Pastor Steve Damron
After serving as associate pastor for two decades, Pastor Steve Damron was voted as senior pastor of Fairhaven Baptist Church in January 2012. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, he attended Cleveland Baptist Church, under the leadership of Dr. Roy Thompson. Pastor Damron graduated from Fairhaven Baptist College in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in theology and continued his education earning a master’s degree as well. Pastor Damron and his wife Becky have been married for 24 years and have been blessed with four children—Jennifer, Sabrina, Jake, and Clint.
Dr. Jeff Voegtlin
Dr. Voegtlin has been in Christian service for over twenty years. He is the conductor of the church and schools’ orchestra program, and he is overseer of the educational program of the college. After completing a B.A. in Pastoral Theology from Fairhaven Baptist College, he received a M.A. in Bible from Pensacola Christian College. In 2007, he completed the requirements for an Ed.D. from Bob Jones University. As Associate Pastor, he administrates the many outreach ministries of our church. .He teaches our adult Sunday School class.
Pastor Dan Armacost
Dan Armacost has been on staff at Fairhaven since 1993. After completing a B.A. in Pastoral Theology from Fairhaven Baptist College, he received a M.Div. from Bible Baptist Theological Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Besides Dean of Students responsibilities for our college, he is the Dean of Bible and serves as an Assistant Pastor at Fairhaven Baptist Church. On the weekends, he ministers in LaPorte, bringing children into our Sunday School through our Bus Ministry.
Mr. Rinehart has been on staff since 1995. He currently is the director of our Master Clubs program and is the principal of Fairhaven Christian Academy. In addition to these responsibilities, Mr. Rinehart also picks up children and adults for Sunday School through our Bus Ministry and teaches the 5th & 6th grade Jr. Church class.
Dr. Mitchell has been on staff since 2001. He received his B. A. in Pastoral Theology from Fairhaven Baptist College and his Doctorate from Emmanual Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mitchell is the director of our Jolly 60s ministry to the retired and is in charge of our visitation program. In addition to these responsibilities, he is the Dean of Music for Fairhaven Baptist College.
For more than twenty years, Dave Olson has served the Lord in many capacities. After heading up a Christian school and serving as a pastor, God called Dave into missions. He and his family served the Lord as missionaries to Zambia, Africa, for ten years until a series of ongoing health problems and life-threatening illnesses led to his return in 2012. Brother Olson has a burden to train men to plant churches at home and abroad. His B.A. in Pastoral Theology and M.A. in Education have uniquely equipped him for his preaching and teaching ministry. In addition to his writing and speaking ministry, Brother Olson helps extensively with our new believers Sunday School Classes, Growing in Grace & Basics. He also serves as our Directory of Missions.
Mr. Bishop has been on staff at Fairhaven Baptist Church since 2009. He received his B. A. in Pastor Theology from Fairhaven Baptist College. Mr. Bishop is our bus mechanic, keeping our large fleet of Sunday School buses running each week. When it comes to the church bus ministry he certainly has a burden for it. He has been around church buses ever since he was a child, riding to church on a bus every Sunday as his father drove and mother worked on the bus. Every Tuesday growing up he would hurry home from school and get all his chores and school work completed so that he could go with his dad to the church, after he got off work, to fix and repair the church buses so they would be ready for the following Sunday. Now that childhood enjoyment is his full time job, keeping those buses rolling! Mr. Bishop is also in charge of our Jail Ministry going into the local prison and preaching and holding Bible studies each week.
Mr. Schreiber graduated from Fairhaven Baptist College in 1999 with a degree in Pastor Theology. After graduation, he served the Lord on staff at churches in Tennessee and New York before coming back to serve at Fairhaven in 2011. In addition to his duties in the college, Mr. Schreiber is in charge of our Spanish ministry.