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 and Nathan Bell host a weekly podcast- THESE GO TO 11- on various biblical and cultural questions Sunday mornings just don't allow time for. You can access it at ITunes or at Podbean. You can follow him on Twitter @DutchDawgyDawg
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.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Jerry and his wife, Cynthia, have been at CFC since the summer of 2006. Jerry grew up in Parkville, has a degree from the University of MD in Emergency Health Services and has owned/operated a home remodeling and renovation business. Jerry’s desire is to constantly grow in the Lord, to serve Him, his family, and God’s people as best as he can, in whatever way that God ordains, so that others can come to know Him more fully and respond as in John 10:3, “He calls His own sheep by name and leads them…” Jerry and Cynthia continue to reside in Parkville and have a son, Kelly, and a daughter, Lacey.
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 Covent 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.