Pastor Bill Barnes
Pastor Bill and Tammy Barnes have been serving Faith City AG since September of 1987, spending the first twelve years of ministry here as an assistant pastor and director of the church’s former day care ministry. In February of 1999, the membership of the church elected Pastor Bill to serve as the lead pastor, a position he continues to serve in today. Born in Michigan City, Pastor Bill has had the unique privilege of being a part of Faith City AG since birth. After graduating from Southeastern College in 1984, he and Tammy married and immediately began to work for the church as teachers at the church’s christian school. The call of God on their life was recognized by the Assemblies of God as Pastor Bill became an ordained minister in October of 1987. The proud parents of three sons, Joshua, Garrett and Taylor, as well as daughter-in-law Liz and grandchildren, Rowen and Ruby – Pastor Bill and Tammy have emphasized the value of building strong families through teaching, preaching and example. As a pastor’s wife, Tammy is a tremendous blessing to the church, not only serving in a variety of capacities, such as children’s ministries and music ministry, but also through providing strong leadership as well. Pastor Bill and Tammy believe that a fruitful ministry takes time, effort and dependency on the Holy Spirit. It is their desire to see broken lives made whole through the power of Gospel and the Holy Spirit. Therefore, they give themselves fully to God, to the church and to transforming this community for Jesus!
Pastor Stephen Lehman
Associate / Youth Pastor
Pastor Stephen joined Faith City Assembly as the Associate/Youth Pastor on October 27th of 2013. Pastor Stephen was raised in the Assemblies of God but attended Olivet Nazarene University and received a bachelors in Christian Education with a focus in Youth Ministry. He has equipped Forerunner Youth Ministry with a vision from God based on Acts 16:26. He has a passion for youth and is excited to see God work through them!
Amie has served as the Administrative Assistant for the pastoral staff since 2005. Her commitment to excellence and her attention to detail enable the staff and ministries of the church to function efficiently. Members and guests alike find her to be very professional and extremely personable. Her passion for Christ and her heart for people are evident in her everyday work. Beyond the office, Amie additionally provides leadership for the church’s food pantry and the children’s nursery. Amie and her husband Greg have been married for 26yrs. and are the proud parents of a daughter, Alexandria and a son, Hunter.
Pastor Dick Pawlak
Pastor Dick Pawlak has called Faith City AG home nearly all his life. With family members who were instrumental in starting the church here in Michigan City, Pastor Dick comes from a family line that has invested years of time, energy and prayers into making Faith City AG a church that is known in the community for sharing the love of Christ to the whole family, from children to teens, from young adults to senior adults. He and his wife Donna have been married nearly fifty years and have been blessed with a son and daughter, as well as five grandchildren. After suffering a heart attack several years ago, Pastor Dick vowed to do as much as he could for God with the remaining time God would give him. Besides serving as pastor to the seniors of the church and treasurer on the church board, Pastor Dick is also involved in ministry outside the church as a police chaplain and in prison ministry. His love for The Lord, for people and for life itself, is evident in the joy he shares with everyone he encounters.