Leadership

Faith Baptist Church is blessed to be led by a group of men who have a passion for the Lord and a desire to see those under their care grow to know, love, and serve Him better.  Our pastors are not perfect, nor would they claim to be; but they are driven to reach the Davison area with the life-changing Gospel message of Jesus Christ!

Pastor Shawn Kook, Senior Pastor

It is hard for Baptists to agree about anything, but if you were to poll the members of Faith Baptist Church, you would find them to agree on their love for Pastor Kook.  He is kind, considerate, compassionate, funny, practical, and above all, Christlike.  He loves his family, and his church, and his Lord.  His preaching is excellent, biblically sound, and always applied accurately for the needs of our people.  He exemplifies the joy of the Lord and serves Him with gladness.  In short, we are very blessed to have Pastor Kook and his family here to lead our ministry, and we look forward to many years of exalting Christ together!
Pastor Shawn and his wife, Jill, have four children; all of them are a vital part of our ministry!

Pastor Gary Gearhart, Assistant Pastor

Before coming to Faith in 1995, Pastor Gearhart served as a youth pastor for five years and then pastor of three ministries in Michigan. He attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College.  Pastor Gearhart currently oversees the various pastoral care needs of our church, and he seems to always have the right words to say for those who are hurting or in need.  His kindness and encouraging personality are loved by all!  He and Mary have four adult children, two of whom are married.  They have seven grandsons.

Pastor Damian Ahrens, Head of School

Damian Ahrens joined our staff in the summer of 2016 to be the Head of School for Faith Baptist School.  Dr. Ahrens brings wide-ranging experience and contagious enthusiasm to our ministry, and we are looking forward to what the Lord does through him in the administration of Faith Baptist School.  Damian and Priscilla have six children.

Pastor Edd Bowen, Jr., Assistant Pastor

Pastor Bowen has been involved in youth ministry since his days at Bob Jones University.  He served at both the WILDS and Southland Camp before coming to Faith in 2001.  Until very recently, Pastor Edd led our youth ministries and worked specifically with the junior and senior high youth groups.  With the arrival of Pastor Eric to oversee student ministries, Pastor Edd has moved into church administration and outreach ministries.  Pastor Bowen and Jena have four children at home and a big dog.

Pastor Curt Dunn, Assistant Pastor

Although Pastor Dunn has only been on staff since 2011, he is certainly not new to our ministry.  Like Pastor Bowen, Curt grew up in this church and attended Bob Jones University.  After marrying Annie, whom he met while in choir at BJU, Curt and Annie ministered in two different churches in the great state of Connecticut for a total of fifteen years.  He joined the staff here in the summer of 2011, and he brings to Faith a quiet passion for Christ-honoring work that edifies the believers and exalts our great Savior.  He  oversees the various technologies of the church, including the computer and sound systems, and he provides direction to our church music program.  He and Annie have three young but very active children.

Pastor Eric Allamon, Assistant Pastor

Pastor Eric and his family joined the staff of Faith Baptist Church in the fall of 2015.  Eric grew up in both New Hampshire and Colorado.  He met his wife, Cassie, while studying for the ministry in college.  After grad school, he served for four years as the student pastor at a church in Colorado before joining our staff at Faith.  He currently oversees all of the student ministries of our church, and our kids (of all ages) have really come to love “Pastor Eric.”  Eric and Cassie have one son, Carter.