Ben Kurz

Rev. Ben Kurz has served at Faith since December 2009. He and his wife, Pam, met in college and ministered in central Florida for over a decade before moving to Lake City. Pastor Ben loves to teach and preach the Word of God and provide pastoral counseling. He is bivocational, teaching music full time at a local Christian school during the weekdays. Pam serves the church by overseeing the children's ministry and helping with church publications and communication. Pastor Ben and Pam have an adult son, BJ, who also loves the Lord and is active in lay ministry.



Merle Vunk

Rev. Merle and Sarian Vunk have served at Faith since 1987.  As missionary church planters, they originally came to Lake City to serve in a temporary role, but ended up staying for nearly three decades!  Pastor Vunk served as pastor of Faith for 25 years, and Mrs. Vunk worked in a nursing leadership role at the VA Hospital for many years.  Now in their retirement, they remain active in the church in the areas of music and teaching.