Elder - Lead Pastor
Pastor Mike has shepherded three churches; from a small coal mining town in the state of his birth, West Virginia 1983-94 (WVU Mountaineers!), to the farmlands outside Bloomington, Indiana 1994-2000 (Go Hoosiers), to finally back home to Philadelphia where he can now watch his hometown teams! Pastor Mike and Cindy grew up 1 hr. south in Newark, Delaware.
Pastor Mike and Cindy are the blessed parents of Michael (the lead pastor of The Narrow Road Church in Enola, PA near Harrisburg) and Rachel who is a neonatal ICU nurse at St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia and is attending the Thomas Jefferson University for her Nurse Practitioner Degree/License.
Pastor Mike is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Theology and Counseling and also his Masters of Arts degree from the same university. Pastor Mike is a chaplain with the Philadelphia Police Dept., the Red Cross Spiritual Care team and the Billy Graham Rapid Response team. He has led numerous spiritual enrichment trips to Israel, has led missions teams to Europe, Haiti, NYC 9/11, New Orleans/Katrina...and elsewhere. Recently he was ordained by the EFCA (previously ordained an Independent Baptist), a highly respected national fellowship of churches.
Contact Pastor Mike at MikeJarrell@fbcefree.com.
Bob oversees the Missions Committee and the Benevolence ministry at FBC.
Elder - Chairman
Bill is responsible for teaching the Foundations Growth Class, which is taught multiple times a year to introduce new people to FBC.
Contact Bill at BillSmall@fbcefree.com.
Rob is the leader of Cross Check, a ministry for boys from Kindergarten-6th Grade in which they play games, participate in workshop projects and, most importantly, are taught lessons from God's Word. Rob, along with his wife, teach in Jr. Church and are greeters for Sunday morning services.