Dr. Norris Belcher, Jr. Senior Pastor
Rev. Joshua Belcher Teen Pastor
Dr. Rick Holbrook Pastoral Care
Dr. Ray Shutt Soul-Winning / Visitation Pastor
Dr. Todd Comstock Spanish Pastor
Rev. Brian Jung Music Pastor
Dr. Norris E. Belcher, Jr. accepted a call to be the Pastor of the Church of the Open Door in November 1995. He has been in the ministry for nearly 40 years. He was a Pastor in West Virginia for 12 years and was the Pastor of the Ridgewood Baptist Church in Joliet, Illinois for 5 years prior to his move to Westminster. He is a member of the Executive Board for The Sword of the Lord. Dr. Belcher currently resides in Westminster, Maryland with his wife Karen. They have three children and eight grandchildren.
Senior Adult Pastor
Dr. John Campbell, the Senior Adult Pastor, has been with the Church for over 40 years. He leads the Sunday school program and the Super Sixties – the Church’s senior adult ministry. Dr. Campbell also teaches the Royal Blue Sunday School Class.
Rev. Joshua Belcher, the Youth Pastor, leads an aggressive and dynamic youth program. He oversees 3 Teen Sunday Schools and 2 “drive-in” teens’ classes during the second Church service. During the week he directs an after school Soul Winning class followed by student visitation. He directs a “Teen Church” on Wednesday evenings and on Thursday he conducts a chapel service for the Carroll Christian Schools. Rev. Josh develops and conducts youth group activities for Church teens.
Dr. Rick Holbrook, came to the Church of the Open Door in 1980. In 1985 the Lord called him to be a missionary, but in 2003 returned to become the Bus Pastor. He is now the Pastoral Care Pastor which includes visiting and praying with those who are having surgery, who are hospitalized or recovering from illness, and all new members of the church. Dr. Holbrook also teaches the Auditorium Bible Class.
Soul-Winning / Visitation Pastor
Dr. Ray Shutt, came to the Church of the Open Door in June 2011 as our new Soul-Winning/Visitation Pastor and Teacher of the Conqueror’s Sunday School Class after serving the Lord in a local Church ministry in Winston-Salem, North Carolina since 1987. Pastor Shutt accepted Christ as his Saviour in March 1975 as a 15 year old young man and is a product of the Bus Ministry. In December 1978, he answered God’s call to preach and began serving the Lord preaching in Rest Homes, Missions, Youth Churches, and teaching Sunday School. He has preached in churches in the USA as well as in other countries. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree through Emmanuel Baptist University in May 1999 and has faithfully served in various Church ministries as a Sunday School Teacher, Junior/Youth Church preacher, Bus Captain, Bus Director, Associate Pastor, Minister of Evangelism, Christian Radio Station Operator, Web Servant, and also as an A.C.E. Christian School Supervisor and Principal. Pastor Shutt loves the souls of men, women, boys, and girls and is a personal Soul-Winner. He leads and directs our Soul-Winners Club here at Church of the Open Door and teaches the Conqueror’s Sunday School Class. He as also oversees the “New Converts In Christ Class” program for those who have recently received Jesus Christ as their Saviour. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married since 1981 and have two children and five grandchildren.
Dr. Todd Comstock, Sr. came to the Church of the Open Door in 1979. In 1982 the Lord called him to be a missionary in Bolivia, South America. There he served the Lord as a church planter among the Ese Ejja people until 2004. After that time, he moved to the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia to assist in local church development in the city as well as in the different tribal works. He served in the leadership of the mission organization until 2009 at which time the Lord called him back to Westminster, MD to serve Him in starting a Hispanic church ministry.
¿Qué le pasaría si…?
Pastor Todd “Tomas” Comstock llegó a hacer miembro de la Iglesia de la Puerta Abierta en 1979. En el año 1982, el Señor lo llamó a ser misionero a Bolivia, América del Sur. Allí sirvió al Señor estableciendo iglesias en los pueblos Ese Ejja hasta el año 2004. Después de ese tiempo, se trasladó a la ciudad de Cochabamba, Bolivia para asistir en el desarrollo de unas iglesias locales en la ciudad y apoyar a los misioneros en establecer iglesias en las obras con grupos étnicos. También era parte del liderazgo de la misión hasta el año 2009. Después de eso, el Señor lo llamó a regresar a Westminster, MD para servirle en establecer un ministerio hispano.
Rev. Brian Jung, the Music Pastor, oversees a program offering music that is at the same time Biblical, Christ-honoring, dynamic, and emotionally engaging for all church services. Pastor Jung first came to the Church of the Open Door as a lost college student and avowed agnostic on March 24, 2002. The occasion was the church’s annual presentation of “The Living Cross”—a dramatic portrayal of the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. A seed was planted in his heart that night, and he accepted Christ as Savior four weeks later. In July of 2003 he surrendered his life to God for full-time ministry. After teaching music at Carroll Christian Schools for two years, Pastor Jung became the Music Pastor in August of 2009. In addition to leading the Church Choir and Orchestra in weekly services, he enjoys the privilege of overseeing “The Living Cross”. This presentation features the Choir and Orchestra of the Church of the Open Door, as well as a dramatic cast and production staff. The Choir and Orchestra also present a well-attended Christmas Cantata. Both presentations are used as vehicles to present the Gospel to the lost and see many souls saved each year. Pastor Jung oversees the CD/Podcast ministry and archiving of church services. He also continues as Band Director for Carroll Christian Schools. Pastor Jung’s wife, Eunice, also serves as one of the church pianists. The Jungs have been married since June of 2005. The Lord has blessed the Jungs with two beautiful daughters.
College & Career Pastor
Rev Aaron Fuchs was called to be a missionary in Carcar City, Cebu, Philippines, where he and his family started Open Door Baptist Church. In 2017 he returned to Church of the Open Door where he now serves as the IT specialist and oversees the College and Career Sunday School. He is also in charge of finances for Carroll Christian Schools. He and his wife Gina have two children who are active in church ministries.