To reclaim the local church as God's chosen instrument for reaching the world.
...bring your unique gifts, abilities, personality, passion, and experience to the local church.
...organize and mobilize people to bring the love of Christ into our community and the world.
...goes behind us and before us, equipping and guiding us for His divine purpose.
FBC Monroe is an autonomous church. We voluntarily affiliate with the Southern Baptist Convention and are proud to support Southern Baptist missions.
All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end. Believers may fall into sin through neglect and temptation, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, and bring reproach on the cause of Christ and temporal judgments on themselves; yet they shall be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.
Serving in the name of Jesus
Apps & Gadgets: Laptop computer, TV remote control, refrigerator filled with yummy food
In my house: 5 kids, 2 dogs, and a TV in every room
Job: Bi-vocational full-time pastor and full-time computer programmer for a bank in Tennessee
Day off: Being around my wife and 5 kids, and reading about economics, freedom, and liberty
Hobbies: I grew up water skiing in the “Muddy Mississippi.”
Favorite Monroe businesses: Yo For It, Lowe’s, Emerald City Athletic Club
Friends say about me: Three words: Lots. Of. Laughter!
Apps & Gadgets: voice-to-text (only when it hears me correctly), calendars on phones
In my house: dust bunnies, our two dogs Ozzy and Daisy, lots and lots of shoes
Job: Former bank call center manager/site manager, currently blessed to be the FBC Monroe Administrator
Day off: watching reality TV or movies
Hobbies: Hobbies? I am trying to live an active lifestyle and spend time with my family…ain’t nobody got time for hobbies…
Favorite Monroe businesses: Farm-to-Table Farmer’s Market, Creative Nails, Real Deals
Friends say I am: sarcastic, funny, generous
WORSHIP & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR
Apps & Gadgets: anti-slip temple tips for my eyeglasses, podcasts, digital recording
In my house: two pieces of the Berlin wall, a banjolele, and a nerf dart in every corner
Job: Former junior high school choral director, currently happily and gratefully employed by FBC doing all the things I love
Day off: Writing songs or blog posts
Hobbies: Composing, writing, and graphic design
Favorite Monroe businesses: Goodwill, Top Wok, and Las Tres Marias
Friends say I am: artistic, driven, and a little OCD
SONSHINE PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR
Apps & Gadgets: One Note, You Version Bible App, Whipping siphon
In my house: lots of houseplants, a gallery wall of ion engines, a big dining room table
Job: Joyfully serving as Director at SonShine Preschool and Kindergarten. Formerly trained as a Music Therapist, Specializing in Early Childhood Special Education & geriatric care
Day off: dates with my husband
Hobbies: gardening, music, playing outside with the kids
Favorite Monroe businesses: Monroe Library, Monroe Parks, Asian Spice
Friends say I am: kind, generous, caffeinated
Apps & Gadgets: Google Maps, Google search engine, Trip Advisor
In my house: a workout room, a puzzle of the state of Washington glued together and missing one piece, 3 pairs of hiking boots for all kinds of weather
Job: Office Administrator at iLink Systems and FBC Youth Director
Day off: spend it with friends; try to invest in the youth or their families by going to a play, game, or competition; and traveling or exploring
Hobbies: coffee; exploring a new waterfall, hike, or town; writing
Favorite Monroe businesses: Fred Meyer, Red Robin, all the cute little drive thru coffee places
Friends say I am: passionate, tenacious, adventurous
Apps & Gadgets: my Bible, riding lawn mower, tools
In my house: I designed and built my home, and in it are many items I have made, including an antler display
Job: Boeing (33 years), retail nursery (15 years), woodworking business (current)
Day off: volunteering at Bible camp, hunting, fishing, gardening
Hobbies: reading & studying the Bible, reading, woodworking, hunting, fishing
Favorite Monroe businesses: Lowe’s, grocery stores, Coastal Bank
Friends say I am: impulsive, consistent
Apps & Gadgets: GPS, power tools, cell phone calendars
In my house: a German Black Forest grandfather clock designed by us, memorabilia from the churches where we have worshiped, souvenirs from around the world
Job: Currently work as North Campus Maintenance Supervisor for Genie (a Terex Company). Retired United States Army Microwave/Satellite Chief
Day off: hanging with my family and watching sports
Hobbies: dabble in wood working, gardening
Favorite Monroe businesses: Saigon Kitchen, Top Wok, Benjarong
Friends say I am: reliable, humorous, levelheaded
Apps & Gadgets: Instagram, MapQuest, Cribbage
In my house: John Deere memorabilia, shop tools, and Louie L’Amour books
Job: retired business/department manager
Day off: working in my shop, genealogy searches, reading
Hobbies: RV camping, handyman repairs/remodels, hunting
Favorite Monroe businesses: Lowe’s, Ixtapa, Baskin-Robbins
Friends say I am: handy, helpful, stubborn
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