Farm Loop Christian Center


Pastors & wives

John Wilson

Shirley Wilson

Prayer Ministry

Greetings in the Lord Jesus,

I am the Lead 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 twenty-one 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.


Pastor John

Ben King

Lily King

Worship Ministry
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Ben King was raised in the valley and graduated from Palmer High School. He then attended one year at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. During his winter break in 2013, he was asked by Pastor John to become an intern. Since then he has been serving at the church in various capacities. In 2017 he graduated from Alaska Bible College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Pastoral Studies. Currently he is working on his M.A. in Religion with a discipleship and church ministry emphasis from Liberty University. He also oversees the connect groups ministries and helps his wife with her worship team. His desire is to abide in the Lord, following his calling and teach the word of God. Ben also loves mentoring and meeting with God’s people. Ben has an incredible family, with a beautiful wife named Lily and amazing sons named Jonathan and David. In his free time, Ben loves to be with his family, read a book, play sports, go running, hiking or camping or hangout with friends.  

Lehvi Minder

Lehvi Minder is incredibly blessed to have become a believer in early childhood. He has a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from Alaska Bible College. Lehvi has attended Farm Loop since 2006 and has been actively involved in ministry since May of 2015. He serves as the Director of Student Ministries and also oversees Young Adults ministries. 

support staff

Cory Squires

Administrative Pastor
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Audrey White

Arielle Squires

Children's Ministry Director
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Arielle Squires grew up in the Air Force and returned to Alaska in 2017. She graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a Bachelor's degree in Children and Family Ministries. She is a wife and mom of 2 young boys with a passion to see children and families thriving. Adventures outside with family and friends is one of her favorite ways to spend free time.

Meet  the  interns

Caleb Christensen

Middle School Director
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Caleb Christensen grew up in Fairbanks AK. After graduating highschool he started as a freshman at Alaska Bible College, as well as an intern at FLCC. Currently he is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Biblical studies. Caleb is active in our middle school ministries. His goals while being an intern at FLCC include, growing in his relationship with God, broadening his experience in ministry and leadership positions, and seeking to fulfill God’s calling for his life.

Stephen Muccie

Sunday School / Children's Church
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Stephen has been an intern since 2019 and is currently pursuing his bachelors degree in biblical studies at Alaska Bible College. He enjoys spending time with his wife Caitlin and two children, Bethany and Peter. His interests are reading the Bible, serving the Lord, music, hiking, biking, and being outdoors.

Anna Maxwell

Middle School Youth
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Anna was born in Homer, Alaska and moved to Palmer in 2012. She graduated high school in 2020 and is pursuing a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Philosophy of Religion. She also started on as an intern at FLCC to work with the Middle School youth. Through these outlets and others, she hopes to deepen her relationship with God and serve others. Outside of ministry, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, working with animals, music, and traveling.