Rick has served as a pastor since 1988, first as Music Minister, and then as Senior Pastor since 1996. He is married to Eileen and they have two grown children, David, a member of the U.S. Army, and Rachel, an English teacher in Colorado. Rick earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Heidelberg University and has done graduate work in Christian Education at Huntington University. In addition to preaching, Pastor Rick assists on the worship team. He enjoys computers, music, traveling, and watching sports. He may even play a little golf once in a while. Pastor Rick gravitates toward the Psalms and the writings of the Apostle Paul when reading Scripture. Contact Pastor Rick
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Larry has served as the Associate Pastor since 1998 and has been attending FCOG since 1988. He also attended as a child in the 60's and early 70's. He married Tina Reynolds in May of 1993 and they have 2 wonderful children, Hannah and Isaac. Larry is a graduate of Vision Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has a Bachelor of Theology degree and a PhD in Clinical Christian Counseling. For relaxation, he enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ohio State Buckeyes play football..although it may not be very relaxing at times. He also really enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Pastor Larry's favorite bible passage is James 1. It is his desire to help all people see their need for Jesus Christ and the wisdom and guidance He offers for our life journey. Contact Pastor Larry
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Krista serves as the Director of Children’s Ministry. She is married to Nate, an employee of Republic Services, and together they have two daughters – Natalie and Raylin. Krista has a desire for children to get to know Jesus Christ in a personal way, and enjoys helping young people experience the Truth of the Bible in fun and creative ways.
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Jim and HeidiAnn Edwards
Jim and HeidiAnn Edwards are serving as Youth Directors for the 7-12th graders that meet at The Summit Youth Center on our campus. Jim has worked for the Ohio State Highway Patrol since 1997 and HeidiAnn is a stay at home mom. They have a son, Harrison and a dog, Oliver. 2 year old Harrison keeps them running, but they also enjoy slowing down while watching football, being with family, and sitting by campfires. Jim enjoys participating in the Defiance College Community Band in the percussion section. He also plays drums for the church's worship team and sings on the youth worship team. HeidiAnn keeps things "under control" running sound for our church services and youth activities.
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