Tri-County Bible Church is led by a team of elders.

Joe Tyrpak, Pastor

Joe has served as a pastor at Tri-County Bible Church in Madison, Ohio since 2005. He’s been a believer in Jesus Christ since childhood. He grew up in Vermont, North Carolina, a short bit in Moscow, but mostly in the greater Philadelphia area (making him someone who proudly “bleeds green”). He earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, briefly worked in the design industry, taught graphic design, and he has a lifelong interest in the art of animation. Joe completed his Master of Divinity at BJU in 2005, and he is finished his Doctor of Ministry in Applied Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville) under the direction of Jim Hamilton in 2018. He and his wife Hannah have four children—Karis, Tori, Jordan & Vera—whom they are seeking to raise in Jesus’ nurture and admonition.

Greg Buchanan, Assistant Pastor

After serving for three summers as a pastoral intern, Tri-County called Greg to serve as assistant pastor in 2014. Greg was born in Massachusetts and from age six has lived in the greater Syracuse area. Although he grew up in a Christian home, it wasn’t until he was in junior high that he personally repented of his sins and committed to following Jesus as savior and king of his life. After earning a degree in Youth Ministry in 2012, Greg finished his Master of Arts in Bible (concentration in biblical languages) at BJU in 2014. While pursuing those degrees, Greg served as a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Asheville, NC under the ministry of church planter Jeff Kelly. He is currently in the M.Div program at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville). Greg enjoys basketball, hiking, kayaking, and being with people. He’s married to his best friend Becca who grew up in Montville. They love partnering together in life and ministry.


James Barnes

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