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Church Staff2018-09-17T12:03:37+00:00

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 23 years and have been blessed with four children—Jennifer, Sabrina, Jake, and Clint.

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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.

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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.

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Pastor Archie Parrish

Archie Parrish came to Fairhaven Baptist College in the fall of 1997. He graduated four years later in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in theology. After completing his education at Fairhaven, he served as a Christian school teacher in Massachusetts, an assistant pastor in Missouri, and a pastor in Idaho. In 2013, he and his family returned to Fairhaven. He then assumed the position of youth pastor for us. He also administrates our summer day camp.

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Dean Leslie

Dean Leslie has been on staff at Fairhaven since 1983. He completed his B.A. in Pastoral Theology from Fairhaven Baptist College.  Dean is the head of our RU Recovery Program.  In addition, Mr. Leslie is our maintenance manager.

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Brian Rinehart

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.

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Jeremiah Mitchell

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.

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Joe Bishop

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.

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