At Family Bible Church we believe that leadership by a group of elders who are responsible for and accountable to an identifiable congregation best reflects the pattern of the New Testament. Our first members voted in March, 2012 to install our first elders. In the spring of 2017, our members voted to install new elders. Here is a little about each of them.
Keith Findley and his wife Lorelei have been married for almost 30 years. They have three daughters – Sara (Jon Watson), Tama (Jeremy Majors), Alodie (Josh Jones), and eight grandchildren – so far. For almost 20 years he has been employed in the emergency power generation sales field with Evapar in Evansville.His hobbies include enjoying his grandchildren and family, working in the yard, and fishing. Keith made his profession as a follower of Jesus at the age of 16 at the church his family attended. To this day he remembers the song that was playing as he made his way to the alter, “Just as I am”. Keith has served as an elder at Morningside Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he and Lorelei also were the High School Fellowship Leaders. He has also served in the Van ministry where he transported families to visit loved ones in prison. He has been involved with Kairos Ministries, Tri State Tres Dias, along with being a Youth and Adult Sunday School Teacher. One of Keith’s favorite verses is Romans 5:1, because Keith cherishes the peace he has with God on account of Christ and he says, “This verse brings me comfort and hope”. What Keith likes most about Family Bible Church is the teaching and family aspect of living life together. He is honored to serve our Lord in a shepherding role at FBC. He considers praying for and serving the families of our fellowship one of his greatest joys and blessings.
Ken Hansen has worked as a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual for the about 30 years. Ken graduated from Murray State University in 1991, it was at Murray State where he met his wife, Kristy. They have been happily married for around 25 years and have three children, Kenneth III, Hope, and Jacob Hansen. Ken accepted Christ as his Savior at a Fellowship Christian Camp before he entered high school. He has continued to serve the youth of the community through Riley Hospital Southern Indiana, Young Life, and as a high school group leader and coach. Ken’s favorite Bible verse is Matthew 6:33, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
Brandon Robards is the President of two manufacturing companies in Evansville, ACE Extrusion and Pipeconx. He has been married to his high-school sweetheart Kathy for almost 20 years, and has four wonderful children, Rebekah, Jackson, Luke, and Zackary. He loves to date his wife regularly, coach and participate in activities with his kids, play guitar, and read books. Brandon accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior when he was 12 years old. He attended a lock-in with a couple of friends at a local church where he heard the gospel for the first time. He heard that God wanted a personal relationship with him and sent Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for his sin and to conquer death, so that he could be in a relationship with God. Brandon has spent close to 10 years in professional ministry largely with youth in conjunction with Young Life. Brandon loves the verse Philippians 4:6-7 because he is in awe of the “peace of God that transcends all understanding”. Brandon is moved to worship by the thought that, “Our God loves me. Despite me, He loves me and gave His Son for me.” About FBC, he says, “Having been at FBC at the beginning, it has been incredible to see the work God has done in our family and in my specific family through the teaching of the word, fellowship, and good, Christ-centered relationships. I love being a part of the FBC family, and it is a privilege to pray for our church family.”
Martin Brown is the principal at Highland Elementary School in the EVSC. While he started recently at Highland, he was principal for sixteen years at Stringtown Elementary School. Martin and his wife Beth have been married for around 30 years. They have five children. Abby and her husband Clint live in Newburgh. Abby currently teaches special education with the EVSC. Rachel works as a vet tech for her grandfather’s veterinary practice. Sarah is married to Drew Richardson. Sarah will also graduate from USI with a degree in nursing. Joshua is attending Purdue University. Caleb attends North High School. Martin enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Fishing, hunting, running, and biking are among the several outdoor activities he enjoys. Martin also enjoys following Georgia Football. Martin came to know Jesus as his savior in the fall of 1990 while attending Athens Perimeter Church in Athens, Georgia. He has served as a board member for Barnabas Ministries and Impact Christian Ministries. Martin has also participated in Leading worship and teaching Sunday School with his wife. Proverbs 3:5-6 are his favorite verses because they serve as a constant, simple reminder that all we really need to do is trust the Lord and follow where he leads. He has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of building a new body of believers at FBC. He considers it an honor to serve the Lord in this way. The fact that God’s mercies are new every morning is always inspiring and humbling to Martin.
Our Teaching Pastor, Colin Kerr, grew up in a small town near Houston, Texas. He trusted Christ as Savior at a youth camp when he was twelve. As a young man he knew he wanted to invest his life serving God and telling people about salvation through faith in Christ. He began working full-time in church after graduating from Wheaton College in 1989. After a two year internship at Willow Creek Community Church, Colin served at Christian Fellowship Church as High School Pastor for seven years, Pastor to Young Adults at Crossroads Fellowship in Raleigh, NC for another seven years. While in North Carolina Colin also earned a Master of Divinity degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and completed several years of graduate study in historical theology. He returned to Evansville and Christian Fellowship Church in 2005 to serve as Director of Young Adult Ministries until 2011 when he began serving as Teaching Pastor of Family Bible Church. Colin has been married to Brenda for 24 years and they have 3 sons: Caleb, Jacob and Joel.