Staff



Bro. Gary Brown - Lead Pastor

Pastor Brown was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky. He graduated from Hazelgreen Academy in 1976 and attended Bible College in Cincinnati Ohio. He has been a senior pastor for 41 years in Kentucky and Ohio. Pastor Brown has been ordained with the First Church of God for 41 years with a total of 15 years in Bellefontaine. He is blessed to be married to his wife, Noretta, for 42 years. They have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren.








Bro. Ray Headings - Senior Adult Pastor







Drew Sutherin - Children's Ministry Director/Daycare Assistant Director

Drew grew up in Hardin County and graduated from Ridgemont in 2002. He received his degree in Pastoral Ministry from Ohio Christian University. He joined the Noah's Ark staff in 2018 and became the Children's Ministry Director at BFCOG shortly after that. He lives in Hardin county with his two amazing children, Jackson & Adeline.

Favorite verses

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:8







Lisa Snapp - Children's Ministry Assistant








Carly Davis - Youth Ministry Director

Carly Davis was born and raised in Logan county.

Carly has her degree in Biblical studies. She is also perusing a Master's Degree in Ministry and Christian Counseling at Ohio Christian University Seminary.

Carly and her husband, Anthony Davis, have been the youth directors at BFCOG since 2018.

Carly disciples and homeschools their three children Nevaeh, Nessa, and Neriah





Abigail Cook - Worship Director

Abigail was born and raised in Logan County, Ohio. She graduated from Indian Lake High School in 2011 and will graduate from Hondros School of Nursing in 2022. She began leading worship in 2017, at West Liberty Church of God, and in 2020, Abigail then followed God’s call to BFCOG, where she now leads us in Worship! Abigail recently married Cj Cook and they reside in Marysville, OH with their Goldendoodle, Elsa!









Andrea Torsell - Noah's Ark Daycare Executive Director








Shantell Newcomb - Office Manager/Church Treasurer/Daycare Treasurer

Shantell was born and raised in Logan county. She graduated from Jackson Center High School in 1988. She and her husband, Marty, were married in 1989. They have 4 children; Nathan, Abigail, Elizabeth and Zachary and 7 grandchildren. She has attended BFCOG since October of 2011. Shantell has been employed with BFCOG since 2015.






Ashley Nichelson - Church Office Assistant

Ashley grew up in Hardin County, graduating from Kenton High School in 2000. She then received a BS in Athletic Training from Wilmington College in 2004. Ashley was employed as a Licensed Athletic Trainer from 2005-2018. She was led to BFCOG in 2017 and has been a regular attendee ever since. Ashley has worked in the Church office since November of 2019. Ashley is married to Scott and they reside in Logan County with their 2 children, Nora and Liam.








Fred Hudson - Maintenance