Church Staff

Rick Searle, Senior Pastor

Rick has served as Faith's senior pastor since 2002.  Before coming to Faith, he served as Assistant Pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Johnson City (TN) and Minister of Music and Christian Education at the Decatur (AL) Presbyterian Church. Rick received his Master of Divinity Degree with an emphasis in Christian Education from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson (MS).  He and his wife, Kathryn, have three children, Jonathan (Emily), Jacob (Ginny), and Sara Kathryn (Logan).  They're also blessed with three grandchildren. 

Grant Carroll, Associate Pastor

Grant has served as Faith's associate pastor since June 1, 2017.  Before coming to Faith, he served as Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Campus Minister at Jacksonville State University (2012-2017).  He has also served as the Assistant Minister at First Presbyterian Church in Kosciusko, MS (2008-2012) and as the RUF Campus Minister at Holmes Community College (2008-2012).  Grant received his Master of Divinity Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS.  Grant and his wife, Camille, have four children, Joseph, Nathan, Lilly Fran, and Betsy.

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Suzan Freeman, Office Administrator

Suzan Freeman has been a part of the Faith family since 1987, when her oldest child started Kindergarten in Faith Christian School. Her family became members of Faith Presbyterian Church in 1996, and she has been the church administrator since 1998. 

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Eliska Mattox, Children's Ministry Director

Eliska has served as Children's Ministry Director since November 2018, and previously taught 1st and 2nd grades at Faith Christian School (FCS) from 1996 to 2006.  Prior to teaching at FCS, she taught 2nd grade at CE Hanna Elementary.  Eliska holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education.   She and her husband Vincent have been members of Faith since 1994. They have two grown sons, Jonathan and Andrew, both of which graduated from FCS in 2004 and 2006 respectively.