We Are Family

We are pastored by our founding shepherd John Aitken and his wife Sarah, who love God and each other with their whole hearts. They’re a blended family of six and have two beautiful grandchildren.    

Pastors John and Sarah firmly believe that God is for people, no matter what they’ve been into or what life has thrown at them.  They believe there’s hope for everyone who’s willing to truly give their lives to Him and to submit to following Him, and they count it a privilege and joy to shepherd some of the greatest hope dealers on the planet!    

We’d love for you to join us this Sunday or pop in for a Wednesday night to check us out.  We think you’ll find us to be a pretty down-to-earth, friendly bunch. 

You can come as you are, whether you’re in a suit and tie or jeans and t-shirt.  We’re definitely not hung up on wearing the “right” clothes or living in a specific neighborhood.  We love God and we love people and we’re continually amazed at what God is doing through this church family.

John Aitken

Senior Pastor

Sarah Aitken

Senior Pastor

Our Leadership Team

At Faith Center, we’re family.  We operate on the basis of relationships, not rules.  We believe all ministry flows out of relationships.  As a family, we’re not a democracy (majority rule), therefore, decisions are not made by the majority vote of our members. 

We follow the biblical form of government called Theocratic Rule (God rule).  In a theocracy, all leaders are representative leaders for God and His kingdom, not their own selfish interests or personal benefit.  God anoints and appoints a visionary leader (like Moses, David, Jesus, Peter, Paul) and surrounds that leader with a team of gifted and committed leaders to assist in the fulfillment of the mission. 

Our leadership functions together with balance and accountability in a multi-layered structure for the health and growth of the family.  Our leadership structure is comprised of the following:

  • Apostolic Overseers – A Father’s covering and protection.
  • Elders – Five-fold pastoral leadership equipping the family for ministry.
  • Trustees – Financial leadership and stewardship.

Our Staff

Karissa Bagwell

Children’s Ministry Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Karissa began attending Faith Center’s Youth Group back in 2006 and has basically never left.  Actually, she went to ministry school in 2011 at Bethel Atlanta School of Supernatural Ministry. There, she completed a three-year program in Children’s Ministry and Leadership. She also holds an associate of arts degree from West Kentucky Community & Technical College.

One of our core beliefs as a church is that leaders should never take the place of the parents in the home; rather, they should support the parents and equip them to fulfill their role as godly leaders so kids look to them first for direction.  God has given Karissa a tremendous heart for kids and their parents for this very purpose.  She pours her heart into growing kids in their faith and encouraging parents to be confident in their ability to lead their children well.  Karissa is also kinda a big kid herself and she keeps us laughing and encouraged every single day!


Alvin & Linda Moore

Bill & Holly Griffin

Danny & Christie

Jim & Susan Lewis

Kelly & Yvonne Robinson

Loren & Joan Biggers


Barry & Lisa Driver

Bill & Tina Harris

David Booth

Dwayne & Tonya Watson

Gregg & Charisse Cates