Rev. Dr. Blake Wood is the Lead Pastor here at FCC. Blake has a deep passion for teaching God’s Word with clarity and relevance, while also helping each person in our faith family experience God’s wholeness and live into their calling. Blake and Lori have five kids, ranging from fourteen to thirty years old. They planted a church in Maryland, pastored in Tampa and Seattle, started a house church movement in the Middle East, and now have responded to God’s call to lead us as we seek to live into our calling here in the Valley – to radically share the grace and truth of Jesus with all.
Blake Wood
Lead Pastor

Pastors & Staff

Chris 7.0
Chris Hirtriter
Executive Pastor
Lucas 2.0
Lucas Wood
Assistant Pastor


Jim 3.0
Jim Eckard
Associate Pastor of Member Care
Chris Swortzel
Pastor of Families, Children, and Youth


Sandy Warner
Administrative Assistant






Aaron 2.0
Aaron Combs
Director of Systems and Alignment
Bryndal Neff
Director of Faith Groups


Phillip Read
Director of Facilities and Grounds
Meredith Read
Director of Women’s Ministry


Rick Reardon
Director of Sports Ministry
Della Anne
Director of Hospitality


Haroon Rizkalla
Director of All Nations Outreach
Robert & Cathy Brent
Directors of Family and Marriage Ministry


Norm Mailhot
Director of Men’s Ministry