Duane Smith

Senior Pastor - Elder of Preaching and Vision
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Bio: Duane is a native of Sussex County and he became a Christian in 1990. He is married to Jennifer, his wife of 23 years, and they have 2 daughters, Sierra (21) and Olivia (14).  He is a graduate of Summit University (formerly Baptist Bible College) in Clarks Summit, PA (’94, ’01).  Upon completing his training he served as assistant pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Georgetown, DE and planted Sussex County Bible Church in 2004.  Duane loves the church of Jesus Christ and has a passion to teach the Word of God.  He and his wife Jennifer also serve as foster parents for the state of Delaware.

Influential book(s) besides the Bible: The Mortification of Sin by John Owen, Preaching and Preachers by Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones, The Soul Winner by Charles Spurgeon, The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer and 9 Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever.

Hobbies: Reading, spending time at the beach with his family and traveling

Josh Marlowe

Assistant Pastor - Elder of Discipleship & Administration
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Bio: Josh has lived in Sussex County since 2003 and has been on staff at SCBC since the Spring of 2011.  Josh surrendered to Christ in faith as a child and through his high school experience developed a desire to serve the Lord in full-time vocational ministry.  Josh completed his seminary training in 2008, graduating from Calvary Baptist Theological seminary with a M.Div. degree.  Josh loves working at Sussex County Bible Church and appreciates the relationship between the elders that encourages godly living and spiritual growth. He oversees the Growth Groups ministry, serves in many administrative roles, counsels, and is involved with leadership training.  Josh married his seminary sweetheart, Bethanne in 2004.  They have two daughters, Meranda and Lydia. Josh has lived abroad for just under a decade of his life and enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures. He has not yet visited the continent of Antarctica.

Influential Books: The Deliberate Church by Mark Dever, Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, Crazy Love by Francis Chan, The Trellis and the Vine by Collin Marshall and Tony Payne.

Hobbies: Josh enjoys spending time with his family at the beach, in a kayak, sailing, windsurfing, or throwing a frisbee. He also enjoys fine chocolate and coffee, flying, tinkering, and woodworking when he gets the chance.

Matt Miller

Elder of Missions and Outreach
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Bio: Matthew met the Lord Jesus personally and was baptized in 1969.  He and Robin married in 1975 and have two adult children with a grandson and a second grandchild on the way.  Matthew received a BS in Business in 1976 (and swore he was finished with school).  After two police academies, an AS in Criminal Justice and an AS and then a MS in Biblical Studies, Matthew appreciates the proverb, “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Pr. 16:9 NKJV)

Matthew has been a factory worker, a truck driver, an LP Gas serviceman, worked at a chemical plant (featured on Dirty Jobs), a police officer, a deputy sheriff, a crime scene investigator, a jail supervisor, an interim pastor, a student, a custodian and a full-time assistant pastor. In 2001 Matthew and his family moved from California to Seaford, to work in his family’s business.  They began attending SCBC in 2006.  Matthew became an elder at SCBC in 2008.

Influential book(s) beside the Bible:  The Jesus Style by Gayle Erwin, How to Pray by R. A. Torrey, and The Ministry of Intercessory Prayer by Andrew Murray. (Matthew’s favorite books in the Bible are Matthew, Ephesians, James and Psalms.)

Hobbies: Reading, gardening, guitar and small group Bible studies.

Peter Green

Currently on Sabbatical
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Bio: Pete is a native of Sussex County. He is married to Kate his bride of over 20 years and they have 3 children; Peyton, Will and Emma. Pete graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Interpersonal & Organizational Communications. He is a Sr Mortgage Banker with Atlantic By Mortgage Group, a residential mortgage lender located in Rehoboth Beach (previously Dynamic Mortgage).


Influential book(s) besides the Bible: Pete enjoys reading non-fiction, and among his favorites are Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and Fearless by Eric Blehm. Currently, Pete is enjoying reading a book aloud with his family called Somewhere More Holy by Tony Woodlief.

Hobbies: Pete’s favorite hobby is playing with his kids. He enjoys skimboarding, snowboarding, ultimate frisbee, airsoft and whatever activity is going on at the moment.

Herb Heinrichs

Elder of Children's Ministry and Youth
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Bio: Herb has lived in Sussex County since 2003 and has attended Sussex County Bible Church since the Fall of 2009.  Herb came to know the Lord as his personal savior as a child while attending church with his parents. In 1998, he married Leslie and they have three children Mackenzie, Makayla, and Maxwell. He is the Owner of Anchor Enterprises, Inc., a local construction/property management company.

Influential Books (besides the Bible): Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur, Christian Beliefs by Dr. Wayne A. Grudem, Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Hobbies: Spending time with family, Boating, Traveling

Dave Pettyjohn

Elder of Membership
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Bio: Dave is a native of Sussex county Delaware. He has been married to his wife Emily since 2001. They have three children, Rylee , Cale, and Aubrey.  Dave became a Christian at a young age and was brought up in a home with Christian parents. He loves God and enjoys being able to serve His people. Dave and Emily are foster parents. Dave owns and operates Boulevard Appliance, a local appliance repair company and is a local distributor for Justice Brothers.

Influential book(s) besides the Bible: Anything by Mark Dever,  John MacArthur, and Charles Spurgeon.

Hobbies: Sports with my kids, almost any type of motorsports, metal working and learning how to play the banjo (when time permits).

Steve Cooper

Deacon of Administration
Bio: Steve has been a resident of Sussex County since 2003 and has been attending SCBC since 2010. He is married to Alex and they have two sons, Matthew and Samuel. In 2006, Steve graduated from Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, Florida with a degree in physical education with minors in history and Bible. He works full-time at Aquacare Physical Therapy and also leads local kayaking tours in the summer.


Influential book(s) besides the Bible: Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Humility by C.J. Mahaney, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Hobbies: Triathlons, Sports, eBaying, spending time near or on the water

Rob Reinert

Deacon of Administration

Bio:  Rob grew up in Salisbury, MD in a Christian home. He became aware of his need for a savior at a youth camp as a teenager. Rob has lived in Sussex county for 10 years and has attended Sussex County Bible Church for 3 years. He and his wife Kate appreciate SCBC’s emphasis on the Word of God and the centrality of the gospel. Rob is a physician assistant with a local Orthopaedic practice. He recently celebrated the birth of his daughter Quinn and is adjusting to life as a father. Rob and Kate also enjoy hosting foreign exchange students.

Books:  Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, any book written by Tim Keller

Hobbies:  Rob enjoys hunting, fishing, scuba diving, playing volleyball and working on his sawmill.