Mountain Heights Church Staff



Kenny Basnett

Lead Pastor

Kenny helped start Mountain Heights Church in Morgantown, WV with a team of people during the summer of 2019. He was previously a staff pastor at Brookfield Church in Athens, OH for seven years. His responsibilities include the overall vision, teaching, overseeing of staff, and leader development. Before becoming a pastor, Kenny studied geology and worked in the oil, gas, and coal industries. He and his wife Amy have three children.


Lucas Bond

Non Staff Overseer

Lucas is a non-staff overseer and serves on the board, which includes responsibilities for long term vision and planning, decision making, leading people, and staff accountability. Lucas met Aimee while attending Ohio University and they were married in 2018.


Bryant Noble

Worship Leader

Bryant is the main worship leader. He also coordinates many of our volunteer service teams, special events, and leads a small group. He enjoys rock climbing, fishing, and spending time with his wife, Jamie, and son, Phineas.


Marnie Ballentine

Kids Director

Marnie is our volunteer Kids Director and helps coordinate our Kids Church curriculum, volunteers, and classrooms. She completed an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and did graduate work in Reading Education at Ohio University. She enjoys reading, music, and hanging out with friends in her free time.


Jackie Briski


Jackie is our volunteer bookkeeper/accountant. Her responsibilities include organizing the church finances, budgets, and bank accounts. She enjoys playing disc golf, collecting maps, and likes coffee so much that she has a subscription to Fresh Cup magazine.


Becca Ryan

Graphic Designer

Becca oversees all of our graphics and visual materials. She also maintains our website and social media accounts. In her free time, she enjoys reading any book she can get her hands on, rollerskating around town, and playing board games.