Why We Love This Opportunity
Many have claimed that the Northeast United States is similar to an unreached people group. It is a post-Christian area without much of a desire for God, church, or Christian values. This is why we love churches like Family Church located right in the heart of where the need is greatest. We’re excited to partner with Family Church on this Worship Pastor role to see the Gospel continue to spread through worship, creativity, and the arts.
Joseph and Lynn McKelvey founded Christian Faith Fellowship Family Church on Mother’s Day, 1982. In downtown Middletown NY they started a vibrant, Spirit filled ministry. 35 years later they passed the baton to their son Michael McKelvey who had been on staff for 22 years.
As Pastor Mike took the lead they changed the name of the church to Family Church and began to transition from a contemporary church to a modern style church. Being a diverse, Life-Giving church has been the aim and mission ever since. Mike’s style is down to earth, non-religious, and relational. The vision is simple and powerful: Healing Hurts, Building Relationships and Developing Leaders.
The Worship Pastor at Family Church will oversee both the worship and production departments at the church. The goal will be to lead high energy worship that is Spirit led and engages the church. The main priorities in will be:
• Leading others into God’s presence with excellence
• Give leadership and coaching to worship team members
• Build strong relationships
The staff culture at Family Church is hard working and all in. There are no divas, but a passionate group that enjoys one another and wants to see the Kingdom of God advanced. Everyone pitches in to move ministry forward and serve people.