Meet the ministry staff and elders at Fairfield Christian Church.
Lynn began his ministry with Fairfield in 2010. He is a graduate of Lincoln Christian University earning a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Divinity. Lynn, and his wife Sandi have five adult children: Joe, Landon, Josh, Caleb, Annie along with two grandsons. Having served in a wide variety of roles Lynn has experience in virtually every area of the church. One of the many rewards of preaching is watching the light come on for people, or to hear someone say “I get it.” In addition to hanging out with their family, Lynn & Sandi have many interests and not enough time to enjoy them all. They enjoy boating, the theater, Lynn enjoys snow skiing, they love to travel, and enjoy getting together with friends.
Associate Minister/Youth Minister
Jay Bennett grew up in Plainfield, IN. He met his wife, Pamela, while they were at Ball State Univ., and they have been married since 1995. They have 3 children: Jacob, Parker (waiting for us in the New Creation), and Paige. Jay earned a Master of Divinity degree at Anderson University School of Theology. Jay’s mission is to transform lives by dusting off faith, making it authentic, and putting it into practice. He also desires a life changed for Christ, a church revived, a nation reformed, a world evangelized, and he is excited to live that out with the families here at Fairfield Christian. Jay and Pamela continue the mission with their ministry: Helping Hearts Horse Ranch (HelpingHeartsHorse.com). They offer free horse encounters, riding lessons, & horse activities to help disadvantaged youth, women, and veterans find hope, healing, and the unconditional love of our Triune creator God. Jay enjoys horses, golf, hiking, camping, water skiing, reading, and spending time with his family.
Kyrsti grew up in Greentown and attended FCC for the majority of her life. She attended Eastern High School and graduated from Johnson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Children’s Ministry with a Preschool/Daycare Emphasis. She married her husband, Garritt Stryker, in November 2015. They have two boys, Isaiah and Miles. She was an Early Childhood Minister on the west side of Indianapolis for a year and a half after graduating college and was the Ministry Assistant here at FCC for 5 years before entering into the Children’s Minister role. She has a heart for families and kids and loves seeing them growing closer to Jesus. She also has a passion for missions and has traveled to Mexico and Africa.
Garritt is an ordained minister and graduated from Cincinnati Christian University in 2007 with a BS in Youth Ministry. After graduating, Garritt went back to his hometown of Windfall and served as an Associate Minister for 5 years where his main focus was on worship and youth ministry. Garritt has been attending Fairfield Christian Church since 2013 and has been helping with worship at Fairfield ever since. He is married to our Children’s Minister, Kyrsti Stryker, and has two boys, Isaiah and Miles. He loves being involved in worship and letting his passion show while leading others in worship. He now serves as our Worship Associate, where he devotes many hours to creating an inviting worship atmosphere at our Sunday morning contemporary services.
Brian grew up in Kokomo and graduated from Taylor High School. He is the newest member of our staff and is the Ministry Assistant here at FCC. He is attending Crossroads Bible College for a BS in Leadership & Ministry. Brian is married to his wife, Lauren, and they have two daughters, Leilani and Maddie. Brian is a family oriented guy and has a big heart for people. In his free time, he likes spending time with his family, coaching basketball and softball, helping with youth and children’s ministries, riding Harley’s, and working on cars.
Occupation: Retired Minister
Family Members: Wife – Jo Ellen; Daughters – Karen Cain & Cathy Thomas
Hobbies: woodworking, playing music with Keith Ewing at nursing homes every week
Why I love FCC: Through eighteen years of ministry here, not only have I had the privilege of ministering to people but also have come to love the people as well. I also appreciate the church’s commitment to the Bible and outreach to the community and support of missions.
Occupation: Kokomo School Teacher, Tennis Coach and Director of Howard County Indoor Tennis Center
Family: Wife – Liza; Kids – Ella, Audra, & Silas
Hobbies/Social Interests: camping, tennis, 4-H pigs, and family
Why I Love FCC: It is family focused, biblically based, and has great people!
Occupation: President of Staffing Resources. We are a full-service employment services (staffing) company.
Family: Wife – Monica; Kids – Micah, Nathan & Luke
Hobbies/Social Interests: coaching, golfing & fishing
Why I Love FCC: We love that it is a New Testament church modeled after the first church. We, our family, loves that FCC places a priority on missions. My family and I feel that Fairfield is full of great people & families that care, not just about one another but the community in which we live. We feel strongly about relationships and the commitments that we place upon them. This means to our spouses, families, friends and the church!