Pastor Mike and Jennifer both grew up in Susquehanna County Pennsylvania. Mike was raised on a dairy farm where he developed a love for the outdoors, family life and cows! Jennifer’s dad helped milk for Mike’s family on the farm –needless to say Mike and Jennifer were destined for marriage and have been happily married for 23 years with 4 children.
Through a series of separate events, God brought both of them to understand His desire for them to be involved in local church ministry. God has used them in two churches over the last 17 years as Sr. Pastor – one church in North Central PA for 11 years and one in Apalachin NY for 6 years. They have experienced growth in their ministries where God has used their heart for reaching the lost in the community and building strong relationships in the church.
Mike is a graduate of Davis College and has also taken courses at Baptist Bible Seminary toward his master’s degree.
Becky Smith -- Church Secretary
Becky was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Texas, Oklahoma and Maryland. Not only was her father a minister, but both of her grandfathers were, as well. She remembers praying and receiving the Lord Jesus into her heart when she was about 8 years old. Upon completion of high school she attended Texas Christian University for one year. After returning home, she went to work for Montgomery County Government where she meant Bill. They have been happily married for 31 years. While working she completed her Associates Degree in Business Administration.
After Bill’s retirement, they moved to NC for a few years before moving to Texas. When Becky’s mother became ill, in 2007, they sold their home and moved to Zephyrhills in order to help care for her. They have attended Faith Baptist since relocating here.