Staff & Elders

Staff & Elders

Elder – Lead Pastor

Michael DiMarco

Pastor Michael DiMarco comes to Friendship Community Church passionate about injecting grace into all relationships, especially in parenting and discipleship, and seeing churches emphasize restoration over amputation. He is the bestselling Christian author or co-author of more than a dozen books including Die Young, Own It, Independence Day, God Guy, Devotions for the God Guy, and the God Guy Devotional Bible. Known for his witty, conversational, and transparent preaching style, Michael most recently served as a Teaching Pastor at The…
Director of Groups and Discipleship

Paul Turner

Paul loves people and especially his wife, Sondra, their two daughters, Morgan and Shelbi, and even his son-in-laws, Wilson and Mark. For over 35 years, Paul has served churches throughout the US and the world by providing training and resources geared towards those in church leadership positions. He brings a love and respect for all people believing that “all are created in the image of God.” You will find Paul around FCC looking for ways to help others fall in…
Director of Outreach and Events

Toshya Savell

Toshya’s role is to assist with outreach and to coordinate care within the church for those in the hospital, having babies or other life changing events. Toshya enjoys serving in the community and is especially connected to the refugee community. She is very passionate about relationships and is always ready to connect with new friends. Toshya loves the beach, camping, kayaking and pretty much any outdoor activity. Toshya has 3 daughters, and counts quality time playing cards or games with…
Children’s Minister

Teresa Snyder

Teresa’s role is to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for children birth to 5th grade, where each child can take their own next step in faith. Her goal is to make Sunday morning the BEST HOUR of each child’s week. Teresa desires to motivate and equip kids to have a real and lasting relationship with Jesus Christ, and a love for God’s Word. She partners with parents to empower them to be the primary faith shaper of their…
Director of Worship Arts

Keith Pipes

Keith provides leadership to the worship ministry at Friendship Community Church. A native of Texas, Keith graduated from Howard Payne University in 1996. He has led worship for more than 25 years at churches in Texas, Georgia, and Tennessee. His favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Rangers. Living in the southeast since 2001, Keith has come to appreciate SEC football. But his wife, Carol, a native of Tennessee, still hasn’t convinced Keith to become a Tennessee…
Office Manager

Lisa Passman

Lisa performs the main administrative and financial functions of the church, and carries out duties such as receiving and making calls, tracking connection cards for attendance, decisions, project sign-ups, and responds to individual requests about the ministries of the church. She ensures prayer needs are communicated to prayer teams and helps with distributing the care team requests for cards, meals, etc. Lisa is also responsible for keeping up with the church contributions and church finances. Lisa enjoys spending time with…
Technology and Communications Coordinator

Justin Fraker

As the Technology and Communication Coordinator, Justin’s roles include managing the church’s social media accounts, website, video and graphic design, and overseeing the tech team. He graduated from Trinity Christian College with a degree in Church and Ministry Leadership. Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Justin is a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He enjoys going to the dog park with his dog, Moses, playing the guitar, and traveling with his wife, Sarah.
Elder – Prayer/Care Team

Paul Martin