Staff & Leaders
Greg Dutcher - Lead Pastor
Greg pastored an Evangelical Free Church in Catonsville for six years before sensing a call to plant Christ Fellowship Church in Harford County. His passion is to preach the Scriptures in such a way that Christ is clearly seen as the glorious, all-satisfying Savior that we so desperately need. Greg has written two books, You Are the Treasure That I Seek and Living Free In Enemy Territory. He unashamedly loves the gospel and Starbucks and has no problem reconciling both.
Greg lives in Forest Hill with his wife, Lisa, and their four children: Samantha, Benjamin, Isaac, and Ella Grace.
Mark Sweeney - Executive Pastor
Mark has served at Christ Fellowship Church since July, 2013. He grew up in the Baltimore area, and became a follower of Christ through the ministry of Young Life at Loch Raven High School. Mark received his B.S. in Communication Studies from Towson State University in 1996 and his M.Div from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2006. He has served on staff with Young Life in Dover, Delaware as the Area Director and at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annadale, Virginia as an Associate Pastor. As the Executive Pastor, Mark oversees the day-to-day operations of the church and gives leadership to the community group ministry at CFC. Mark lives in Bel Air with his wife, Melissa, and their three children.
Sean Nolan - Family Life Pastor
Sean joined Christ Fellowship Church in the summer of 2015. He grew up in the Albany, New York area. He served at Terra Nova Church in Troy, New York for seven years prior to coming to Christ Fellowship Church. There he served as an intern, launched a youth ministry, helped to launch a counseling ministry, and led community groups. He earned a B.S in pastoral ministry and an M.A. in theology at Summit University. Christ saved him from a former vain life of atheism at the age of nineteen through the ministry of Hannah Nightingale, whom he married in 2009. Since coming to know Jesus, he is passionate about seeing others grow in their walk with Him. His main responsibility at Christ Fellowship is to foster growth for families within the church and their children and teenagers. He and Hannah live in Abingdon with their two small children.
Josh Mitchell - Worship Director
Josh first attended Christ Fellowship Church in 2006 when it met at Fallston High School. He grew up in Harford County and served with Beachmont Christian Ministries as a Worship Leader and Camp Counselor from 2011-2014. Josh served as a pastoral intern at CFC from 2013-2015. He graduated from Towson University with a BS in English. Josh is engaged to Hope Williams and they plan to get married in January 2016.
Andrew Landis - Worship Leader
Andrew first attended CFC in 2008 and from that time has always been involved in the worship ministry. He grew up attending Eagle Christian Ministries in York, PA, where his father pastored. When his father resigned, CFC became Andrew's home church. Andrew has a degree in electrical technology from Thaddeous Stevens in Lancaster, PA, but his true passion is worship through music. This is evident throughout the Sunday morning services and the worship nights where he leads a team of talented musicians. Andrew and his wife Kerri live in Perry Hall. Contact Andrew at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Jones - Worship Leader
Josh joined Christ Fellowship Church in the summer of 2013. He grew up in Harford County and came to know Christ by the faithful witness of friends and family. Josh received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore and works in the defense industry. He has served as a worship leader for 19 years and has a passion to see congregations joyfully singing about who God is and what He has done through Christ. Josh and Danielle live in Jarrettsville with their 4 children.
Jill Dempsey - Administrative Coordinator
Jill has been a part of CFC since 2004. While she won't say it, one of her primary jobs is making the pastors look far better than they actually are! Jill manages most of the administration at CFC, and she also serves as a member of the Trustee board. Prior to coming to CFC, she and her husband, Doug, served as missionaries in Kenya for three years with their children: Luke, Hannah, Abigail and Sarah. Contact Jill at email@example.com
Christ Fellowship's leadership team is modeled after the New Testament pattern of each church having mutliple elders. The qualifications for the godly men who hold such a role are spelled out in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus chapter 1. For more detail about our understanding of elders click here. At CFC, the elder team is composed of the pastors as well as non-staff men from within the congregation.
Bill and his wife Lisa formerly attended a Non-Denominational church where they were both involved in several facets of church and ministry leadership. In the fall of 2011 they sensed a call from God to transition and were led to attend CFC. Bill, a previous teaching elder, has a strong passion for exegetical preaching, bi-vocational ministry, biblical marriage and apologetics in post-modern context. He has taken courses in Christ Centered Preaching, Biblical Theology, Christian Ethics, and Apologetics & Missiology from Covenant Theological Seminary and currently works full time in the Financial Services industry as a Technology Executive. Bill and Lisa consider themselves blessed to be the proud parents of twin teenagers Billy and Katie. Together the family makes their home in the Perry Hall area.
Ed and his family have attended Christ Fellowship since 2012. Ed grew up locally in a Christian home and put his faith in Christ Jesus at an early age. He attended the University of Maryland and Loyola College where he received his degrees in Education and School Counseling. He has been a high school counselor in Harford County since 1995. Ed lives in Bel Air with his wife, June, and his four kids, two of which were adopted from Taiwan in 2009. Ed’s heart is centered on building gospel-centered communities that make much of their Savior and resolve to know nothing but “Jesus Christ and Him crucified,” 1 Corinthians 2:2.