We believe that God has ordained the office of deacon to oversee the ministry of the physical needs of the body and the day to day operations of the church. We believe they are to serve as co-laborers with the elders in the work of the ministry and be gifted in such a manner as to provide wisdom and mercy in attending to the ministry of the needs of the flock. We believe that these men must meet the qualifications of the office as set forth in Scripture. The deacons shall consist of members possessing the qualifications described in Titus.
|Dr. Jim Stewart – Chairman
Jim Stewart grew up in the Kansas City northland area and graduated from North Kansas City High School. After graduation from high school he attended The University of Missouri-Kansas City before moving to St. Louis to attend St. Louis University Medical School. He practiced Internal Medicine and Geriatrics in the Northland starting in 1986. In 2001 he became the Medical Director of Case Management at North Kansas City Hospital. Jim is married to Janet and they have three children, Jessie, Heather, and Chris and two grandchildren. Jim was saved as a teenager while attending a Christian concert. He attended a church in the Protestant tradition but did not really grow in the Lord until God led him to a Bible Church after moving to St. Louis. Jim and Janet are charter members of Faith Community Church and a founding deacon since 1995. Janet has been extensively involved in the Ladies Ministries. They are both involved in motorcycle ministry through Bikers for Christ.
Brent came to faith in Christ the summer before his senior year of high school in 1980. He and his wife Shelly have six children: Alicia Toney, Jeremy, Nicholas, Taylor, Gaubri, and Shakur. They have four grandchildren. They became Charter Members of Faith Community Church the year following their move to Kansas City in 1994. Shelly is a home maker, Brent has a BA Degree in Human Resource Management from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK. He also has taken courses at Midwestern Theological Seminary working towards a degree in Christian Education. The Campbell’s are also involved in foster care for the state of Missouri. Brent is currently employed as a Program Analyst III with Securities Benefit Group of Topeka, KS. Brent and his wife are co-founders of Faith Christian Academy and both serve on the school council, Brent is Chairman. Brent is also the Athletic Director for FCA. He enjoys reading, research, and athletics with his children. His love for truth inspires his passion for the equipping of young people with knowledge of God through His Word and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
|Ken Lewis – Chairman of the Trustees
Ken Lewis is a native of Kansas City and he and his wife, Cindy, have been married for over 46 years. They have two sons, Shawn and Brian, and Brian’s wife Amy and granddaughter. ALL of his family now lives in the Kansas City area. Prior to coming to Faith Community Church, Ken served on the board of overseers at another area church for eleven years. He retired from Delta Airlines, after thirty-two years, and is now employed by Voss Lighting part-time. In the time that Ken and Cindy have been with FCC, Ken has demonstrated his heart for serving the Lord and the people of the church. He enjoys “fixing things,” relates well with people, and has simply been acclaimed by the church, to the official designation of deacon, in that he was already functioning in that capacity. Ken loves the Lord, his family, and (his) dogs.
|Brian Newcomb – Biblical Finances
Brian was born and raised in Kankakee, Illinois. He attended Triton Junior College and Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State). He and his wife, Nancy, have one son, Matthew, who is married to Patrisha, one grandson, Samuel, and two granddaughters, Liberty and Grace. Since 1982, Brian has owned and operated a window cleaning company. He enjoys serving in the area of budget counseling, having been trained and certified through Crown Financial Ministries, and he is the church coordinator for Financial Peace University. He is thankful to be a member of the body of Christ, particularly Faith Community Church.
John was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1992 he moved to Pueblo, Colorado where he met his wife Deanna, and they were married in 1998. John was a sales manager with Western Wireless until they moved to Kansas City in 2001. John went back to college to finish his Bachelors degrees in Accounting and Financial Management. After graduation in 2003, John and his parents started a home cleaning business called the Maids in North Kansas City. John and Deanna are now running that business together. They have 4 children: Ashlyn, Joshua, Caleb and Jonathan. They have been active members of Faith Community Church since 2004. They love sitting under the preaching of God’s Word and the active fellowship with their brothers and sisters in Christ. They both have a passion for mission work and spreading the gospel around the world. John was a part time teacher at Faith Christian Academy for five years and teaches the Adult Sunday School occasionally. John also assists with Biblical finance counseling, serves on the Missions Board, is the chairman of the Anchor House Ministries Board, and enjoys spending time in corporate prayer.
Brian and Susan Rawlings have been married for 33 years. Brian was saved in 1981 and his life was changed immediately. Although he had attended church and Sunday school diligently while growing up, Brian did not fully receive Jesus until he was called in 1981. He and Susan attended different churches for a number of years; however, they did not feel they were being fed. In the early 1990’s their search led them to a church where Pastor Fred Juhnke was preaching. They immediately felt at home and began attending regularly.
Brian began to understand what they had been missing from God’s Word. When Faith Community Church was formed, Brian and Susan became charter members. They have grown in the Word and continue to grow every day under Pastor Tim’s teaching and preaching, and from other teachers at FCC. Brian began ushering and Susan started making the coffee every Sunday in the early months at FCC. For the past 10 years Brian has overseen the usher ministry that’s so vital to FCC.
Josh was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but grew up in the Kansas City area. He was raised in a Christian home and was saved at a young age. He attended Park University where he graduated in 2006 with a degree in Computer Science. He works as a software engineer for Keyhole Software in Kansas City, and in the Missouri National Guard. Josh met his wife Lisa at Park and they were married in 2005. They have one son, Landon, who was born in 2009, and one daughter, Brooklynn, who was born in 2011. The Lord brought them to Faith Community Church in 2004 and has been drawing them closer to Him through the preaching of His Word and fellowship with like-minded believers. Josh enjoys serving as an usher and Sparks leader for Awana while serving as a deacon.
Randy Meek was born in Memphis but grew up in the Kansas City area, accepting Christ as Savior at the age of nine at Vacation Bible School. He was raised in a Christian home and was taught to love Jesus as long has he could remember. He attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar and Central Missouri State University, where he met his wife Marce. Randy and Marce have been married 40 years and have four daughters, two of which still live in the Kansas City area. Marce has been a teacher at Faith Christian Academy since 2006. Randy was ordained as a deacon in the early 80’s and has served as a deacon, trustee and usher in churches they have attended. Randy and Marce became members of FCC in 2008. Randy and Marce really appreciate Pastor Tim’s clear Biblical teaching and preaching, and the love this congregation shows to its members.
Bill and his wife Susan have been married for 22 years. Bill was raised as a Catholic in Berwyn Illinois and he came to a living faith in 1987 when living in Indiana. His life changed dramatically at that time and he began serving in the youth ministry at his local church. He moved to Kansas City in 1988 to assist in planting a church. He met his wife Susan in 1989 and they were married in 1990. He served as a youth program leader and led a home fellowship group at that church and the church they attended while living in Florida. Bill and Susan returned to Kansas City to be closer to family and to care for Susan’s aging mother. They’ve been attending Faith Community Church since January 2010. Bill has a masters’ degree in counseling and worked as a secular counselor and teacher till his conversion. Unable to “counsel secularly” he has continued to teach and is presently teaching biblical counseling courses at Calvary College, counseling biblically at RGCC Ministries and giving educational programs to local companies. Bill loves to read God’s word and to inspire and equip others in their walk with God.