Our Leadership

Leadership11. And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12. for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13. until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13






Mark Rogers – Senior Pastor

Mark and Stephanie, married since 2004, live in Beaumont with their 3 daughters. Raised in a pastor’s home in northern California, Mark received Christ as a teenager. After attending California Baptist University and interning at Fellowship in the Pass, Mark studied at Southern Seminary and earned a PhD in historical theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also served as a college pastor and associate pastor at churches in Bakersfield, CA, Louisville, KY, and Kenosha, WI. He is also an adjunct professor at California Baptist University. Mark is passionate about helping non-Christians and Christians experience the transformation and joy found only through the gospel of Christ. email






Bob Griffin – Associate Pastor

Bob and Darlene were married in 1978 in Ft. Worth, Texas. They live in Cherry Valley and have 2 grown children, Michael and Carrie. Bob grew up in Memphis, Tennessee (5 blocks from Elvis Presley’s Graceland) and came to faith in Christ as a teenager. He attended Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Bob has served churches in Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas and California. He joined the pastoral staff of Fellowship in the Pass Church in 1992 as Music and Worship Pastor. His greatest desire is to fulfill Psalm 66:1-2 “To make HIS praise Glorious”. You may contact. email








Rick Brady – Associate Pastor

Rick and Sabina, married since 1998, live in Beaumont with their two daughters and son. Rick was raised in a christian home and became a believer in early elementary school. After attending The Master’s College Rick worked as the associate director of enrollment until he and Sabina were married. They then moved to Hawaii where they were the dorm parents for the Baptist Collegiate Ministry dorm and Rick taught Bible at Hawaii Baptist Academy. The couple then moved to Kentucky where Rick attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Sabina worked in foster care at Kentucky Baptist Home for Children. Rick has served as the Young Adult Pastor at FITP since 2005. Rick loves helping people to come to a greater understanding of God’s love for them. email







Jeff Marshman – Associate Pastor 

Jeff and Rachel were married in 2004 and have 4 children.  Jeff was raised in Downey, CA and became a believer at 17.  Jeff studied at California Baptist University and earned a M.Div. from Southern Seminary.  After Seminary, Jeff served at two churches in Texas before returning to California in 2015 to serve at FITP.  Jeff is continually captivated by the gospel and loves to share the gospel message with those who don’t know Christ and to explore the amazing implications of the gospel for those who are in Christ. email


Mike Levitsky – Associate Pastor
Mike and Stacy were married in 2006 and have two sons, Samuel and Simeon.  Mike was raised in a Christian home, and came to Christ at a young age.  While in Jr. High, Mike began playing drums and quickly became a part of the church worship team. After many years of serving in worship ministry, Mike felt a strong calling to step out from behind the instruments and pursue a teaching ministry.  Shortly after he enrolled at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and took on the role of Campus Pastor at Packinghouse Christian Academy.  Mike has a passion to help youth understand the glory of God and to enjoy serving Him. email











Richard Niemi – Executive Pastor

Executive Pastor Richard is a graduate of Azusa Pacific College with a major in Business and worked in the private sector for 36 years most recently as the COO of a Manufacturing company that was acquired in 2012. Recently retired, Richard came on staff in 2013 in a part time position as Executive Pastor responsible for the administrative functions within the Church.  He desires to see the Church grow and the Kingdom advance both domestically and around the world. Richard is married to Kathy, has 2 adult children, 1 grandchild and spends his spare time reading, playing golf, and seeks to use his gifts to assure the Church Body is cared for in a way that the Lord Jesus would be pleased. email


25. But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. 26. “It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, 27. and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; 28. just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:25-28

Kay McAfee
Pastor’s Secretary

Maria Anderson
Pastoral Secretary

Lora Barrett
Financial Secretary

Carol Edwards
Children’s Ministry Director

Diane Ward
Lord’s Pantry Coordinator

Lanny Nutter
Facilities Manager

Eddie Thurman


When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed. Acts 14:23

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3. “Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task. 4. “But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” 5. The statement found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a *proselyte from Antioch. 6. And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them. 7. The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith. Acts 6:3-7

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