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Fellowship has eight staff members and is led by an elder board comprised of six laymen. We are excited about the direction of Fellowship and know that God is preparing us for wonderful things ahead.

Our leadership team is supported by a wonderful group of volunteer ministry team-leaders, community group leaders, and coaches. We are big fans of team-based ministry. We believe the burdens and blessings of ministry should be shared, and we should all participate in the work and the rewards of serving God’s kingdom. Now, let's introduce you to our staff!

 

Doug Grimes

Directional Leader


doug - websiteDoug received his undergraduate degree in Speech Communications from the University of Montana. Upon graduation, he joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and served at the University of Utah and Kentucky for eleven years. During that time, Doug also received his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Doug brings 29 years of ministry experience to Fellowship as well as his passion for reaching people with the Love of Christ and teaching the Word in relevant and practical ways.

Doug met his wife, Susan, while ministering on staff with Campus Crusade. They have been married 30 years and have three grown daughters, Katie, Beth, and Sarah,  and a female dog. :) Doug and Susan speak nationally with Family Life Ministries, seeking to equip marriages with God's plan.

In his spare time, Doug enjoys working out, golfing, fishing, and anything else one can do outdoors.

To contact Doug, click here.

 

Tyler Blackburn

Equipping Pastor


Tyler Blackburn Staff PhotoTyler received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Kansas State University in 2012. After graduation, he spent a year at the Kanakuk Institute, a discipleship program in Branson, Missouri. Upon graduation from the Institute, Tyler moved to Dallas, Texas to study at Dallas Theological Seminary. In May of 2016, Tyler received a Master's of Christian Leadership from DTS. Tyler is passionate about seeing others grow in their relationship with Christ through biblical study, theological training, and a substantive prayer life.

Tyler and his wife Lexis were married in March of 2014. The couple met while working as counselors at Kanakuk Kamps during college. In August of 2015, Tyler and Lexis moved to Searcy so Lexis could begin the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at Harding University. Tyler and Lexis are thankful for the move to Searcy and the opportunity to be a part of the community at Fellowship.

In his spare time, Tyler enjoys creating memories with his wife, officiating high school sports, and activities that take him outdoors.

To contact Tyler, click here.

  

Dane Joneshill

Worship Pastor


DaneDane graduated in 2002 from Harding University with a degree in business management. Following this he graduated in 2004 with a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. For six years, Dane worked at a substance abuse treatment center as a therapist and adventure therapy coordinator. During this time he began to lead worship and help pastor a local worship movement and house church community. In 2010 Dane left therapy to pursue full-time ministry. After spending the last few years working within the local community, helping start a nonprofit ministry, and running a carpentry business, Dane was pleased to come on staff as the worship pastor here at Fellowship.

Dane is married to Hannah and they have five children: Alli Kate, Josiah, Maia, Charis, and Lily.

In his free time Dane enjoys being with his family, songwriting, and anything that keeps him outdoors.

To contact Dane, click here.

 

 

 

Chris Massey

Next Generation Pastor/Frontlines Director


chris - websiteChris was born and raised in Sunny Florida and where he received his undergraduate degree in Communications from The Florida State University. After graduation, he interned with the student ministry at Biltmore Baptist Church in Asheville, NC. He then attended Kanakuk Institute, a year long youth ministry training program. Upon finishing with Kanakuk he joined the staff of K-Life Ministries and served in Harrison, Arkansas for three years. During that time, Chris also received his Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministries from John Brown University. Chris brings 15 years of ministry experience to Fellowship as well as a passion for students in the Searcy area, reaching people where they are, and sharing the Love of Christ with them.

Chris and Jen were married in August 2009. Chris and Jen met while he was on Staff for K-Life in Harrison and she was a volunteer with Searcy K-Life. Chris and Jen have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Stella Kate and Wallace.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys wood-working, sports, working out, and anything having to do with FLORIDA STATE.

To contact Chris, click here.

 

Abby Dingus

Worship and College Minister


abby smAbby graduated from Harding University in May of 2017 with an undergraduate degree focusing on Bible and Public Relations. During her summers in college, Abby was a youth intern at a church in Plano, TX, an intern in Jinja, Uganda for the non-profit Kibo Group International for 5 weeks, and Harding University’s Impact co-director for freshman orientation. Abby was Fellowship Bible’s Worship Intern for 1.5 years and was brought on staff in June 2017. Her deepest desire is to be a part of God working in people’s hearts to draw them into his love, joy, and freedom.

Abby married Kyle Dingus on August 12, 2017, and they want to devote their lifetime to furthering God’s Kingdom. Kyle is currently working on his Master of Divinity at Harding School of Theology.

In her spare time, Abby enjoys playing and writing music, taking pictures, playing board games, and antiquing.

To contact Abby, click here.

