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Joe Pennington
PASTOR
 
Joe Pennington is the pastor of this Fresh Encounter Fellowship and has been since January 2010. Before that, he worked with FEF as they were beginning to meet and grow. Joe was in full time ministry for close to 30 years within the churches of Christ before taking a break from preaching to open and operate a restaurant in Harlan. He is married to Debbie and they have 6 children and 5 grandchildren. He went to Bible school in Louisiana. 
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Mike Martin
Worship and Youth Pastor
 
Mike's role as Worship Pastor is to minister to our team of volunteers, create an environment and atmosphere for our community and those searching for something more to experience God in a real and relevant way, and to enhance the effectiveness of the life giving Word that is presented each week through visual aids and the creative arts.  His role as Youth Pastor is to minister to our students in a way they can understand, apply it to their lives, deal with life's difficult choices, and help cultivate their relationship with God and each other. As an added bonus, he gets the honor of playing music, worshiping, and living life together with the most amazing people. He is married to Billie Jo, his wife of more than 15 years, and they have one teenaged daughter named Arahbella. Mike has also helped plant, grow, and consult for many churches over the past 14 years, served the church in many roles, and has now joined Fresh Encounter Fellowship full time in April 2018. Mike and his family hope to make this their forever home.