Pastor Meyer's background has been that of service to the body of Christ thru the local church. He received his undergrad degree from Tennessee Temple University in Music Education way back in the dark ages. Having spent years as a Christian school teacher, coach and principal, he felt the need to further his education in that arena. This was accomplished by obtaining a masters degree in educational leadership from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA completing this in 2001.
Pastor Meyer served in various capacities as an assistant pastor and choir director while at the same time working within the Christian school setting. When God called him to start Fellowship Bible Church he immediately knew he would need more theological training. Again, off to school...well, at least back to the books. While he served the good people of Fellowship as their pastor, he began studying for a Doctorate in Theology with a concentration in Biblical Counseling. He completed this course and finished his thesis writing project in 2008. This degree was granted by the prestigious Trinity Theological Seminary of Newburg, Indiana.
Unofficially, we have several other key people that keep us looking good. Their 'pay' will be piles of eternal rewards for faithful service to the Lord.
Judy Chew plays the piano each week. Terrific. Great person, loves the Lord and loves music. It shows. We would be lost without her for sure.
Our faithful Advisory Board: Craig & Sharon Hills, Lee & Penny Radefeld, Lynda Chace, Bill & Jeri Wiegand These have faithfully served (some for years) to help with planning, guidance for programs, and overall help for Sue & Pastor in leading this ministry. They have all been priceless in their insight and opinions.
Our ushers: Gary Parker, & Lee Radefeld,...these guys are there week after week serving in this important capacity.
Our "sound guys": Jack Chace, Tom Chace, Ted Chace and Rich Lomas have worked the sound board for years and have done a great job with power point and mics. We appreciate their service every week.
Last, but definitely not least...our weekly set-up crews. Wow, every weekend they come to the church and get the church ready for our weekly services. Again, some of these folks have been helping for years. "We have recently hired Melissa Armbrust to do the weekly setup. We are so thankful for her efforts to have everything ready each week."
As you can see, we have a huge "staff". We couldn't function if all those mentioned were not willing servants in God's church here in South Venice-Fellowship Bible Church
Meet the Pastor and Staff
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We are a non-denominational Bible Church. We believe that the Bible is God's Holy Word to man to be used for doctrine, teaching and application (2 Timothy 3:16) on a daily basis.We the members of the body of Christ and this local assembly of believers commit and endeavor...
...To be an evangelistic, family-centered ministry that believes the Bible as the Word of God without question, worships the one true God of Heaven, and exalts Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
...To walk by faith, led by the Holy Spirit, in harmony and fellowship, being godly stewards of our time and resources.
...To purpose, through our lives and church ministries, to show the world the truth of the gospel, build up the body of Christ, give to local and worldwide missions, and disciple and train leaders to turn their world upside down.
...To implement Bible-based and time-tested principles of church growth to reach our community for Christ
... To strive to reach the next generation for Christ, knowing that the times are going to get more difficult to live a life that glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. We know that Satan is alive and well and "walks about looking for anyone and everyone to tear to pieces" spiritually, emotionally, and physically. (1 Peter 5:8)
... To attempt (within the boundaries of Scripture and entirely led by God's Spirit) to stem the tide of apostacy within the church and around the world. Again, Satan is destroying the church of Jesus Christ from within, with cancers in the form of 'new revelations', other gospels besides grace alone thru faith alone in Christ alone, and the emerging church movement which seeks to undermine the work of God today by erroneously encouraging Christians to prepare this earth for the kingdom.
... To support in every way possible the nation of Israel and God's future plans for this amazing country. We firmly believe that God's Word strongly teaches that the nation of Israel will play a major role in the future of this world. We do not believe in any way, shape or form that today's "church" has or will replace Israel in the future plans for the end times. The church and Israel have distinct places in God's time table.
... To pray for our local, national, and global leaders. We know that God takes out and puts in leaders as His will designs for His purposes. We don't always agree with policy, but we are commanded to support
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