Pastor John came to know the Lord at a Five Day Club meeting in his backyard when he was 5 years old. From that early age onward, he saw God working in his life. He married Latishie “Tish” Wodetzki of Lubbock Texas, on October 28, 1990. They are parents of two daughters and a son: Kären, Darya, and John. Pastor John has worked for a number of years in several different jobs that has rounded his outlook on life and given him a wealth of experience. He has worked as an off-road truck driver, potter and substance-abuse counselor, among many other positions. While continuing his studies and work, his wife was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, from which she retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2003. He is proud to say that she is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy (1986). After completing his undergraduate work in Industrial Safety Management and Engineering, he began his graduate studies in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 2000. During this time, through many people, circumstances and during prayer time, God made clear to him His call to be a pastor. He is proud to be serving here at Faith Fellowship Church.
Pastor Josh accepted Jesus as his Savior when he was 18 years old. Not long after that he received his calling into full time youth ministry. God has been guiding and stretching him ever since. He grew up in Collinsville, IL, a suburb of St. Louis, MO. He married Colleen on November 15, 2008. They have three children, Ethan, Saoirse and Finn.
Josh graduated from Missouri Baptist University (Mobap) in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education with a youth focus and Religion with a missions focus. He recently began his masters at Mobap in Biblical Counseling. Josh and Colleen actually met at Mobap in Greek class. Colleen graduated from Mobap with a Religion degree and a master’s in Secondary Education. She has been blessed to sub and teach full time in the charter school system in St. Louis, working with many kids who have been and are going through very rough experiences.
Josh is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers fan. Those are non-negotiable. He also loves Froot Loops, Mike N Ike and Mountain Dew.
Josh has over 15 years of youth and children’s ministry experience. He began his ministry in 2003 as a Jr. High student minister. From that point on, God continued to grow a deep desire in his heart for youth to hear the gospel, accept it, own it and live it out daily. He has had the privilege over the years to minister to hundreds of students and children and most importantly, see God moving in their lives.
He strives to be God’s hands and feet so that the Gospel can radically change our community. He feels privileged and humbled to be a part of the wonderful family at Faith Fellowship Church.
Hello from Jon; welcome to Faith Fellowship Church, and thank you for visiting our website. My wife, Cheri, and I are from the Cincinnati area and we stay busy with our 4 children: Jonah 12, Caleb 8, Joshua 6, and Cassondra 4 and our landscaping business. I graduated from Temple Baptist College with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries and I have worked in youth ministry for over 16 years. I have a strong desire to see God known in the lives of our younger generation. I desire to see them trust in our Creator and overcome the penalty of their sin so that Jesus Christ can live victoriously in them and through them giving them freedom and purpose to wholly surrender to the King of Kings for His glory. Please contact me with any questions through the church or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to meet you and have you join us for Bible Study and fellowship. May God’s grace be with you!!
Karen joined our staff in August 2010. She has been a member of FFC since 1986. She is involved in many aspects of ministry here at Faith. If you need information on worship times, want to know more about our church, or find out more about ministries and special events, Karen is a valuable resource. She has been married to Jim for 34 years, they love serving together & being a part of their growing family, now with 4 grandchildren.
Karen proclaims, “I am blessed to be a part of God’s work here at Faith.”
Mike began attending Westwood Baptist Church (now Faith Fellowship) in 1957 and is a life-long west side resident. Mike’s wife Lani is also very active in FFC as an event coordinator. Mike graduated from Oak Hills High School in 1969 and Marshall University in 1973. He is a CPA, and former Associate Controller of Union Central Life Insurance Company. Mike began working as FFC’s Business Administrator after retiring in 2011 from his 37 year career at UCL.
Tom joined our staff in 2001. Tom is a Cincinnati native, served six years in the U.S. Navy and retired from Cincinnati Bell and AT&T Wireless after 35 years of service. Tom brings a wide range of technical skills and manages our computer and phone systems. His hobbies include glass collecting, traveling, hunting, fishing and computers.