 

Ben Pukas

Student Pastor


benBen was born in the amazing city of Tampa, Florida where he was raised and received a love for the beach and the outdoors. He ended up staying in Tampa to get his degree in finance and economics at the University of South Florida, and to this day remains a die-hard Bulls fan. During his time at USF, he felt God calling him away from the business world and into the ministry world. Ben became a student pastor for Grace Community Church in Brandon, Florida, and a year and a half later moved to Dallas, Texas to be trained in the fellowship at Watermark Community Church for 10 months. Ben has a huge heart for students and for them to see that the abundant life is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ and that following Him can be fun and fulfilling, not boring and restricting.

Ben is not married but hope to one day have a family. He has a German Shepherd puppy, and she is like his child, and as such, is his family.

Ben loves playing and watching sports of all kinds, but doing things with people is what gives him the most joy. Whether watching movies (favorite movies are The Notebook and Remember the Titans), playing games or sports, or just talking, it doesn’t matter as long as he’s with the people he loves.

To contact Ben, click here.

 

Nan Tucker

Children's Ministry Director


nan - websiteNan was born and raised in Mississippi. She attended Mississippi College where she earned her degree in Biology. It was there that she and Sam, her future husband, met. Upon graduation in 1997 she worked in a commercial realty development firm. She and Sam married in 1999 and in 2000 she began working with a couture bridal salon as a consultant. In 2003 they had their first son, Austin. She and Sam moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 2004 where she began teaching high school science. They welcomed their second son, Alex, in 2007 and three months later moved to Searcy for Sam's job.

Nan began serving in Children's Ministry in college when she taught five and six year olds. No matter where she has lived or where she has attended regularly she has always found a way to serve with the children. Her passion is to teach children and make known God's character and His immense and overwhelming love so that they can impact their world for the Kingdom of God.

On most weekends you will find her and her family on the soccer fields. She enjoys music, reading, traveling, as well as any opportunity to socialize and meet people.

To contact Nan, click here.

 

Shannon Chung

LoveWorks Global Director


shannon - websiteShannon graduated from Michigan State University with her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education/Child Development/Language Arts. After graduating college, she spent the next year with a mission agency called Pioneers, living and ministering in Northern India to an unreached high caste Hindu group. Upon returning from India, she spent the next two years teaching Kindergarten and Preschool in the Detroit area. In 2008, Shannon moved to Arkansas to work for a mission mobilizing ministry called The Traveling Team as their follow-up coordinator and scheduler. Shannon's passion is to see God's remarkable love and grace extended to the areas of the world where He is not yet known or glorified.

Shannon met her husband in Conway, Arkansas while they were both involved with I.F.O., a ministry that focuses on reaching out to international students. After dating for two years, Shannon and Tim married in October 2010. Shannon moved to Searcy where Tim had been working as a physical therapist. In November 2012 they welcomed their first child Mia into the world. Two years later they went from being a family of three to four as their son Landon was born!

In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, working out, cheering for Michigan State and Kentucky, cooking, reading, playing games, hiking, and watching a little too much HGTV.

To contact Shannon, click here.

 

Angela Bailey

LoveWorks Local Director


AngelaAngela grew up in Kentucky and moved to Arkansas to attend Harding University where she graduated with her undergraduate degree in Family Life Education. Angela continued her education at Harding and obtained her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since then, Angela has worked in various settings providing individual and family therapy. Angela's passion is to see families made whole and able to serve God together.

Angela met her husband, Isaac, at Harding University, and they were married in 2009 and have come to love Searcy as their home. In 2015, Angela and Isaac were blessed by the birth of their daughter, Harper Minnie Bailey!

In her spare time Angela enjoys hanging out with her friends and husband, cooking, playing card games, reading, and traveling.

To contact Angela, click here.

 

Sheila Davis

Ministerial Assistant


Sheila DavisSheila was born in Vicksburg, MS and raised in the small town of Lake Providence, LA.  Since then she has lived in Mississippi, South Carolina, and a brief period in Cuenca, Ecuador before deciding to put down roots here in Searcy, AR.  Sheila joined our team with a background of over 30 years experience as a legal secretary, as well as a passion for serving others through Christ.

Sheila has three grown children and five grandchildren scattered from Michigan to South Carolina to right here in Searcy. Exhibiting a huge heart for children, she also serves in our Sunday morning preschool Kingdom Kids. In her spare time, Sheila enjoys spending time with her son and his family here in Searcy, going to movies, making the absolute best pecan (pronounced PUH-con; not PEE-can) pies, various types of crafting, and spoiling her dog, a Havanese named Tinkerbelle. 

To contact Sheila, click here.

 


 

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Fellowship Bible Church, Searcy

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Andrew Abraham
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  Doug Grimes
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Jack London
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  Tim Weaver
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Tom Miller
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