Our Team

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Leadership at Faith Community Church

Biblically, the focal point of all church leadership is the elder. An elder is one of a plurality of biblically qualified men who jointly shepherd and oversee a local body of believers. The word translated “elder” is used nearly twenty times in Acts and the epistles in reference to this unique group of leaders who have responsibility for overseeing the people of God.

The primary responsibility of an elder is to serve as a manager and caretaker of the church (1 Timothy 3:5). That involves a number of specific duties. As spiritual overseers of the flock, elders are to determine church policy (Acts 15:22); oversee the church (Acts 20:28); ordain others (1 Timothy 4:4); rule, teach, and preach (1 Timothy 5:17; cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:12; 1 Timothy 3:2); exhort and refute (Titus 1:9); and act as shepherds, setting an example for all (1 Peter 5:1-3). Those responsibilities put elders at the core of the New Testament church’s work.

Michael Duncan

Pastor
Michael Duncan has served the Lord and the church for over 25 years preaching and teaching God's Word. He has shared God's message across the U.S. and beyond. He is a conference speaker, entrepreneur, veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a prolific writer, having authored or co-authored multiple books, both fiction and non-fiction. He served on the executive board of the Northwest Baptist Convention.


Ray  Horn

Executive Pastor
Ray Horn has served Faith Community Church for over 12 years and is serving as Executive Pastor now.  He retired from Boeing after having served 20 years in the Air Force.  He was ordained in 1985 and has served in various churches in leadership positions both before and after ordination.  He and his wife Judy have been married for over 50 years and have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. 

Jake Bender

Elder
Jake is a long time resident of Washington and moved to the Shores in 2014. He is married to Karen and they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Jake accepted the Lord as a child and served extensively, especially with children and youth. Jakes love for the Lord and the family of God is also evidenced by his faithful service as an elder at FCC.


Larry Frickel

Elder
Testimony: I received the Lord as my Savior on May 18,1977, while driving my car. Up to that time I tried to find peace and happiness in the business world. When I heard from a man I was working for how I could receive Christ as my Savior, I prayed after with him.

Ministry: Through teaching primary Sunday school in our church the Lord used that time to put a burden for the lost children into my heart. When news of a need for a CEF® director for King County was brought to our attention, we agreed to attend the CEF leadership Training Institute. Upon graduation, we accepted the assignment to serve the Lord in King County.

Glen Pope

Elder
Glenn Pope taught history and study skills at Valley High School, Elk Grove, CA for 15 years and retired to Ocean Shores. Since retirement, Glenn learned photography and spends time making photographs of the Olympic Peninsula.


Thad Taylor

Elder
Thad was in the Air Force for 20 years and after retiring had his own business.  He was a youth leader with the Kings Kids for 6 years and did 9 short term missions all over the world.  He has been a Celebrate Recovery leader and attended Tacoma Bible College for 4 years.  He has also done Genesis counseling for 2 years. Thad and his wife have participated in Homeless Outreach, Food Band and the prayer team on the Harbor. 

Phil Hiam

Elder
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Eldon Edwards

Elder
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Jimmy Cummins

Elder
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