Pastoral and Ministry Staff
Senior Pastor, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to welcome Pastor JB Watkins as our new Senior Pastor! Since 2007, Pastor JB was the lead pastor of St. Roch's Community Church, a multiethnic church in New Orleans, LA. Born in Missouri to an African American father and German mother, Pastor JB learned to navigate cross-cultural dynamics throughout his childhood. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading and sports. Pastor JB and his wife Stephanie have 3 children, Bryant, Sydney and Langston. Stephanie has been a middle school math teacher in the past and currently teaches in Baltimore County schools. She enjoys working singing and working with youth. Join us in welcoming the Watkins family to our church family and neighborhood.
Interim Pastor, email@example.com
Stan joined the FCF staff in spring of 2000 after serving as solo pastor of Forest Park Reformed Presbyterian Church, an African American PCA congregation in West Baltimore, for almost nine years. After his 1976 graduation from Frostburg State with a BA in history, Pastor Stan served university students in Maryland through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Black Campus Ministry for 11 years. He then went on to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he earned an M. Div. in 1989. Stan and Terri have been married since 1981 and have five children.
Youth Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rueben spent the first 14 years of his life in Accra, Ghana and moved to Maryland with his family in 2002. In 2007, at a Voice of the Martyrs convention, he decided to get more serious with God after hearing the stories of persecuted Christians. He was encouraged by his Algebra II teacher to start a bible study right after his encounter and has since been teaching, preaching and discipling young men and women in and outside the church. In 2010, he met his wife Golda, and they have been married since the Spring of 2014. He is serving as an working on his Masters in Divinity in the LAMP Seminary program. Rueben is passionate about reconciliation between God and man, man and man, and man and the creation. When he's not at FCF with the youth, he is driving far and near looking for good food with his wife, watching a documentary or reading by himself.
Assistant Youth Director, email@example.com
Children's Ministry Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Newton has been a member of FCF since 2006. Growing up in a Christian family and active in her church, she served the Lord as a youth leader for more than 15 years. Cindy has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, and she has taken additional courses on working with children through elementary school. She was the Director of two childcare centers for more than 16 years, serving infants through fifth grade. Cindy and Weldon were married in 2006. They have three children and a granddaughter.
Director of Spiritual Formation, email@example.com
In addition to being the part-time counselor at Faith Christian Fellowship, Kim is also a crisis counselor with police and has a private practice (kimcounsels.com). She has 30 years of experience in the mental health field, including teaching, working at a rape crisis center, emergency department, consulting with organizations, and training and clinically supervising therapists. She has also studied at the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation in Philadelphia. She is a certified Relational Wisdom instructor and has led retreats and given talks on biblical counseling issues. To meet with Kim or learn more about counseling at FCF, visit the Spiritual Formation & Counseling page.
Kellie Zephir and Daniel Obeng
Interim Music Directors, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim Choir Director, email@example.com
Administrative and Support Staff
Office Admininistrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrienne joyfully joined our staff team as full time administrator in 2014. She and her husband Jeff have been members since 2010. Someone described Adrienne as the glue that keeps things together with our church family. In the past, she taught elementary school and directed Children’s Ministry for 14 years both stateside and as a missionary in Australia for 2 years with Mission to the World. Adrienne loves flowers, hanging out with people, laughing and cooking; her happy place is at the beach with a good book.
Building Superintendent, email@example.com