Our Executive Team

  • Marty baker



    Dr. Marty Baker joined Burke Community as Senior Pastor in the fall of 2008 after pastoring in northern California for almost 20 years.

    He holds a bachelor's degree from Azusa Pacific University, a ThM in Hebrew from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Apologetics form Southern Evangelical Seminary. He has been married to his wife, Liz, for over 35 years and they have 2 grown children (Nathan and Amanda) and 3 grandchildren (Harper, Olivia and Hudson).

    In addition to shepherding BCC, Marty enjoys opportunities to speak at a variety of events, such as  the National Day of Prayer at the Pentagon, chapel at Dallas Theological Seminary, and teaching classes at the National Conference on Christian Apologetics. Marty is an avid reader, and is passionate about landscaping, lawn maintenance, and spending time with his family.

  • Darren Brown



    Darren joined the BCC staff in October 2009 and serves as both Executive and Worship Pastor. In his role, he directs the staff to implement the overall vision and mission of the church under the direction of Pastor Marty.

    Darren received his Bachelor's degree in Audio/Visual Production from the University of North Texas, and spent over a decade as a Music and Video Producer before going into full-time ministry in 2003. Darren has served churches in Texas, Nevada, and Virginia, and holds a Master's Degree from Liberty Theological Seminary.

    Favorite Bible Verses: 1 John 4:10, Romans Chapter 12, Zephaniah 3:17

    Favorite People: His wife of 25 years, Lisa, and children, Parker, Chloe and Marshall

    Read more from Darren on his website, www.baldworshipguy.wordpress.com




    Michael came to Burke Community Church after serving 30 years as an active duty Army Chaplain. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with his Masters of Theology (Th.M.) degree in 1986 (Pastor Marty was 1 year ahead of him in school). While in the Army he completed his studies for a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary (1994). As an Army Chaplain, Michael served with infantry, aviation, combat engineer, medical and other units and had many exciting staff and command Chaplain positions. He finished his military career as the Chief of Staff, US Army Chaplains branch at the Pentagon. 

    He married the love of his life, the former Laura Kronauer, in 1981 and they traveled the world with their three children, Nathan, Meghan, and Jason. When his three children graduated from college and took jobs in the Washington DC area, Michael and Laura decided to retire from the military to their home in Fairfax Station, VA. Shortly after that, he joined the staff of BCC.

    Michael enjoys any time spent with family; visiting historic sites and cultural events in this area; trying to beat Pastor Marty in the number of tulips and other bulbs planted in his yard; and running around the area lakes and trails with his little white dog, Lilly.

    He seeks to know Christ better and to make Him known to others.