Our Leadership

Fairfield Christian Church is led by the men who serve on the elder board. They are ultimately responsible before the Lord for leading and shepherding our church. With His help, they provide doctrine, direction, discipleship, and discipline. They also offer their lives as examples according to the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-5. They meet twice a month, and are available anytime for healing prayer according to James 5:13-18.  
  • Phil Peters

    Phil has been attending FCC with his family since 1996. He and his wife Megan have two married children who both graduated from Fairfield Christian Academy. They have one grandson. Phil has taught the Bereans Adult Bible Fellowship for many years and is also involved with the prayer ministry. He retired after 35 years of teaching social studies at Gahanna-Lincoln High and enjoys hiking, playing music and traveling. 

  • David Crum

    Dave has been a member at FCC since 2004 and has previously been involved with teaching/ assisting an elementary Sunday school class with his wife Michele. Dave has also served as deacon and usher and is currently involved with the Family Foundations small group. He attended Michigan State University, and earned a DVM degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He currently owns Crum Equine Veterinary Service. Dave has two children that currently attend FCA. Dave enjoys spending time with his family - fishing, hunting, dirt bikes, horses, working on the farm - anything active and outdoors.

  • David Miller

    David, and his wife Mandy, have been members of FCC since 2007. Prior to being affirmed an Elder, David served as a Deacon, Usher & Greeter and taught Financial Peace University classes.  He also currently serves on the Administrative Ministry Council. David graduated from Ohio State University with an Economics degree and from Franklin University with an MBA. He is currently employed as the Finance Director with the Fairfield County Auditor’s Office.  David & Mandy have been happily married since 2005 and have three adult sons - Jaeson, Jordan & Austin. David enjoys riding through the countryside with Mandy in her red convertible and chasing little white balls around a golf course.

  • Steve Luchtenburg

    Steve has been an FCC member since 2012. He has led worship since he was a teenager, and at churches he previously attended, he has led home groups, served as a deacon, and served on church leadership teams . He currently plays guitar and sings with the FCC Worship Team and co-leads a home group. He and his wife Debbie have been married for 36 years, and have two adult children (both attended FCA) and 5 grandkids. Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Ohio State University and is a partner at VPL Architects in Lancaster. He enjoys spending time with Debbie and their family, playing with their grandkids, traveling, playing guitar, watching sports and movies, and reading books.  

Our Directional Team

Under the authority of the elders, the directional team is responsible for leading the ministries and day-to-day operations of the church. They have significant individual responsibilities, and yet take a team approach to all that goes on at FCC. They meet every week and are led by the lead pastor and the executive pastor.  

  • Dean Woodward, Lead Pastor

    Dean was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He and his wife, Lynn, have been married for over 30 years. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. Woodward’s Bachelor’s degree in Bible is from Columbia International University. He earned his Master of Theology in Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. Beyond ministry, Pastor Woodward’s interests include sports, music, movies and books. His favorite Christian authors include John Ortberg, Philip Yancey, and Tim Keller. His strengths are in preaching and leadership, and his positive and joyful demeanor makes him a friend to many. He is easy to spot in a crowd, since he is 6' 7".

    Questions about Fairfield? Schedule time with Dean with Teresa Sullivan.

  • Ken Mulpas, Executive Pastor

    Pastor Ken has served on the FCC staff for a total of 18 years in various roles. He oversees the support staff and all administrative matters and works closely with our Senior Pastor. Ken graduated from Kentucky Christian University and has been in church ministry for nearly fifty years. He is married to Carolyn who serves as the Assistant to the Superintendent at Fairfield Christian Academy. They are greatly blessed with four adult children and eleven wonderful grandchildren, ranging in age from three to nineteen. Ken enjoys riding his motorcycle, biking and traveling with Carolyn.

    Questions about Fairfield? Contact Ken at kmulpas@fairfieldcc.org

  • Joel Reid, Worship Pastor

    Joel has been on staff since 2011. Growing up, music was a huge part of his life and that has continued in his life and ministry. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Christian University in Preaching and Biblical Studies. KCU is also where Joel met his wife Randi and they married in 2003. They have two beautiful daughters, Ashlyn and Eden. Prior to coming to Fairfield, Joel was the worship and youth minister at Gallipolis Christian Church. A few of his interests include fishing and the outdoors, Sci-fi movies, loose leaf tea, Indian food and sitting in front of his guitar amp playing sweet Classic Rock riffs.

    Contact Joel Reid at jreid@fairfieldcc.org to schedule a jam session or audition.

