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At FBC Kokomo, our staff consists of intellectual pastors and clerics that are committed to providing exceptional service to our growing community. They are the faces behind the daily upkeep of the Church, and the reason behind our ability to smoothly run our events and services. Contact us today and speak with one of our staff members!



Matt is the Lead Pastor of FBC which exists to connect people to Jesus and to leverage our lives for the Kingdom.  With his wife, Misty they have three sons, Jeremy (11), Benny (7) and Matthew (2).  

Matt grew up in The Church as a pastor's kid and has been leading churches in various roles since 1999.  In 2015, Matt and Misty came to lead FBC in to a renewed calling towards God's Word and building Family within FBC.  

The Hartke's desire is to see our Family, our community and the world come to know the grace we have found in Jesus.  In everything that we do here at FBC, they lead us to one name...JESUS.  


Tim Edwards came to FBC in 2017.  He and his wife, Arielle have been married for 10 years and have been serving in Ministry together ever since.  They have two children; Cadence (5) and Jude (3).  

Tim grew up in The Church and has been serving in music leading for over a decade.  His passion for connecting people to the heart of Jesus, for growing adults and children in their gifts of leading and bringing us to a deeper awareness of God's calling on out lives.  



Rachel Smith joined the FBC leadership as Director of Children's Ministry in August 2019. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother who you may see on her motorcycle around town. Rachel brings a fresh perspective to children's ministry, vast knowledge of what loving like Jesus looks like as she lives it out loud, and will prepare your kids to meet the world where it is at and arm them with the Biblical knowledge of how to impact those around them to lead them to Christ.  What we can tell you is after spending time in Rachel's presence you will feel challenged to go and change the world by loving people and serving Christ.