Shane Craycraft | Chairman
Shane Craycraft is from Middletown, Ohio and is a member of the Franklin Bible Methodist Church. He serves on the church board and is a Sunday school teacher. He also serves as the Treasurer of the Beulah Grove Camp for the Heartland Bible Methodist Conference. He is an alumnus of both Union Bible College and of God’s Bible School and College. Mr. Craycraft has degrees from Miami University, Oxford, and the University of Cincinnati. He completed course work at the Fischer Business College of The Ohio State University leading to a certification in Healthcare Administration.
Sidney Grant | President
Sidney Grant was born in the Bay Islands of Honduras. During his sailing career on a merchant ship, a friend witnessed to him, and he became a Christian. He attended Hobe Sound Bible College and graduated in 1987 from the ministerial department. He began working with FEA in 1987 as a pioneer pastor for Spanish Ministries. After 10 years of pastoring, he became the Director of Spanish Ministries. In 2005 he became the Director of Hope International Missions. Mr. Grant was appointed President of FEA Ministries in 2007. He holds a Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Moody Bible Institute and is pursuing a doctorate.
Mark Mowery | Vice Chairman
Mark Mowery retired after serving since 1980 as senior pastor of the Bible Holiness Church, in Frankfort, Indiana. A Christian school and Spanish outreach were established during this time. He attended Covenant Foundation College and was ordained in the Church of the Bible Covenant in 1978. He formerly pastored in Nashville, Tennessee, and in Shelbyville and New Castle, Indiana. He served on the boards of Union Bible College, Outreach and Bus Convention, and Latin American Outreach. He has been married to his wife, Becky, for over 45 years and they have three daughters: Jennifer (Steve) Gardner, Julie (Jeff) Waggoner, and Jody (Travis) Johnson and nine grandchildren.
Dale Hartle | Secretary
Dale Hartle earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Malone University in 1977. He attended Hobe Sound Bible College from 1966 to 1968. Mr. Hartle taught accounting in the public school setting for five years. He is partner and co-manager of Glendale Farms. He has served as president of Ohio Regional Development Corporation for 31 years, directing and managing federal and state programs covering approximately 25% of Ohio counties. Mr. Hartle has served on the Board of Directors for FEA Ministries for over 20 years. He is on the executive committee and is the secretary of the board.
Gary Brugger graduated in 1968 from God’s Bible School & College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. He has been in full-time ministry for over 45 years. He has pastored in Alabama, West Virginia, and currently in Ohio. Rev. Brugger served as conference president for Heartland Bible Methodist Conference for 10 years and as general missions secretary for the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches for several years. He and his wife, Martha, have three children and seven grandchildren.
Tom Parsons has lived and worked in the Hobe Sound community for over 30 years. He graduated from Hobe Sound Bible College in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Missions. He is the owner of Par-Rock Drywall, Inc. which serves Hobe Sound and the surrounding communities. Mr. Parsons attends Hobe Sound Bible Church and serves on the board. He and his wife, Faye, have two daughters: Janelle Bronniman, and Janette Parsons.
Steve Mowery completed his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies at Penn View Bible Institute in 1982. He took more undergrad studies at both Susquehanna University and Penn State University. He completed his Master of Arts in Ministry (MA Min) with a focus in missions at Moody Graduate School in 1994. He is currently the senior pastor of The Gospel Center in Lebanon, PA.
Glen Alexander lives in Hobe Sound, Florida. Since 1993, Mr. Alexander has been successfully managing, leasing, and selling commercial properties for clients in the state of Missouri and Florida. He has had the privilege of representing a wide range of clients from local, regional, national, and institutional investors and owners. His ability to professionally develop and maintain a personal relationship with his clients has enabled him to effectively serve his client's needs.
Daniel Stetler | Ex Officio
P. Daniel Stetler was born to Kenneth and Jewel Stetler in High Point, North Carolina. He is the oldest of six children. In his late high school and college years, Mr. Stetler travelled for over four years with his two brothers, Darrell and David, singing in weekend meetings, revivals, and camp meetings. Following graduation from high school, Mr. Stetler continued his education from God’s Bible School. He received three degrees from his studies there: in 1974, a Bachelor of Religious Education degree with a major in music; in 1975, a Bachelor of Theology degree with a major in Bible; in 1976 a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English.
Rodney Loper | Ex Officio
Rodney Loper was born and raised in the Dayton, Ohio area. While attending God’s Bible School & College, he and his wife, Melissa, served as Marc Sankey’s assistant pastor at Franklin Bible Methodist Church. He graduated from God’s Bible School in 2001 and accepted a pastorate at Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Oklahoma City, OK. In 2007, they moved to Hobe Sound to work as the Community Life Pastor of Hobe Sound Bible Church. Two years later he was asked to serve as senior pastor. Rodney and Melissa have four children: Scott, Breanna, Brookly, and Colton.