilla and I, along with our two young children Ella and Cyrus, moved to Centreville, VA last summer, 2021, and now attend MBC PW. By God’s grace we were quickly welcomed and plugged into PW by Pastor Todd and several other faithful leaders, including a Families Group and a Friday morning Men’s group. I have had the privilege of being mentored by Tom McMahon since 2018 and others, who I regard as spiritual fathers.

I have a Master’s Degree in Public Health and an MBA, have a particular passion for the healthcare industry, and serve as the Director of Operations for Medical Specialties at Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) in Arlington, VA.  I previously served as an Associate Director of Revenue Cycle for the Advisory Board Company leading multiple Revenue Cycle Consulting engagements across the country. While at VHC, I have led several growth initiatives including full scale practice acquisitions and integrations.  Outside of work and ministry, I love spending time with family and friends, being anywhere sunny and near water, playing golf when I can, and helping people increasingly grow in their delight in the Lord and in His Word.

Sasha Varghese

I was born in Toronto, Canada, am of Indian descent, and grew up in a godly Christian family, where church was our core focus.  Despite this foundation, my understanding of the Gospel was superficial, and I didn’t have a personal relationship with Christ.  We moved to northern Virginia before I went to high school and then in college and afterwards, I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure (Ecclesiastes 2:10).  I claimed to know God, but by my actions I denied him (Titus 1:16).  This ultimately manifested in a long-term relationship with a nonbeliever.  During this time, the Lord acutely impressed upon me that I was headed for eternal darkness.

I started attending MBC Arlington in 2011 and immediately got into a small group where I was immersed in genuine, biblical community.  This group was pivotal in teaching me about the character of God and the profound depths of His grace.  Those early years were incredibly formative and a testament to the power of the Holy Spirit to redeem and sanctify broken people.

I received the opportunity to lead a small group from 2013 to 2021 and the Lord transformed and multiplied the men in that group beyond anything I could ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20,21).  By God’s grace, I was given a role on the Servant Leadership Team at MBC Arlington and now serve as a coach for encouraging leaders in their stewardship of the gifts and disciples they have been entrusted with.  At every step, I’ve been astonished by Christ’s faithfulness.  It is my great purpose and privilege to share about His salvation for all and His specific provision throughout my life.

“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, even though I was previously a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor.  Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.  It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost.  Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost sinner Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.  Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.  Amen” (1 Timothy 1:12-17).

I’m blessed to have my family close by – my parents are in Loudoun County and my sister, brother-in-law, niece, Kaya, and nephew, Hunter, are in Howard County.  Outside of church, family, and work, I love to get outdoors (preferably on the water), watch sports (F1, hockey and anything UVA) and travel abroad!

Patrick Lee

Patrick and his wife Jenny have been attending MBC since January 2010. Patrick rededicated his life to Christ during his junior year in college, and has reprioritized his goals in life steadily since then for God’s Kingdom.

He has received a strong calling for both local and global missions, which led him to engage in inter-city ministry in South East DC, as well as traveling abroad to various countries in East and Central Asia, Central America, and Africa in medical missions. Patrick served as a chairman of the board for Little Lights Urban Ministries in South East DC, and as chairman and president for other faith-related ministries and organizations in the DMV area and holds adjunct professorships in universities and hospitals in Asia and Africa. He has been a co-leader for the International Bible Fellowship since 2015.

As a graduate of University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Patrick has been practicing and teaching in Maryland since 1989 and he and his lovely wife Jenny have two beautiful grown up children in the fields of Film Scoring and Law.

Chuck Hollingsworth

After being taken from the home for child-neglect and spending several years in a foster home, I was adopted and raised by an agnostic father, largely adopting those beliefs. I was a freshman in college, antagonistic towards issues of faith, and living as a self-absorbed, completely independent person.  I was working my way through college (2 jobs), fully engaged in fraternity life (and all that means), as well as boxing, bull-riding, and pretty much any thrill-seeking activity I could find.  I was elected to Student Body leadership, was “burning the candle at both ends”, and unfortunately, was still pretty successful in all human endeavors…which continued to feed an ego and an attitude of complete self-sufficiency. I did not “need God,” and I viewed those that did as weak.   But I was empty.

One of my jobs was serving as a janitor in a church. Because of the flexibility of the hours, I could get the work done around parties and other activities. The Saturday night before Easter (18 years old), I was cleaning the sanctuary of a Methodist church when I found a young lady that was clearly distraught. She asked me, “Why should I not kill myself?”  And for the first time in my life, I knew I did not have an answer.  That night the Lord miraculously worked in my heart, and I received Him alone, in a darkened sanctuary, through the reading of the gospel of John.  At about 3:00 in the morning I realized it was Easter, and since I was afraid I would miss it if I fell asleep, I stayed awake to celebrate an Easter sunrise service that morning as a “new creature.”

