Walt has been involved in full-time ministry since his graduation from Central Bible College in the spring of 1984. He has traveled as a featured speaker and revivalist throughout the United States and in many nations of the world.
Walt enjoys writing. One of his books is appropriately titled, “Singing in the Pain.” This book was conceived after he fell from the roof of a five story building in the summer of 1980. God touched Walt’s broken body in miraculous fashion and he walked out of the hospital after a short nine day stay. (click here to hear Pastor Walt's testimony) However, this book and Walt’s ministry does not focus as much on the miracle as it does the questions that follow almost any time of suffering and tragedy. He says, “The world is gripped with questions that need to be addressed with strong biblical truth”. Using a unique blend of personal experience and genuine wit, he helps others discover the God-based answers to life’s questions. All of this without the bitter aftertaste that so often remains after the average person is exposed to theology. Walt’s heart’s cry is to do more than pastor a church… he wants to pastor a community. He is committed to do all he can to, “turn the heads and win the hearts of those who do not yet follow Christ.” He says, “God healing someone when they fall from the roof of a five story building is wonderful. However, the greatest miracle the world will ever experience is when a person becomes a follower of Christ. This is healing of the spirit”.
Other than his unbridled love for Jesus Christ, Walt’s greatest love is for his wife Renee’ and his three children: Walton, Grant and Marissa. Perhaps this is why he is committed to helping families as well as individuals learn to “Love God wholeheartedly and others unconditionally. Only then can we help others discover how to live lives of eternal significance”.
Carl began his ministry at Faith Church in 1995 as an assistant pastor/racetrack chaplain. Since then, he has served in a broad range of ministries. They range from van ministry and children’s ministries to missions coordinator and disaster response. Today he serves on staff overseeing Care Ministries, Finance and Outreach.
Carl’s desire to “turn heads and wins hearts” is evident by his passion to reach out to the lost and hurting through church outreaches as well as one-to-one relationships. His ministry has reached well beyond Anderson through his leadership in numerous foreign mission trips and disaster relief.
His love for God and his down to earth personality enable him to truly make an impact in the lives of others. Whether it be through ministry to children, men’s fellowships, or disciple building Pastor Carl says, “it is truly an honor to serve Jesus and be a part of the ministry of Faith Church.”
Carl’s relationship with Jesus is his most cherished friendship. In addition, God has blessed him with a loving wife, Annette, and five wonderful children: Savannah, Elliott, Spencer, Cooper, and Jordan. Carl’s family is the joy of his life. From family camp outs to coaching sports teams loving on his family keeps him on the go.
Since 1993, Dave’s passion for ministry has driven him to reach out to students wherever they are. From school cafeterias to skate parks, musical concerts to missions trips, his love for God is like a magnet drawing students to Jesus Christ. From Halo competitions and Colts games on his 42” Samsung Flat-panel, plasma HDTV (clearly a ministry tool), to water games and work projects, you’re likely to find Dave surrounded by students. “The potential for greatness lies within each and every one of them,” Dave says, “and I want to be a person who helps them realize that.”
In 1996 he married his true love, Jessica, and they have been a strong team ever since. Whether they’re coordinating ministries or canoeing a river, they know they can count on each other even when the waters get rough. The greatest and most rewarding of all their adventures their son, Eli and baby daughter Gabby. They’re excited to watch them grow to become the people God has designed them to be.
Al gave his life to Christ in 1989 while a senior in high school. With in a few short weeks he began to feel God drawing him into a life of full-time ministry. Since that day until now his heart beat has been people. Loving on people and introducing them to Jesus is his passion. His favorite way to minister is through relationships and He truly enjoys meeting new people. Al gives leadership to the community group ministry at Faith Church and seeing people connect with God and connect with one another is what motivates him. Al also oversees the church web strategies and social media.
In addition to Al’s love for God and ministry, he is passionately in love with his family. His wife, Julie, and sons Gavyn and Trey are the most important people on the planet to him. When not involved in ministry you can find Al sipping coffee at Starbucks, playing basketball with his college-aged sons and their friends, exploring the world through his camera lens or hiking and camping in the woods. If you would like more information on how to connect in community at Faith Church drop Al a note or connect on Facebook.
At 8 years old Dillon felt the call of God on his life to Children’s Ministry. Knowing God’s call at such a young age is exactly why Dillon is so passionate about kids. It is his desire to help children and families grow deeper, together, in their relationship with Christ. From missions trips, to actively leading in Kids Ministry for several years, it is his heart to help families build a firm foundation that is stable enough to last a lifetime.
In addition to Dillon’s love for God, one of his greatest treasures is his wife Bekah. They met while interning in Children’s Ministry and knew right away that they were designed to be a team for life. In their free time you can find them exploring new places, catching a new movie, or just relaxing at home.
Bekah was also called to Children’s Ministry at the young age of 7 years old. This is why she believes that no matter what age you are, everyone can have a relationship with God. She works diligently to create an environment where kids and families feel welcomed, loved, safe, and where they can grow into all that God has created them to be. Nothing brings her more joy, than to witness kids and families grow deeper and stronger in their relationship with God.
Speaking of joy, the joy of her life is her husband Dillon. From interning, to buying their first home, every adventure makes her that much more grateful to God for bringing them together. They’re always doing something, but you can usually find them playing board games, enjoying their cheese tray and tv shows, or playing with their doggies.
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