Our Leadership


Senior Pastor

Dr. Jon Zwingel

I am so very thankful to Jesus Christ for saving my soul when I was 24 years old. Later in life, I surrendered to ministry as the Lord had called me to preach the gospel. After receiving a Bachelor of Theology from a local seminary, my wife and I moved to St. Petersburg Russia to plant a Baptist Church. In God's goodness, He used us to establish the St. Petersburg Bible Church, which I pastored for 15 years. During my ministry in Russia, I would complete my Doctorate of Theology.

Sensing the Lord moving us on from that field of service, He then placed us back in the USA. I pastored two churches in New Jersey. Now, with the wonderful leading of our Lord He has us serving the Him and His church at Middletown Bible Church, a fantastic group of loving people! MBC loves the Lord and has a great desire to know Him more. We love the Lord, and we love YOU!

As Senior Pastor, I joyfully and humbly ask the Lord to help me be the Pastor that is required of me. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any assistance, prayer or counseling.

-Pastor Jon (PastorJon@MiddletownBible.org)


  • Rudi O'Neal - ELDER

    Rudi O’Neal was born in Germany in July 1963, came to the USA in 1970 , grew up in the San Jose Bay area, was born again in May 1980, and married his wife Caroline in 1984. They have 2 children who, by God’s grace, serve the Lord. Rudi and Caroline have 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. They moved to Lake County in 1997 and began attending MBC sometime in 1999 after visiting many other churches in the area. Rudi committed his family to attending MBC and never looked back. Rudi served as a deacon for many years and in 2015 became an elder. Rudi loves to hear the testimonies of how the Lord revealed Himself to fellow believers. His favorite preacher is CH Spurgeon. His greatest desire is to hear the Lord say, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

  • Erroll Marchais - Elder

    Erroll was born August of 1971 and was not raised in a Christian home, but came to Christ in the early 2000’s.  He has been a small business owner since 1995 in the IT industry and has become co-owner of Center Stage Studios in 2022 with his wife, Jeanette, of 30 years.  Erroll became an Elder at MBC in 2019, 6 years after moving his family from Southern California in the Summer of 2013.  Under the teaching of Pastor Doug Thompson, Erroll has been growing in his understanding of the doctrines of grace and reformed theology which has expanded his understanding of God and His sovereignty in all things, especially salvation.  Erroll’s greatest desire is to see the local church proclaim and reflect the glory of Christ as they grow in unity, love for one another and in their witness to a lost and hopeless world.

  • Jeremy WIlson - Deacon

    Jeremy was married to his wife Lori in 1983 and started attending MBC in November of 2018.  They were both baptized in 2019 and have been learning and growing in Christ ever since.  Jeremy is currently working in the industrial refrigeration industry, but always has time to lend a hand.  Jeremy and Lori have faithfully been managing the church grounds since 2020 and serve the Body of Christ in many ways on Sunday, including preparing the Lords Table, Ushering and just being super happy to see you.

  • Pastor Doug Thompson - previous Senior pastor/Elder

    Pastor Doug Thompson is no longer Senior Pastor of Middletown Bible Church as of September 2022.  Feel free to contact the Church office if you wish to get a message to him.

    After touring the United States and Canada for three years with a music group, Doug graduated from the LOGOS Bible Study Center and Los Angeles Baptist College (The Master's College) in 1982. He went on to study at Talbot Seminary, Luther Rice Seminary, and Whitefield Theological Seminary. He worked for Phil Johnson at Grace To You as the first Director of Counseling Ministries and traveled and spoke with Dr. John MacArthur at radio Bible Conferences. He was ordained and commissioned by the Elders at Grace Community Church. Doug was the founding pastor of Bridge Bible Fellowship in Reseda in 1984. He accepted the call to pastor Middletown Bible Church in 1990 where he served for over 32 years until August of 2022. He has had the opportunity to teach and preach in Romania, the Philippines, Uganda, and India, and has spoken at numerous camps, retreats, and pastor’s conferences. He has taught at the LOGOS Bible Institute, Grace School of Theology & Ministry and The Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, California. He has been published in Reformation and Revival Journal. Doug and his wife Janice have been married for over 42 years, have four grown children and five grandsons.