Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are ministers who serve under our Lord, Jesus Christ, first and foremost.  We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word.  Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry.

Pastor Ron Fichtenberg, Senior Pastor

As lead pastor, Ron holds a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Anderson School of Theology and enjoys preaching and teaching the Word of God. Pastor Ron and his family have served the Kingdom of God at First Church for over 25 years, and remain passionate about connecting families to the Good News of the Gospel.





Dave Barnes, Worship Pastor

Dave has been leading worship for 40 years and is more passionate about it now than when he first started. He loves contemporary Christian music and working with all the wonderful musicians at FCOG. Dave also has an appreciation for traditional hymns and choruses and includes them in every worship experience. The Choir is an important part of worship and sings regularly from September through April. Done be surprised if you see the choir in action on any given Sunday in the Summer as well. Dave leads worship with guitar. 

Joe Watson, Family Life Pastor

Joe’s main responsibilities include leading and teaching our Youth program as well as Chaplin to the families in our Daycare the SonShine Learning Center. Joe is currently pursuing his bachelors degree online with Mid-America Christian University. Joe is happily married to his high-school sweetheart and they are currently pursuing Gods calling into Foster Care. Read more about their Story here: A Thing with Feathers.