Board of Directors
The board of directors is the governing authority of Our Father’s Project, and it is responsible for supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of our organization. The Board determines our general policies, actively promotes our goals and objectives, raises funds, and supervises finances.
Mark has decades of experience in both church leadership and in the business world—and he’s funny.
Mark is originally from Akron, Ohio, and accepted Christ in 1973. He married his wife, Jan, in 1984, and they have 2 grown children, A.J. and Jennie.
Currently, Mark is the director of small groups at Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington, Ohio. He has also served there as the Director of Student Ministries and Director of Leadership. He also often preaches the Sunday morning messages, and is a gifted communicator both to small and large groups.
He is owner of Phillips Wealth Management, a financial advising firm.
Paul started as a volunteer several years ago with Our Father’s Project, where he has served in many different areas. We have enjoyed his inspirational teaching on Friday nights that challenges our young people to lead Godly lives.
When not teaching, Paul can be found praying with our young people, offering words of encouragement, running the van routes, and working in whatever other area that is needed. He brings a positive impact to the board through his sound Godly wisdom, heart for serving others, wisdom through offering implementation strategies, and recruiting other leaders.
Paul and his wife, Cheryl, serve at Zion Christian Fellowship in Powell on the worship team and the welcome team. Paul owns his business, Starfleet Wholesale.
Since 1986, Steve and his wife, Wanda, have dedicated their lives to providing compassionate ministry to the poor and homeless living in inner-city Columbus, Ohio. Their ministries, The Better Way and The Garden Church, were well-recognized for cutting-edge urban ministry, located in the heart of Columbus’ Short North District.
Under the leadership of Steve and Wanda, these organizations provided practical assistance and ministry to several hundred thousand people. It was not uncommon for over 40,000 hot meals to be served each year, as well as providing groceries for 10,000 families, in addition to hundreds of new blankets, tents, and sleeping bags to those “living on the land.”
Steve has been a partner with Our Father’s Project over the years, offering to allow us to have our Friday night meetings in the Garden Church facility. As a friend and mentor, he has helped our organization tremendously.