Rev. Dr. Selwyn Q. Bachus
Rev. Dr. Selwyn Q. Bachus was born in Helena, Arkansas but relocated shortly after with his family to Kansas City, Kansas, where his father still serves as pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Pastor Bachus accepted Christ at an early age and accepted his “call to the ministry” while a freshman in college. The former public elementary school teacher originally decided to work part-time in the ministry, but sensed the call to further prepare himself for full-time ministry.
Pastor Bachus received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Emporia State University, the Master of Divinity from the School of Theology of Virginia Union University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and the Doctorate of Ministry from the United Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio.
Pastor Bachus served as the Senior Pastor of First Union Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia and the Shiloh Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio before being called as Senior Pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. He is married to the former Marla Shirley and has two sons: Selwyn Q. Bachus II and Myles Christian Jerome Bachus.
Pastor Bachus is a firm believer that a strong intimate relationship with God combined with a commitment to education has helped him to achieve in his life and he readily recommends this to today’s youth.
Pastor Bachus was recognized as one of the top 20 young pastors to watch in the nation by the African-American Pulpit Journal (Summer 2005). This year he will celebrate his 12th Anniversary as Senior Pastor of Salem and 32 years of preaching.
Pastor Bachus’ membership and affiliations include the following: National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.; Ohio Baptist General Convention, Statistical Secretary; Dayton Baptist Ministers Union; Baptist General Convention of Virginia; Tuckahoe Baptist Association of Virginia, Third Vice Moderator; Baptist Ministers Conference of Richmond, Virginia, Financial Secretary, Second Vice President; and NAACP Member.
Dr. Donnell J. Moore
Dr. Donnell J. Moore has been actively serving in ministry for over 33 years. The first 28 years of his ministry, he served as Pastor in various congregations and states, from Illinois, Kansas, Georgia, and South Carolina. During the last 5 years of his ministry, Dr. Moore has served as a church consultant to congregations all over the country. He is a Senior Mentor and Associate Professor of Doctoral Studies for the United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio where he has served since 2001. He is certified in congregational development, redevelopment and planting new churches. At this juncture of his life, Dr. Moore sees himself as a conduit for training and mentoring pastoral, ministerial, and church leaders by equipping them to serve God and the church based on their spiritual gifts for ministry. His goal is to pour himself unselfishly into these leaders so they can become effective Kingdom Builders for the Lord. His role as Executive Pastor is to assist Dr. Bachus and the Salem Baptist Church in reaching the ministry goals and vision set forth by God. Dr. Moore is married to Dr. Angela D. Washington, Senior Pastor of Tri-Community UMC, located at 6001 Fontenelle Blvd. They have four children and four grand-girls. He enjoys music, movies, and reading.
Minister of Music and Fine Arts
Ananias “Markey” Montague
Ananias “Markey” Montague was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He has worked with Richard Smallwood, Ricky Dillard, Kim McFarland, Lyle Lovett and many others. He has also toured Europe spreading the Gospel through song. Ananias is currently working on a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Biblical Studies. His motto is “Be authentic in everything”.
Bryan Mattox is a native of Omaha, NE and raised in Salem Baptist Church where he was baptized by Reverend J.C. Wade. Bryan attended Northwest High School, later joined the US Army and has lived in a number of cities around the country. Bryan’s love for Omaha brought him back home where he earned a bachelor of science degree in IT Project Management. His love and commitment for lifelong learning put him on track to earn his master of science degree in Contextual Leadership. Bryan is devoted to the love of his life, Jerryce. He is active in churches and gives freely of his time and talents to help others. One of Bryan’s favorite scriptures is The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27
Niccole Cannon Brown
Niccole Cannon-Brown was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and is a lifetime member of the Salem Baptist Church. She graduated from Creighton Institute in 2002 with an associate degree in Info Technology & Web Design. She will be attending College of St. Mary in the fall to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Leadership and Management. In her love for Salem, she also serves as the Wedding Coordinator, and volunteers her time to many organizations within the City. Niccole has the honor of being the wife to LeeAndrew and mother to FaLysa & Isaiah.