Michael feels so blessed to be able to serve and minister in Columbia Station, the community in which he grew up. Having graduated from Columbia High School in 1996, he went on to obtain his degree from Cleveland State University, and is now pursuing a graduate degree in Christian Ministry (Homiletics) from Liberty University. Michael's desire is that Jesus Christ would be made known and made much of in this community and around the world. He knows that this will only happen as we abide in the faith, love, and truth of Jesus Christ, proclaiming Him and all that He is to a lost and dying world. Michael is married, and the Father of three.
Charles was raised in the church until about the age of 10. He spent the next 25 years living life on his own terms, finding no satisfaction or peace. Searching for answers, he was drawn into a church where the word of God convicted him of his need for a savior. God's word continues to open the eyes of this once proud, lost man...and for that, Charles is "Eternally" grateful.
Joe's salvation story is a unique one. He got saved, not by someone preaching to him, or by attending a friend's bible study, but by reading the Bible. He grew up in Catholicism, and over time, God revealed Himself and His truth to Joe through His word. He spent years ministering through a Christian Radio program called "Catholics With Questions", and is now ministering through teaching Bible Studies.
Bob's life changed on December 22, 1980, when he was delivered from the wrath of God by Jesus Christ. He has been an elder for approximately 28 years, and his hope for Abiding Faith is that we, as a body of believers, will realize that we have been called for a purpose by God. That we will continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. That the members of Abiding Faith would make every effort to allow the Holy Spirit to lead them, and that we all would be faithful to that call and always be obedient to His Word, at whatever cost. Bob also desires that this church body will not only change one life at a time, but the community as a whole.