Leadership Team

Steven Cook, Pastor

Steven is the second born of ten children, and was raised in a Godly Christian home.  He met his wife Alicia in 2010, and they were married in the same year.  Since then, they have had four boys.  In the early years of their marriage they were not living for the Lord, but in 2013 they rededicated their lives to God and were called into the ministry.  The same year they went to Appalachian Bible College so that Steven could receive formal training in the ministry and God’s Word.  Upon graduation from ABC in 2017, God has directed and led them here to Chestnut Grove Bible Church.  Steven’s favorite verses are Colossians 1:13-14, Proverbs 3:5-6 and 1 Timothy 1:12-15.



Jim Willetts, Elder


Jim served in the USMC from 1966 to 1970, came to know the Lord as Savior in 1975 and retired from ATT after 29 years of service in 1999. Jim was saved at 30 years old. He has been on the board at CGBC for approximately 30 years as both elder and deacon. In addition to serving as an Elder, Jim is also our Treasurer. Jim enjoys teaching the Bible and spending time in prayer. He and his wife Lana have been married for 41 years and reside in Rohrersville. The Willetts’ enjoy working for the Lord together.  Jim’s favorite verses are 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Joshua 1:9.



Jerry Lease, Elder


Jerry is an elder at CGBC. He was born December 6th, 1948 at Rawlings, Md. Jerry is part owner of Lease Brothers Sheetmetal in Frederick, Md. He and his wife Debbie began attending Chestnut Grove Bible Church in June of 1994 and was elected to the board as a deacon in 1998. In the past Jerry taught 3rd & 4th grade junior church and also worked with the teen group. Now he teaches the adult Sunday School Class. Jerry was saved at the age of 16 at the Rawlings Methodist Church but didn’t get serious about God until he met his wife Debbie in 1987. Jerry’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 1:3.


Marvin Lease, Deacon

Marvin Lease, Deacon


Marvin is a deacon at CGBC. Marvin and his wife Mae live in Knoxville which is located in Frederick County, Md. They first attended CGBC in the fall of 1999 and were so touched by the love shared here that they became members early in 2000. Marvin was first selected as a deacon in 2006 and has served in that capacity since. In 2008, Marvin and Mae were chosen to serve on the Missions Committee and they are very active in our outreach to the Hagerstown Union Rescue Mission. Marvin’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 5:8.


Jason Dorsey, Deacon

Jason Dorsey, Deacon


Jason has been attending CGBC since 1996 and a member of the Board since 2003 where he serves as a deacon. He and his wife Amy and three children live in the Sharpsburg area. Jason works in Frederick, Md. as an insurance claim representative. The Dorsey’s serve in the children’s ministries with Sunday School and Kid’s Club. Jason and Amy also head up our Angel Tree Ministry each year. Jason’s favorite Bible passage is Romans 8:35-39.