Care & Support

The care ministry exists to provide love and support to people who are struggling with life's challenges. At one time or another we all need the help of others to see our way through a difficult time.

Visitation

Caring for the body of Christ at Fellowship.

Congregational Care

Find care and support from your family at Fellowship.

Biblical Counseling

Everyone gets stuck.  We can help.

Financial Counseling

Financial struggles?  We can help!

Helps Ministry

Short term help for the elderly, widows, widowers, and single mothers.

Benevolence 

Sharing one another's burdens

Stephen Ministers

Provide one-on-one Christian care to people who are hurting.  Training is provided through the Stephen Ministry curriculum.

Join us on Saturday, January 8 at 6:30 PM OR Sunday, January 9 at 9 AM in the Hospitality Suite for an informational meeting on becoming a Care Minister.

Meet the team.

Dave Compton

Pastor of Care & Seniors
Dave and his wife Deanna have been members at FBC since 1995. They both grew up in Christian homes and both attended Cedarville University, where they met. Their two sons, Matt and Adam along with their daughters-in-law and two grandchildren are all living in Virginia. Dave came on staff at FBC full time in 2020 and in his role as Pastor of Seniors and Care, his desire is to continue to prepare and deploy dependent disciples of Jesus Christ—including those over the age of 60!    Acts 2:42-47 encourages the church to “be there, care, share, and be aware”—action words that describe our mission.  Dave loves a good joke, playing his trumpet in various brass groups in the area, and exercising to support his ice cream habit.

John Avery

Pastor of Family & Counseling 
John is married to Susan and they have five adult children and seven grandchildren. He grew up in southwestern Michigan where he came to know Christ and grew in his desire to serve the Lord in ministry. As the Pastor of Family Life, John desires to see families strengthened in their relationships with each other and intentionally growing in authentic relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family and any time a Chicago sports team wins he’s a happy guy.

Lisa Williams

Women's Counseling Supervisor
Lisa grew up in a Christian home as a result of missionaries who impacted her parents while living on Okinawa. She and Don have enjoyed being married for thirty-seven years. Their home has been blessed with two daughters and a son who are all now adults. More recently brought into the family were two more to love, their daughter-in-law and son-in-law. Lisa deeply loves God’s Word and treasures it all the more having gone through a life-threatening health issue in her early thirties. In her counseling role, she longs for other women to know more of Jesus. For them to experience His love and that He can be trusted in and through the difficult relationships and circumstances of life. Her favorite place to be is in her quiet time room at Sunrise with the beads hanging in the window sparkling in the early morning light. 

Deborah Clark

Care Coordinator
Deborah has been married to her husband, Randy, for almost 42 years and they have three children and nine grandchildren. As Congregational Care Coordinator, it is Deborah’s mission that members of the body of Christ minister His love to one another and that His compassion be felt in times of need. She is a member of the Auxiliary of The Gideons International and is passionate that all people have a copy of the Word of God and an opportunity to know Jesus. Deborah teaches a self-contained classroom of children with disabilities within the JOY Ministry and is a Stephen Minister. In her SPARE time, she enjoys puzzles of all kinds (except Sudoku!)

Sherri Libby

Counseling & Care Assistant
Sherri has been married to her best friend, Phil, since 1986. Three sons and a daughter have been gifted to them during that time. Sherri serves as the Biblical Counseling Ministry Administrative Assistant. She considers it a privilege to have a small part in connecting people in need, to the hope found only in God. While she loves being part of the Counseling Ministry, you will find her on Sunday mornings, following her heart in 5th grade. And on rare occasions, you may even find her playing her flute! 

Let us know if you have any questions.