First English has activities organized under six teams – Worship/Music, Youth, Hospitality, Property, Finance, and "Center for Hope." The "Center for Hope" focuses on developing activities in the neighborhood which continues to be a strong partnership of colleges, partner churches, neighborhood representatives, and FELC members.
Worship and Music Led by Debra Brown and James Blackmon
Provides diverse opportunities of involvement for all members and neighbors to grow in their faith individually and collectively through musical and artistic expression.
Youth Led by Lavinia Meeks, Gretchen Riley, and Michael Padgett
Provides a safe environment for all children and their parents to grow in knowledge, social skill development, and Biblical understanding.
Hospitality Led by Jeff Lucky
Provides opportunities for FELC to welcome everyone in order to develop a large, diverse congregation and wide involvement in a variety of programs and activities.
Property Led by John Fetters
Maintains and enhances the FELC building and grounds wherever necessary.
Finance Led by Sara Neikirk
Ensures a strong financial position in order to make our mission and vision come alive within the congregation and neighborhood. If you would like to give financially to FELC you can do so here or by mail to 1015 E Main St. Columbus, OH 43205.
Center for Hope Led by Rick Bradley from All Saints
Offers a forum for diverse partners to explore new ways to interact and address identified community issues.
Each Team has several proposed activities and welcomes additional ideas from everyone. Contact the office at email@example.com for more information and Sammi will gladly answer any questions or help you get connected.
Pastor Sally Padgett
The Rev. Sally Padgett is the Pastor at FELC. In 2015, she was first introduced to this community when she served as an associate pastor and we are blessed to have her back as the lead pastor of our congregation.
Mrs. Meeks is the Children and Families Director at FELC. She provides a safe environment for all children and their parents to grow in knowledge, social skill development, and Biblical understanding.
Sammi is the Ministries Coordinator at FELC. Along with managing the administrative duties in the office, she also coordinates volunteers who wish to partner with FELC.