Staff

Brian Koelsch

Teaching and Missions Pastor

Brian Graduated from Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Missouri in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies. He served as Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Wever, Iowa for five years before accepting the teaching/missions pastor position here at FCC in February of 2018. Brian married his amazing wife Annie back in 1998 and they have 11, yes 11, children and three grandchildren. Brian loves to teach and study God’s word. He oversees the teaching ministry as well as the missions ministry here at FCC. His vision is to help us get excited about missions and the missionaries we support and help us all grow deeper in our understanding of God’s life changing Word. He also has a passion to help us reach all of Parkersburg with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Contact Pastor Brian at [email protected]com

Martin DeWitt

Shepherding Pastor

Martin and his family are from Olathe, KS, a suburb of Kansas City.  Martin is attending Western Seminary, finishing a Master of Divinity degree. Martin previously worked vocationally as a Pediatric Trauma Nurse before being called into ministry. He has previously served as a Pastoral Apprentice in Olathe, serving in roles of discipling, teaching, and preaching. In his vocational and ministerial experience, his heart has been cultivated to faithfully shepherd God’s people, and proclaim the Word of God.  Martin seeks to glorify God in all things as he serves the church beside his wife, Mandy, of ten years. They are raising three wonderful children: Emma, Henric and Greta. 

Contact Pastor Martin at [email protected]

John & Layla Luhring

Maintenance and Facility Care

John and Layla have been the church maintenance and facility care staff since the spring of 2010. John graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management & Marketing from Buena Vista University in 2012. He is now employed by his parent’s
family business, Luhring Monuments and owns Parkersburg Hardware. Layla graduated from Ellsworth Community College in 2011 with her Associate of Art degree in Elementary Education. She is now employed at home by the couple’s three young daughters and newborn baby boy! John and Layla where married in 2010 and have made their home in Parkersburg. Apart from the day to day routine of life, the Luhrings enjoy finding ways they can work and have fun together as a family and finding ways to serve the Lord in the process!

Contact John & Layla at [email protected]