We are a friendly community of people who love Jesus Christ and delight in His service.  Spiritually, and most importantly, we are people whose lives have been transformed by the truth and grace of God. While we are far from perfect people, we seek to help each other live according to the truth that God has given us in His Word. Our greatest desire and ultimate purpose is to bring glory to God.  We are committed to the truth of God’s Word and the insatiable hope it brings to those who seek it.


We exist to spread a passionate desire for the gospel of grace to all people, for all aspects of life. (link to our tenfold vision)

Our Team

Our team is made up of knowledgeable and friendly individuals who are passionately leading and serving the needs of our members in their respective areas.

Joel Cochran - The Chapel in Marlboro

Joel Cochran

Lead Pastor


I am the founding pastor of The Chapel in Marlboro. I did my masters work at Heritage Baptist University and hold a Doctor of Ministry from Bethany Theological Seminary.  My wife, Serena, and I have three adult children and one grandchild.  I enjoy sports and relaxing by walking my dogs on wooded trails.

Matt Hunsaker - The Chapel in Marlboro

Matt Hunsaker

Pastor of Creative Arts


I grew up in Medina with two amazing parents and one brother. My parents instilled a love of the arts in me from childhood. I’ve been leading worship since middle school and have been blessed to be in full-time ministry at The Chapel in Marlboro since 2013.

I’m blessed with an incredibly talented and beautiful wife, Angela, and have two awesome kids, with a third on the way.  I enjoy all things musical, love to play basketball and board games, and am an avid Buckeyes and Cavs fan.

I earned my Bachelor of Music in percussion performance at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and my Master of Music in percussion performance from the University of Akron.

Todd Hostetler - The Chapel in Marlboro

Todd Hostetler

Pastor of Student Ministries & Sports


I love spending time outdoors with my wife, Jennifer, and my sons, Brooks and Brady.  I am active in my local community and enjoy working with the varsity football program and coaching youth sports. When I’m not coaching, I enjoy reading historical biographies and my Bible.  The verse that most impacts my life is Joshua 1:9: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

Josh Pizor - The Chapel in Marlboro

Josh Pizor 

Pastor of Young Adult & Family Ministries


I accepted Jesus Christ at a young age and as a teenager was drawn toward pastoral ministry.  I am passionate about teaching and preaching God’s Word.  I grew up attending the Chapel in Marlboro and have served on staff for over eight years.  I hold a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and am currently finishing a Masters in Divinity.  I enjoy reading, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, and spending time with my family.  My wife, Johanna, and I live in the outskirts of Alliance.  We have been blessed with three beautiful little girls.  

Don Davies - The Chapel in Marlboro

Don Davies

Pastor Emeritis

I have a B.A. from the University of Akron and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.  My wife, Carolyn, and I have 8 children – 5 girls and 3 boys.  In 2009, I published The Calling (What the Lord Intended).  In my spare time, I enjoy doing some woodworking.

Linda Balzer - The Chapel in Marlboro

Linda Balzer

Church Administrator


I grew up on a farm in Marlboro and was hired as Administrative Assistant at the Chapel in Marlboro after cleaning the church attic ten years ago.  I hold a degree in Legal/Executive Secretarial studies and have a heart for service.  Along with my husband, Keith, and my children, Lucas and Audra, I love to drive trucks on the sand dunes in Michigan.

Bill Cummins - The Chapel in Marlboro

Bill Cummins


Deacon & Trustees

Our deacons are a group of men and their wives who practically and consistently extend the love of Christ to people of our church in various ways. They look after the well-being of the congregation by ministering to and aiding those who are in need.  Our trustees are a group of men elected every year who oversee the financial decisions of the church.

We Believe

We highly value the Bible, and it is our belief that God has inspired and preserved this book for our benefit and for the dissemination of the Christian faith. We believe the Bible conveys one cohesive story of the redemptive work of God, culminating in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This is the gospel or “good news” by which God is reconciling all things to Himself for His glory and for our good. We believe that the gospel is central both for this world and for the world to come.