brianbwBrian Flood – Executive Minister

Brian is a 1994 graduate of Ozark Christian College with 2 Bachelor Degrees in Biblical Literature and Music Ministry.  He is also a 1999 graduate of Lincoln Christian Seminary (now Lincoln Christian University)  where he received a Master of Arts in Counseling Ministry. Brian is married to Natalie.  They have two adult sons, Jacob and Joshua.

Brian enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, all forms of racing, and Indiana Hoosier basketball.

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Larry Sams – Teaching Minister

Larry is a 1994 graduate of Ozark Christian College with a Bachelor of Biblical Literature degree. In 1999, he married Megan.  They have two daughters, Molly and Caroline. Before joining the staff of FCC, Larry held ministries in Florida and Illinois.
Larry’s interests include spending time with his family, participating in and performing with local theater groups, watching and playing sports (he watches more than he plays), golf and the Florida Gators.
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Josh Hawks — Student Ministerjosh bw sized1

 Josh is a 2016 graduate of St Louis Christian College. He earned a degree in Christian Ministry and double majored with Biblical studies as well.
Other than Loving Jesus and spending time with his family (wife) Jennifer, (daughter) Baylee Drew, he enjoys following his favorite team…the Saint Louis Cardinals as well as the Steelers and Blues. In addition to sports he enjoys music, playing guitar and singing. But most of all…he enjoys building relationships with teens and pre-teens and helping them find a follow Jesus.
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 Andy Russell — Worship Minister

andyAndy grew up here at Faith Christian and officially joined our staff in early spring 2018. He recently graduated from Malone University, and also works at Off The Wall Music in New Philadelphia.

Andy loves to explore God’s creation by hiking, biking and rock climbing.  If he’s not on the side of a mountain, he can usually be found playing guitar or eating chicken wings.

Andy loves music and loves using it to praise our Savior and show our love for Him, both individually and corporately.




luke b-wsmallLuke Williams – Children’s Minister

Luke is 2014 graduate of Malone University where he studied early childhood education and to be an intervention specialist. Before joining FCC, Luke worked as an intervention specialist in a public school for four years.
Luke is married to Allana and they have two boys, Parker and Carson. He loves to go on runs with his wife and kids or just spending time with them. Luke loves watching the Cleveland Indians play and going to games. Luke enjoys playing most any sport and he loves any kind of barbecue or steak. He enjoys reading and spending time outside.
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Charity Waugh – Office Manager/Jedi Master

Although she is a familiar face to Faith Christian Church, Charity is new to the secretary positon.  She is a 1996 graduate of Ohio University and grew up in southern Ohio.  Charity lives in New Philadelphia with her wonderful husband, Thom.  She has twin daughters, Josie and Carly, and a Facebook famous son, Brad.  When she isn’t at Chipotle or Panera Bread,  Charity enjoys art, ceramics and watching football.

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