Our Staff
DARIN CANARY
SENIOR PASTOR

  

 Darin has served at FCC since 2000. He hales from the great state of Indiana and still stays loyal to his colts and Hoosiers. He and his wife Jen have 3 amazing children- JT, Haley, and Trey.

 
Tom Hartman
 Associate Pastor
    

Tom has been married to the love of his life, Julie since 1991. They have 2 beautiful daughters – Megan (a professional photographer) and Molly (a licensed cosmetologist). They love living in Hardee County!

 
Ryan Grothouse
Youth Pastor
    

Ryan has been in youth ministry since 2001 but joined the FCC team in September of 2019. He is married to Brandee and they have two daughters, Anna and Emma. Ryan enjoys reading, video and board games, guitar, Star Wars, Legos, and challenging students to love and serve God.

Jen Canary
Children’s Director
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Jen loves JESUS, her family, cups of strong dark coffee, music, creating art, loud laughter, relaxing days at the lake, stacks of books, and inspiring kids to change the world.

 
Lee Hawthorne
Discipleship & Connections Director
  
 
Lee is a Florida native who moved to Wauchula from the Ft. Myers area. She loves fishing and napping in the hot sun. Her most treasured times are spent with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Lori Spinks
Secretary
  
 
Lori has been at FCC since 2002, and is a native Hardee Countian! She and her husband Steve have 3 grown children, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law…and 3 “grand-dogs”. They LOVE the “empty nest” and spending time together!
Kristen Harden
Ministry Assistant
  
 
Kristen comes from the great state of Indiana. She loves spending time with her husband Kris and son Gage. She loves all animals and rescues as much as possible, from rats to opossums to dogs and more. She loves to read and spend time with friends. Above all she has an overwhelming love of Jesus Christ and strongly desires to be more like him daily. 
 
Our Elders
 
GENE
Gene Davis, Chairman