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Pastoral and Ministry Staff 

J.B. Watkins watkins
Senior Pastor, jb@fcfchurch.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.



Reuben Amlalo
Youth Director, youth@fcfchurch.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.

Hannah Ocailap
Assistant Youth Director, hannahrstevens92@gmail.com


Cindy Newton
Children's Ministry Director, cindy.newton6@gmail.com

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.

Kim-webKim Sutter

Director of Spiritual Formation, kim@fcfchurch.org

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.

Music Staff

Kellie Zephir and Daniel Obeng
Interim Music Directors, music@fcfchurch.org

Erin Kauffman
Interim Choir Director, choir@fcfchurch.org

Administrative and Support Staff


Adrienne O'Connor
Office Admininistrator, fcfoffice@fcfchurch.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. 

Sarah Johnson
Building Superintendent, building@fcfchurch.org