Faith Bible Fellowship is currently in a leadership transition. To guide the church through this season, two Surrogate Elders from the Bible Fellowship denomination are providing direction, leadership, and support:
Pastor Ralph M. Soper has served for years in the BFC and now serves as Conference Pastor with the denomination. He also serves at Paradise BFC, where he was previously senior pastor.
Pastor Mark Barninger serves primarily at Freedom BFC, which he planted. Mark’s ordination is through the BFC, and he obtained his B.S. in biblical studies from Lancaster Bible College. He and his wife Ruth have been married almost thirty years and reside in West Hanover Township with their four children: Sarah, Matthew, Joanna and Jared.
The purpose of the Transition Team (TT) is to assist and give direction to the Surrogate Elders to keep Faith BFC moving forward as Christ’s church during this transitional season. The TT will be a means for men to serve as potential elders as the Lord leads. These men are: