9AM Sunday Worship Service
10:45AM Sunday School (all ages)
ALL CHURCH EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
July 27-31 Vacation Bible School & Moments for Moms
September 25-27 Fall Missions Conference
Questions about these events? Contact the Church Office at 920-563-4730.
W5949 Hackbarth Road
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Senior Pastor - Rusty Lyon
Pastor Rusty Lyon began ministry at Faith Community Church in the fall of 2015. Although born and raised in the Milwaukee area, he had been a Senior Pastor of two churches in California (Kingsburg: 14 years; and Turlock: 15 years). With 30 years of Senior Pastor experience, Rusty’s ministry is marked by a practical, hands-on preaching of the Word of God, a genuine love for people, and living out a lifestyle that warmly invites people to follow Christ. He married the love of his life, Karin (Anderson) in 1977. He has two adult children, and four grandchildren. Apart from the ministry, Rusty enjoys sports of all kinds. After playing two years of small college football, he has coached high school football for 27 years; he loves NASCAR, works out of the local fitness club, and even enjoys the sport he doesn’t play very well- golf!
Pastor Rusty graduated from Northwestern College (Roseville, MN) in 1980, and completed a Master’s Degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL (1984). A passion for Jesus Christ and a commitment to the Word of God inspires his personal and preaching ministry. Email Pastor Rusty
Adult Discipleship Pastor - Dennis Dale
Dennis and Sara Dale both came to know Christ as their Savior during their high school years. Dennis’ hometown in Virginia is situated less than an hour west of our Nation’s Capital. Sara grew up about 7 hours Southeast in Jasper, IN. Dennis knew the Lord wanted him to serve in ministry and pursued His undergrad degree at Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania. Sara knew God wanted her to serve Him and found her way to LBC also. This past May, they celebrated 18 years united in marriage. They have celebrated 18 years united in marriage, and are amazed by the journey orchestrated by God in their ministry together spanning from PA, NE, VA, IN, and now Wisconsin! Ansley, their sweet, fun-loving daughter is in eighth grade. She loves animals- especially kitty cats- and plays the flute. Ayden, like most 5th graders, has high levels of energy and his personal enjoyment is found in board games, card games, collecting Lego sets, Tae Kwon Do, playing piano and picking on his sister. Sara comes from a very musically talented family and she worships God through her love for singing and playing guitar. Dennis survived his earlier years as a daredevil: rappelling, rock climbing, cliff jumping, skydiving, caving, paintballing, and skateboarding. He also loves growing theologically as he reads about God’s work of sanctification in believers who have walked by faith before him. The family loves to camp and enjoys the outdoors. Sara especially likes all the bike trails available to her in and around Fort. Dennis invested 30 years of focus on discipleship to youth and now looks forward to being a resource for spiritual growth with the adults at Faith Community Church. Dennis and Sara love building relationships and proclaiming their great need for Christ as they experience life together and with others. Email Dennis
Youth Pastor - John Ackatz
John is a 1981 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School. He then went on to UW-Whitewater and graduated in 1985 with a BBA degree in Management of Computer Systems. In 1984, John accepted Christ as his Savior and in 1989 he started working with the junior high youth program at FCC. In 2000, God called John out of his secular employment into full-time youth ministry here at FCC as the Minister of Youth and Young Adults. John and his wife Debbie have two adult children: Erica and David. Email John
Worship Pastor- Chad Sanders
Pastor Chad Sanders was born in Michigan, and he came to know Jesus at Camp Barakel when he was very young. Just before he entered high school, Chad's family moved to Wales, Wisconsin, where he attended Kettle Moraine High School and fell in love with all sorts of music. During this time, he began to learn guitar and to participate in leading worship. Chad went on to earn a degree in Music Education from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and his wife, Erica, met at a church outside Madison, Wisconsin, and they were married in September 2011. They moved to Fort Atkinson when Chad was called to become worship pastor in the fall of 2012, and are enjoying their three young sons - Caleb, Joel and Nathan. Email Chad
Director of Children's Ministry - Jackie Lyon
Jackie was born and raised in Wisconsin. She has been serving in ministry to children for over 25 years and has been a part of the FCC ministry staff since 2005. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education and a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She is married to Dale Lyon and they have one daughter. They live in Fort Atkinson and have attended Faith Community Church since 1996. Email Jackie
Becky Mehrkens - Office Manager
Becky was born and raised in the quaint town of Lake Mills, WI. Growing up the daughter of a youth pastor, Becky came to know Jesus as her savior at a young age. She now resides in Fort Atkinson with her husband, Eric. Together they have two kitties, Lucy and Forte. In their free time, Eric and Becky enjoy visiting friends and family, playing board games, and doing house projects. Email Becky
Facilities Manager - Steve Spata
Steve and his wife, Elaine, have attended Faith Community Church since 1998. They have four daughters and serve faithfully at FCC. Email Steve Spata