Mike Gorrell

Position: Lead Pastor, Business Administrator, Mens Ministries

Biography: Lead Pastor, Mike Gorrell is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Oklahoma and is ordained through the Lester Sumrall Evangelistic Association (LeSea Inc.). With over 20 years experience in ministry, Mike has served as a Children’s pastor,  and as an Assistant and Senior Pastor, and more recently as Administrator with LeSea Inc. Mike is a teacher of the Word, with a special understanding in the area of Finances, Relationships, Conflict Management, and Communication in the Home. Mike is presently serving as Business Administrator, Property Development Coordinator, and Men’s Ministry Leader. He and his lovely and talented wife, Linda, have been married over 30 years. They have four grown children and live here in Macedonia. 

John & Sheryse Henderson

Position: Worship Pastors

Biography: Jon and Sheryse are the Worship Pastors at FFC. Together they possess over 40 years of music ministry experience. They are licensed FFC ministers whose number one priority is to consistently lead us into the presence of God.  Sheryse Henderson is also the Office Manager for Faith Fellowship Church . Her past experience as an administrator for faith-based companies ensures the FFC office operates efficiently and courteously. They have two sons, Jon II and Joshua.

Jim Toncar

Position: Prayer & Arts Pastor

Biography: Jim Toncar is the Prayer and Arts Pastor for FFC. A Fine Arts graduate of Kent State University, Jim brings with him educational and practical experience in both music and graphics. His expertise covers special music and choirs, as well as prayer groups and FFC publications such as the weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter, posters, and other printed materials.  As an accomplished songwriter and arranger, he incorporates original material as well as contemporary and traditional music in special music at the church and elsewhere.  Jim resides in Macedonia, having two grown children, Kelly and Seth, and three grandchildren.

Vitor Vilela

Position: Young Adults Pastor


Biography: Vitor Vilela is the Young Adults Ministry Pastor at FFC, which encompasses ages 18-29. A native of Brazil, he has sought to learn the ropes of living under different cultural traditions and expectations since relocating to the United States during his teen years. Vitor graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular/Cellular Biology and from Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He was also involved in college residential hall organizations serving as a representative to the concerns of young adults regarding residential life on a college campus.

Fascinated by the intricacies of human behavior and the roles of emotion and its impact on how young adults approach and view God, Vitor seeks to integrate Theology and Psychology. His desire is to do so in a manner that will maximize each young adult's individual strengths and talents. At the forefront is the goal of glorifying the Lord, celebrating God-given diversity, and helping with the integration of this age group within the FFC church body.

Vitor enjoys relationships and building connections between people, teaching and playing tennis whenever possible, going anywhere in the world with a beach, watching movies with friends and visiting his family
in Brazil.

Chris & Angela Murray

Position: Children & Youth Pastors


BiographyChris and Angela Murray serve as the Youth Ministry Pastors which encompasses students in grades seven through twelve.  They are both graduates of The University of Dayton in Dayton, OH, where they met.  Chris is employed in the Cuyahoga County Office of Budget and Management as a Senior Budget Analyst.

Angela home schools their three sons and is currently enrolled at Hosanna Bible Training Center in Macedonia, OH.  As trained lay pastors of Faith Fellowship Church they are currently co-facilitators for “Marriage Matters” and teen support groups.  Also, they have served as Children’s Ministry teachers, Vacation Bible School leaders and Angela has been a facilitator for the Friday Women’s Bible Study.  Watching young people grow in their relationship with Jesus and begin to live out of that relationship is one of their greatest joys.  Chris and Angela also believe that supporting and encouraging parents of teens is a vital part of their ministry. 

Chris enjoys watching sports, especially football.  Angela enjoys reading and walking. 

Their favorite activities are anything that involves spending time with their three children and close friends.