fpc jax leadership

The staff and leadership here at FPC JAX is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at connect@churchname.org.

  • Drew Thomas

    Senior Minister

    Drew has served the Lord in ministry since his first mission trip to Colombia, SA in 2005. He has been the president of Drew Thomas Ministries taking 30 mission trips to over 12 countries holding evangelistic campaigns, preaching in churches, teaching in Bible schools and speaking for conferences abroad and in the United States. He also served God through being a children's pastor, youth and young adult pastor, missions coordinator and several positions as an associate pastor in the local church. 

    He has a bachelor of arts in Biblical studies from Lancaster Bible College and is working on his MDIV from Reformed Theological Seminary.

    Drew has a passion for the preaching of the gospel and seeing people living passionate lives doing what God has placed them in this world to do. 

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    Associate Pastor/Minister of Music
    Family: Married to Dana, Daughter Allison, Son Chip, Daughter-in-law Bridgett, and  2 Granddaughters Lauren Elizabeth (9) and McKenzie Grace (6)

    Favorite book of the Bible: Colossians

    Favorite Movie: Mission Impossible

    What I like best about my ministry: Being able to minister to people by getting to know them and by teaching people about passionate worship.

    For fun, I enjoy: Cooking, riding my new E-Bike, traveling, trying new restaurants and entertaining in our home.

    Education: BS in Music, Major in Voice and Choral Conducting at Jacksonville University.


  • dana stroud

    Organist/Music Associate

    Family: Husband Sonny, grown daughter Allison and son Chip daughter in love, Bridgett, two granddaughters Lauren Elizabeth (9) and McKenzie Grace (6)

    Favorite book of the Bible: Romans

    Favorite Movie: Sound of Freedom

    What I like best about my ministry: The sweetest people to get to work with!

    For fun, I enjoy: working out at the YMCA, reading and going to the beach with Sonny

    Education: Bachelor of Music Education from Jacksonville University.


  • Nicole rulien

    Director of Youth Ministry

    Family:  Nicole, Husband, Dustin;1 Dog: Bocephus; 2 Cats: Delta and Goodby

    Favorite Book of the Bible: Romans

    Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

    What I like best about ministry: When the kids have that moment when everything we've been talking about clicks! And lunch trips to Burrito Gallery.

    For fun, I/we enjoy: Playing trivia, fishing, going to the movies, cooking, and hanging out with my family!

    Education: BS from University of Central FL, and MBA from Louisiana State University.


  • Barbara fryE

    Administrative assistant

    Family: husband, Mike, 2 sons, Mark and Matt, daughters-in-law, Aryn and Jennifer and 5 grandchildren.

    Favorite book of the Bible: Ephesians

    Favorite Movie: 

    What I like best about my ministry: Wonderful people at FPC with which to work for the mission to share Christ in Jacksonville and the world.

    For fun, I enjoy: spending time with family; traveling and spending time at the beach

    Education:  Bachelor of Music, Jacksonville University


  • Emily hoffman

    Children's Ministry Leader

    Family: Michael (husband), Sebastian, Lance, Elliott, Paul, Mary Lou, Genevieve, Leo, and Sarah.

    Favorite book of the Bible: Mathew

    Favorite movie: Darby O'Gill and the Little People

    What I like most about the ministry: Instilling the love of Jesus into the hearts of the children. It is such a joy and honor to watch the children grow in Jesus. 

    For fun I like to: Travel with my family, read, sing, play the violin, swim, and play tennis.