|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.
Alan Hutchins grew up in western Kansas where he met and married Lois, his wife of over 30 years. In 1985 Alan and Lois moved to the Kansas City area and over the next few years God began to draw Alan to Himself resulting in Alan coming to saving faith in 1991. Shortly thereafter, God blessed Alan and
Lois with two wonderful children, Michelle and Matthew. Alan has an Associate in Science degree from Garden City Community College, an Associate in Electronic Technology Degree from DeVry University and a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Organizational Leadership from Calvary Bible College. Alan has worked for Sony Electronics for over 20 years and is currently a Service Account Manager. Alan enjoys capturing life’s memories and the beauty of God’s creation through photography and is a volunteer writer answering questions about the Bible for an online ministry. He currently serves as an usher and trustee at Faith Community Church where he and Lois have been members since 2004.
Ralph and Shelly will be celebrating 25 years of marriage in August, 2013. In 2006, the LORD sovereignly opened their eyes to their sins and their need of a Savior through the blood of Jesus Christ. They feel that the Lord protected them from so much in their lives and that He gave them a great gift in
bringing them to FCC. This is the first church that they ever attended. They can say after six years here, the Lord has been so good and blessed them with wonderful friendships, the godly men and women that are in their lives, and especially through the teaching of the Word. Ralph serves as a trustee and an usher. Shelly is a member of the ladies book group and serves in the CD ministry. They both feel so blessed in the opportunities they have to serve the body and how God has continued to grow them and always renewing their desires to know Him more.
He grew up in an ungodly environment except for the fact of going to a Catholic School. Even through God’s sovereignty, He was teaching Jim to know Him, love Him and serve Him. Through learning and prayer God guided Jim to a personal relationship with Him. Jim gave his life to Jesus around the age of 21, but long before that he knew God and the pain and suffering he had caused due to my sins. The narrow road has been a challenging one throughout his life and one that would not have happened if God had not chosen him. God has been with his family and himself teaching and instructing Jim all along the way. Jim has had successes and failures, but through it all God has sustained him. God has blessed him over and over by His continuing love even today.
Alvin grew up in Carrollton, Missouri, living a sinful life, going to different churches to hear an altar call to accept Jesus. He responded many times sincerely, resulting in no change of lifestyle. He moved to Kansas City in May, 2007, where God continued to use difficult circumstances to bring him completely to the end of himself, drawing him to genuine repentance, and faith in Jesus Christ, calling him out of darkness into His marvelous light. The Lord brought Alvin to the Anchor House and Faith Community Church after crying out in distress and reading Matthew 11:28-30, hearing and answering his prayer, giving him a new heart and a transformed life. He is currently serving as usher and trustee, and is very blessed to be numbered among the chosen of God (1 Peter 2:1-25).
Roger’s family moved to Minnesota to live with his grandparents for a year while his dad was in Vietnam. It was there that his first memories about God and Jesus Christ were formed at a church across the street from his grandmother’s house. It would be 40 years until he entered a church again for anything other than a funeral or a wedding. For most of his youth and the first part of his adulthood he found himself living a lifestyle that produced nothing but chaos and calamity. He had no idea what the wages of his sin was.
Eventually his lifestyle landed him in prison. He noticed a Bible lying on the floor, picked it up and started reading. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Scripture revealed to Roger who he really was in God’s sight. He was taught the truth of God’s Word in the prison chapel. After being released, Roger went to be a resident of the Anchor House, where he was a resident manager for approx. 4 1/2 years, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Anchor House Ministries.
Roger left the Anchor House in August of 2012 when he married his lovely wife Heather. Through this union Roger inherited two lovely daughters, Racheal and Cayla; and a wonderful son Cale.
David Bush is a native of Kansas City North. He was raised in a Baptist church. When he was ten years old he went forward because he didn’t want to go to hell. At that time he really didn’t understand the whole work of the cross. After about two years of “being good,” he started living as the world lives. That lasted about ten years, until God let him get so low he had to cry out to Him. God allowed David to come to an understanding of what Christ truly did for him at the cross. God then started teaching him His Word and His way. He’s been married to Tina, who also is from Kansas City North, for 39 years. God blessed them with two children (Lisa and Kevin) and six grandchildren. God led them to Faith Community Church in 2008. They praise Him for the body at Faith. Retired from the United States Postal Service in 2009, David is now working time-part for Food Service in the North Kansas City School District.