A series of incredible, providential circumstances led me to the US Naval Academy within months of my conversion.  Along with all the other forms of development at Annapolis, I had incredible Christian mentors that helped me on an accelerated spiritual journey.   By the time I graduated and began my journey as a pilot, I was firmly grounded in the faith, and subsequently spent a Navy career as a committed servant of the Lord.

I have been incredibly blessed with my wife, family and career.  I’ve had the opportunity to serve in churches all over the world as a Bible teacher, Director of Education, elder, and substitute pastor.  More than anything, I have been blessed to walk with and serve a risen Savior.

Ken Tucker

God started His work in me 48 years ago at a Bible Church when I trusted Jesus as my Savior. A teenage friend approached me one day and invited me to come with him to church. I was fourteen at the time, and I was mostly interested in meeting new friends. So, when he made the invitation, he peppered it with the promise of that possibility. I did meet new people that night, but most importantly, I was convicted of my sin, and I gave my heart to Jesus. I was never the same again. I know Christ changed my heart that night, and so did all my friends and the high school teachers that saw the ‘terror of their day’ remarkably become a model student and founder of the Christian Student Movement. God saved me and changed how I lived the remaining three years in my Catholic high school.  Many of my friends heard the gospel from me during their junior and senior years, two of whom are ministers today, having given their hearts to Christ through my witness.

I have had the privilege of attending MBC over the last 20 years and serving the MBC family in many different ways. I’m a marriage assessor for New City Network Church Planters assessment, volunteer staff and director of Re|Engage, and I speak regularly at First Light Men’s Ministry, FOCUS and FUEL ministries. I’ve participated and led several mission trips to Ethiopia and trained pastors on biblical leadership in Bermuda, The Bahamas, and Ethiopia. I’ve served as a leadership coach and mentor to various pastors and leaders at MBC and other churches and authored Intentional Relationships: A Practical, Christ-Centered Approach to Mentoring, used in training for Orphan Care Ethiopia.

I’m a biblical counselor, and I am presently finishing a Doctorate degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. In my full-time job, I work as a thought-leader and advisor to clients in financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, healthcare, academic institutions, manufacturing industries and defense contractors. My client engagements span the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South America, South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, Brazil and The Caribbean.

My wife Judy and I have been married for 40 years and have three children, Kendra Tucker Fykes, Kristen Tucker and Kenny Tucker, and four grandchildren, Madelyn, Remy, Layah and Austin.

Jim Burris

God pursued me when I was 16 years old. I did not grow up in a Christian home; I had no idea who Jesus Christ was, and I didn’t know I could be saved from my past, present and future sins. So when a friend invited me to attend a summer “youth retreat,” I expected a weekend getaway with some friends. However, God had a different plan. He used Scripture to reveal my need for a Savior. At the end of the retreat, I repented of my sins and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

I began studying God’s Word daily, learning more about who Jesus Christ was and his life, death and resurrection. I began attending weekly youth group meetings and worship services, and because my dad began to see the sanctification process that God was doing in my life, he recommitted his life to Jesus and joined me at church.

During my freshman year in college, I lost my youth group “community” and began to regress in my spiritual walk. God intervened and placed Hannah, a strong Christian woman, in my life. We dated through college and got married nearly 27 years ago.

After marrying, we moved to Silver Spring, MD, where both Hannah and I pursued our graduate school studies. We also attended the Korean Trinity Presbyterian Church as well as the Korean Central Presbyterian Church – English Ministry (KCPC-EM).  While attending KCPC-EM, God deepened my understanding of the gospel and created opportunities to serve the church. Hannah and I first served in the welcoming committee, then as small group leaders, and later I became an ordained deacon. I was eventually nominated to be the Deacon Board Chairman, and as a church, we began the process of becoming an independent church. This called the church to nominate, train, and ordain ruling elders.  During this process I was nominated to sit in the interim session, where 6 deacons and the teaching elders/pastors led the shepherding functions of the church.

Soon after we moved to Leesburg, VA, and we decided that we needed to find a church closer to our home with more diverse members as we had a heart to invite our neighbors and friends to church.  This led us to McLean Bible Church (Loudoun) where we have been attending since 2011.  I have served in Kid’s Quest and as a small group leader. Both Hannah and I also serve as leaders in Bible Study Fellowship. We have been group discussion leaders, children’s leaders/supervisors, and currently serve as the Class Administrators for the Ashburn/Leesburg Satellite discussion groups.

My family has found ways to serve the church in various ways, and we thank God for the opportunities He has given us to thrive individually and alongside of our MBC church family.