  • Mark Barbee, Discipleship Pastor

    Mark has worn many hats at Fairfield over the thirty years he has been a pastor here. He has degrees from OSU and Cincinnati Bible Seminary. He loves to teach Bible studies, and to lead Baptism and New Member Classes. He has written several books. The most recent is titled Testimonies of Discipleship - Stories from the Local Church. He and his wife Lori are very involved in leading our prayer ministry. Mark plays guitar and enjoys leading prayer and praise gatherings. They have three children and five grandchildren. Mark enjoys writing, travel and golf. 

    Questions about the Bible? You can reach Mark at mbarbee@fairfieldcc.org

  • Teresa Sullivan, Groups Director

    Teresa has been on staff since 2000. In addition to managing the adult education at FCC, she also manages the church database and has a passion for healthy marriages, including her own, to Mike. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University. Prior to joining the staff at FCC, she worked for a law firm in downtown Columbus and was a software instructor at the Computer Workshop. She enjoys water-skiing, traveling with Mike, gardening, and riding her Honda Shadow motorcycle.

    Questions about small groups? You can reach Teresa at tsullivan@fairfieldcc.org

  • Scott Stem, Student Ministries Director

    Scott connects with teens directly on their level. He is driven to give them the biblical basis they need in their daily lives to prepare them for a lifetime of following Christ. Scott is married to Andrea and has 3 children. Scott is working with teens everyday in 'The Underground' - home for the WAVE Student Ministry. He frequently takes high school students on retreats, trips, and camps to help develop their faith in God. When not working with teens, Scott loves to support his kids in their sports activities, and he can even be found playing basketball or golf occasionally.

    Contact Scott Stem to learn more about WAVE student ministry.

  • Randi Reid, Children's Ministries Director

    Randi is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University where she studied Biblical Studies and Youth & Family Ministry. She has spent the last 12 years ministering to children and families. She's been on staff at FCC since 2014. She and her husband, Joel, have two daughters. Randi is passionate about reaching children with the message of God’s love, equipping parents to be the spiritual leaders of their families and training the awesome KidsQuest Team to lead and serve children creatively and effectively. In her free time, Randi can usually be found running, hiking, reading or writing. Most often: running!

    Questions about getting your child involved with KidsQuest? Email Randi at rreid@fairfieldcc.org

  • Lenny Potochnik, Finance Director

    Lenny has been on staff since 2014. He has over 30 years of accounting and financial experience and has been a CPA since 1986. Lenny is married to Tammy and they have two children and one grand-daughter. Both of their children attended Fairfield Christian Academy and his daughter is now employed by FCA. Lenny, his wife, both children, and his grand-daughter live in the Logan area. He enjoys hunting, fishing and hiking on his property near the Hocking Hills.

    Questions about Finances? Contact Lenny at lpotochnik@fairfieldcc.org

  • Lisa Kandra, Communications Director

    Lisa has been at FCC for over 20 years. She has served in every ministry from KidsQuest to Communications, and currently heads up our First Impressions, Communications and Women’s ministries. Lisa’s passion has led her to become certified with John Maxwell for speaking, training and coaching. Learning something new each day is one of her passions! When Lisa is not working, she enjoys time with family. Lisa and Pete have 4 children, one daughter-in-love (law) and 2 grandchildren. She also enjoys travel, reading, cooking with Pete, coaching women, writing and hanging out with her family.

    Questions? Contact Lisa Kandra at lkandra@fairfieldcc.org

Our Beliefs

- We believe in God the Father, Creator of the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1)


- We believe in the Holy Trinity: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.

(Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 5:7, 8)


- We believe Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, born of a virgin, who died on the cross for sin and arose from the dead. (1 Corinthians 15:1-8) Regarding His deity, He is fully God.

(John 1 and Colossians 1:15-20)


- We believe the Holy Spirit comforts and counsels those who obey the Lord, (John 14, Acts 2:38, 4:31, 5:32) produces gifts and fruit in every believer (Romans 12, I Corinthians 12, Galatians 5) and that God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son indwells and empowers believers.


- We believe the Bible is the inspired, God–breathed Word of God: it is “a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 119:105)


- We believe every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)


- We believe salvation is by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ and not works. (Ephesians 2:8, 9, Romans 3:24, 6:14)


- We believe in forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life is available to those who trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (John 3:16) Jesus also said that we must be born again. (John 3:5, Acts 2:38)


- We believe baptism by immersion is for those who have placed their faith in Christ and are choosing to follow Him. (Acts 8:35-38; 16:1-15) Baptism was commanded by Jesus and identifies us with His death and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 6:1-4)


- We believe the Church is the body of Christ on earth and exists to save the lost and edify the saved. (Ephesians 1:22, 3:10)


- We believe that the covenant of marriage is between one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31)


- We believe Jesus Christ will one day return to earth and reign forever as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16)


- We believe “In Essentials Unity, In Opinions Liberty and In All Things Love.”