Farm Loop Christian Center

Staff

Pastors & wives

John Wilson

Shirley Wilson

Prayer Ministry
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Greetings in the Lord Jesus,

I am the Head Pastor and if you are considering Farm Loop as your church home you probably want to know a little about me and my family.

I am a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary Class of 1978.  I began ministry at the age of 21.

Shirley and I have been serving as the pastoral family of Farm Loop for seventeen years this May.  We have also served as missionaries  in China, India, Tanzania and the Philippines.

Our goal in ministry is to train and release believers into ministry. We base this philosophy and goal on Ephesians 4:12 where pastors are directed to train up the saints for the work of the ministry.

Farm Loop ministries are led by the every day people in our congregation. Shirley and I enjoy watching churches grow and enabling people to share in the ministry. It does not always look like we imagine but usually better as our folks release their gifts and creativity.

As Head Pastor I have several key priorities:
1. Preach and teach in a way to reach men.  Our congregation is 50% male and 50% female.
2. All teaching is from the Bible
3. Families are important
4. All people are valuable to God so all people are valuable to me.

May you be blessed and  may you be a blessing as you follow Jesus Christ.

Blessings,

Pastor John

Ben King

Lily King

Worship Ministry
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Ben King, raised in the valley, graduated from Palmer High School and attended one year at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. During his winter break in December of 2013, he was asked by Pastor John to become an intern.  He accepted the offer, began his internship in May of 2013 and has been involved with the church ever since.  In 2017 he graduated from Alaska Bible College with a B.A. in Biblical studies and Christian ministry, emphasizing in pastoral studies.  Currently, with the help of leadership teams, he leads the middle school and high school ministries.  His desire is to see the youth love Jesus for a lifetime and help train the next generation of committed Christians. Similarly, he loves teaching God’s word and discipling others. During his free time, he enjoys reading, being with his family, playing guitar, excersizing and being down at the Mat-Su river.

Lehvi Minder

Senior High Director
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Lehvi Minder is currently attending Alaska Bible College. Lehvi has been at Farm Loop for 10 years and actively involved in ministry since May of 2015. He will graduate from Alaska Bible College in 2019 with his Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies. He mostly works in the High School Youth Group and in Children's Church.

support staff

Steve Skinner

Administrator
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Audrey White

Meet  the  interns

Rachel Christensen

Middle School Interim Director
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Rachel grew up in the Fairbanks area before she moved to Palmer to attend Alaska Bible College, where she is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. Rachel’s interest include art, music, hanging out with friends, and church ministries. As Rachel continues in the internship at FLCC, she hopes to grow in her relationship with God, and encourage others around her to do the same.

Kasey Davis

Kasey is currently a student at Alaska Bible College in Palmer, Alaska. He is working towards a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies and will be starting his fourth year this August. He currently has a year and a half of schooling left until he graduates. He feels like God is leading him in youth ministry though he is interested to see where God leads him after graduating. He is currently involved with the Middle School Youth group at FLCC. In the youth group he teaches and leads small groups at times. He also plays bass for the worship team that is led by Ben and Lily King. While Kasey enjoys teaching he has other interests that he enjoys. These interests include video games, science fiction and fantasy books, movies, shows and music and hanging out with friends and family.

Stefan Skovrinski

I'm Alaskan born and raised and grew up in the small town of Delta Junction, which is about 5 and a half hours or 300 miles north from palmer. I attend Alaska Bible college and plan to graduate with an emphasis on youth ministry. I've always enjoyed teaching and being with youth, mainly because I feel I'm just a big kid myself. I plan to graduate from ABC and go to an Alaska university and get my masters in teaching, hopefully musical education. I feel that some would describe me as silly, funny, outgoing, and occasionally too much to handle. I love music, sports, dogs, the outdoors, and being around friends just doing something crazy. I am very excited to spend my time in palmer attending Farm loop as an intern, and can not wait to see what God has planned for me in the future. 

Braden Gerber

Braden Gerber is a junior at Alaska Bible College. He is pursuing a Bachelors in Biblical Studies. He is also part of the tech team at FLCC, assisting Carol Carman with whatever she needs. He does not know for certain what the call is for his life, but he is open to any possibilities that God has in store for him. He believes in the Word, the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, teamwork, hard work, comradery, loyalty, humor (it is, after all, the best medicine) and beards. While he is not attending classes or working with Carol, he enjoys hiking, shooting guns, video games, board games, the occasional book, skits, hanging out with the kids at the YAK, technology, and socializing/goofing off with friends and family. One of his favorite Bible verses is Psalm 144:4, his favorite movie is The Lion King (the 1994 animated original, not the 2019 “live-action” remake), he likes dogs, and his favorite color is salamander orange.