Church Staff


Steve Chromy, Senior Pastor

God called Steve to lead Mount Hermon Baptist Church in January of 2017. 

God saved Steve as a young boy and called him into the ministry in July of 1993. He has served as the Program Director/Staff Evangelist of a Christian Camp, Youth Pastor and Radio Station manager for a church in Florida, and most recently as the Co-Pastor of Poplar Spring Baptist Church in Bunn, NC. While in Bunn, God also gave Steve a ministry as Defensive Coordinator at Bunn High School.

Steve has a heart for souls and taking the gospel from inside the church into the lostness of the community. It is Steve’s passion that the members of Mount Hermon Baptist Church would grow in their love for God, His word, and the Gospel that it would radiate from them to those they come in contact with every day.

It is this love for the Gospel of Christ that has sent Steve to the mission fields of Baltimore, Romania, Nicaragua, Mexico, France, and Haiti. Steve’s passion can be seen in his love for expository preaching, loving and serving people, and training others to do the work of the ministry. Steve recently graduated from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

Steve and his incredible wife Kathryn have four amazing kids: Colt, Kylee, Karis, and Katey.

Steve loves sports and can be found watching the Gophers, Vikings, the Wild, and any other team from Minnesota. In the ACC, Steve roots for the University of Virginia Cavaliers. (GO HOOS!) He also loves to read, hunt, and get out on his four-wheeler.

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Josh Mark

Josh Mark came on staff in January 2008.  He now serves as our Minister of Students and Discipleship.

Josh was born in Canada, but grew up in Bradenton, Florida. He is a graduate of Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada, where he received a Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. He also has a Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in California.

Josh previously served on church staffs in Canada and Florida. He has a heart for discipleship and desires to see students grow both spiritually and relationally.

He and his wife Elisabeth (EB), also from Bradenton, were married in October 2007. They have two beautiful children a son, Caleb, and a daughter Madelyn.

“I’m a retired athlete who will play a pick-up game every once and a while and then promptly regrets it for the next week. I enjoy contemporary worship music, whether playing it on my guitar or listening to my massive iTunes playlist at my desk. If I am not in the office you can usually find me in one of two locations: at Starbucks studying, reading, or meeting with students or at my second home, Chick-Fil-A, enjoying a Chicken Sandwich and a Sweet Tea. But most of all I am a family man who loves spending time with EB (my wife!) and Caleb and Maddie (my kids!). EB is my best friend and partner in crime…umm…I mean, ministry.”

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Lydia Landrum

Lydia has served as a Church Administrator for over 25 years.  She became a part of our church staff in 2009.  While serving as the pastor's secretary, she also provides primary administrative and secretarial support to each of the ministers on staff.  She also gives assistance to our deacons as well as various church committees and ministry teams.  In addition, she is responsible for all church publications. 

Lydia has been an active member of Mount Hermon Baptist Church for more than 22 years.  Presently, she serves as a substitute Sunday School teacher, Children's Choir Director and is a member of the worship choir as well as part of a ladies ensemble.

She also serves as Church Clerk and as a member of our Partnership Missions Council. She and her husband J have two adult children, Trent and his wife Ashley, and Leah.

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Ann Austin

Ann joined our church staff in 2013.  As our Financial Assistant, she handles all aspects of the financial ministry of our church --contributions, deposits, check writing, bookkeeping, and so forth.  

Ann is a member of Swansonville Pentecostal Holiness Church.  She and her husband Melvin have two sons, Joshua and Caleb.  

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