Elder's and Deacon's Profiles


KEITH MCFAUL — Pastor/Elder

Pastor Keith McFaul and his wife, Carmen, came to Oak Harbor, WA, in August 2004. They have two adult children: Kenton and Carolyn. Previous to coming here, Keith and his family resided in St. Louis, MO, where Keith earned a Masters of Theology degree from Covenant Seminary. He also holds a Masters of Divinity from The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, CA. His desire is to exposit the Scripture with care and detail. This is evident in his preaching and teaching.

Keith loves to golf in his spare time and also enjoys teaching. Recently he taught science and Bible classes at North Whidbey Christian High School (NWCHS). His undergrad degrees in Chemistry and Petroleum Engineering have given him a wealth of education to share with local students. He also served for four years on the advisory committee of Aletheia Bible Institute in Vancouver, BC.

ROB LAURITZEN — Deacon

Rob Lauritzen and his wife, Marj, retired in Oak Harbor, WA, after 23 years of military service in the US Navy. He also recently retired in civil service from NAS Whidbey Island. He is currently employed part time with ACE Hardware. They have one adult daughter, Olivia, who is currently attending college.

Rob loves to play golf and enjoys singing and acting in his spare time. He has sung in the Whidbey Community Chorus for several years and is currently serving on the Community Chorus' Board of Directors. He can occasionally be seen performing on the stage of the local Whidbey Playhouse theater.

GARY MORSE — Deacon

Gary Morse and his wife, Kim, retired to Oak Harbor, WA, after a 20 year US Navy career. They have one adult son, Jon, who has served honorably in the US Air Force. Gary retired October 2016 after 18 years in the Title Insurance industry.

Gary and his wife are active volunteers with the Island County Habitat for Humanity. In the past he has served as the President of the local affiliate, while Kim helped as an office assistant. He is currently serving as a volunteer on the Board of Directors of North Whidbey Christian High School (NWCHS). Gary loves to fish and hunt. He has also worked as a referee for the North Whidbey Soccer Club for many years.

DAVID HAMMONS — Deacon

David Hammons and his wife, Melanie, reside in Anacortes, WA, with their daughter, Rachel. They are both currently employed at NAS Whidbey Island, and serve as volunteers on the Board of Directors of North Whidbey Christian High School (NWCHS). David has a Computer Science Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College-Whidbey Island. He has served 4 years of active duty in the military; he lived in California, North Carolina, and Texas before moving to Washington.

David enjoys drawing cartoons and listening to music. He plays guitar at Click Music's monthly jam session and shares his musical talent in the church ensemble on Sunday. He also scuba dives in his spare time.

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