Dave & Rachel Berry and Family
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FCF Calls Dave Berry As New Senior Pastor

Beginning last March, a group of 8 people from FCF joined together to begin searching for FCF’s next senior pastor as our current pastor, Steve Cole, plans to retire after 26 years of faithful service.

Over 60 men applied for the position.  Hours were spent listening to sermons, reading resumes, occasionally interviewing via video conferencing, and one on-site visit.  Amazingly, the 8 people came to a unanimous agreement to recommend Dave Berry.

Upon the search committee’s recommendation Dave and his family were invited to come spend time with us and preach from the pulpit.  We had a wonderful 10 days getting to know Dave and his beautiful family.  Following the visit, the nominating committee made up of Elders and Deacons also unanimously voted to call Dave to be our next pastor.

Dave has recently been serving at Gresham Bible Church in Gresham, OR.  We are excited to have Dave and his family with us sometime in October!

Comments (6)

  1. I live in California, but have been so blessed to read Pastor Cole’s teachings on Bible.org.
    He truly is a very gifted teacher. I wish him well in his retirement and hope he continues to write. God bless your church on your new journey.

  2. Wishing a blessed retirement for Pastor Cole. I am very much blessed and encouraged in the Lord through his messages and ministry.

    Brother Raj, Albuquerque.

  3. I live here in Philippines..i always read/listen to Ptr steve’s sermon..He is one of my most admired and respected bible teacher..I guess he’s one of the reason why I enroll in a expository academy here..I want to follow his example in faithful preaching the Word of God…May the Lord bless you Ptr Steve..

    Bro.Rommel Santos

  4. Praying that you have a continued legacy of faithful exposition and shepherding after P. Steve retires. Thanks for allowing him to be a blessing to so many people around the world, of which I am one of them.

  5. The sermons of Pastor Cole have been a blessing and help to me.

    Thank you, Pastor Cole.

    Stephen Brittain

  6. Hola, I am in East kalimantan and am so blessed by Pastor Cole’s writings. warmest regards pastor Cole and pastor Berry.

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