Our team

Get to know the staff and leadership of Fellowship.

Pastoral Staff

Mark Carey

Senior Pastor

Mark is from Nebraska, a farm boy who raised hogs and ended working with sheep (pastoral ministry). A graduate of the U of Nebraska and Dallas Theological Seminary, Mark has enjoyed pastoring two incredible churches: one back in rural Nebraska and for the past three decades as senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church. Mark is married to Lisa, a pursuer of God, and together they raised four children (also pursuers of God) who have given them at last count six grandchildren. Mark’s passion is summed up in Colossians 1:28-29: to proclaim Christ so that every person can be presented complete in Christ.

John Morrison

Pastor of Biblical Counseling

John has been married to Diane for 37 years. They have four children, two children-in-law and two grandchildren, most of whom live in Texas where John and Diane came from over 25 years ago. As Pastor of Biblical Counseling, John's responsibility is to encourage the church to engage more fully in authentic fellowship and to equip Biblical counselors to do the work of the ministry (Eph. 4) by training, resourcing, supervising, and supporting them. John is so confident of the freedom for which Christ has set us free that he desires more than anything to help people see that the chains are off and we have been set free. John is an exuberant Texas Longhorns fan! Hook ‘em!
Masters in Biblical Counseling, Masters of Divinity - Dallas Theological Seminary

John Avery

Pastor of Family Life

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.

Mike Lukens

Pastor of Worship & Creative Arts

Mike and his wife Laurie have three adult children, Katie, Michael, and Abigale and have been at FBC since 1991. He serves as the Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts and oversees the worship gatherings at FBC. Mike desires to point people to the glories of God and His grace poured out at the cross. He has a passion for seeing the church gather together to celebrate and respond to God’s greatness. He has a love for coffee, hiking, and photography. All three at the same time make for a good day!

Charlie Spencer

Pastor of Children's Ministry

Charlie has been a Children’s Pastor for 26 years, with the past 13 years at FBC. He and Sharon have been married 41 years and have three adult children and three grandchildren. Charlie’s passion is to see children nurtured and trained in the Scriptures in order for them to see their need for a Savior in Jesus Christ at an early age and to become lifelong disciples of Christ.
Master of Arts in Christian Education - Dallas Theological Seminary

Dennis McNutt

Pastor of FBC Shenandoah

Dennis joined the FBC staff in January of 2017 after having attended for 17 years serving in various roles. He is married to Ivette and has five children. Previously he worked for a local manufacturer as an Energy and Facilities Manager and served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear operator. Dennis’ prayer for our students is that they would know the love of Christ. His hope for the youth ministry is that we would be characterized by the simple Christianity stated in 1 John 3:23 - that we would “believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us.”

Scott Santmier

Pastor of Local Outreach

Scott met his wife Karen in high school. Together they have four children and four grandchildren. Yearly family vacations are a cherished and required calendar event for them. Scott has the heart of an artist and loves to create in any medium.  As Pastor of Local Outreach, he has a desire to see every Christ follower realize that they are missionaries to the people they work and live beside. You may have heard Scott ask; “Do you think Jesus really meant it when He said - love your neighbor”?

Scott McManigle

Pastor of Global Missions

Scott is married to Annette and they have four adult children and eight amazing grandchildren!! Before Scott became the Global Missions Pastor here at Fellowship, God used he and Annette to plant and establish churches among the Northern Pwo Karen people in Thailand. Now Scott travels extensively to help teach and equip pastors and church leaders in many different countries. His desire is to see each pastor equipped to disciple their churches unto a mature faith. Scott loves his family, coffee, hunting, fishing, and talking about the finished work of Christ and what it means for us as believers.

Jim Pool

Associate Pastor of Global Missions

Jim is excited about and loves what God is doing inside the walls of Fellowship, but his primary ministry happens in the world outside our local community. As the Associate Missions Pastor Jim focuses on the 17 countries and hundreds of churches that we are currently working with, building relationships with church leaders and equipping them to lead their churches unto maturity. Jim, his wife Rachel, and their two kids Henry and Calvin are thankful to be a part of what God is doing around the world. You can always find a stash of Starbucks Vias next to his well-worn passport for emergency coffee needs while traveling.

John Van Drunen

Executive Pastor

John met his wife Lauren in the hallways of Fellowship Bible Church between services. Today they are excited to be raising their three energy-filled young boys around the community of the church. John came to the church from over a decade of service with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, having served as their Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He is both a CPA and an attorney and excited to use these resources in overseeing the administration of the Fellowship Bible Church. His desire is to see the body of Christ grow in the encouragement of Ephesians 4. John and his family enjoy getting into the great outdoors by camping and hiking.

Ben Santamaria

Pastor of Hispanic Outreach

Ben has been with FBC three years pastoring the Hispanic community in the area with the vision of reaching out to the community and teaching them about the Grace and love of God. He is married to Gaby and has two adult children. All of Ben's family were born in Mexico City which helps him to understand the difficulties that the Hispanic community goes through while living and trying to adjust to a different country. Ben enjoys reading, teaching, and watching TV with his eyes closed.

dave compton

Pastor of Seniors and Care

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 are both grown and living in Virginia. Dave has spent his years at FBC serving in the music and children’s ministries. You will find him each Sunday morning teaching in the fourth grade learning center or playing the trumpet in the worship band. Dave and Deanna attend the FSAT services.