Church Staff

Mark Horton, Senior Pastor

Pastor Mark Horton came to Faith United in January of 2011. He moved here from Corydon, Indiana where he had led the congregation for over 20 years. With almost 25 years of experience, Faith United becomes his third church to Pastor.

Pastor Mark is married to Joyce and they have four children, Laura, who graduated from Asbury College in 2004 and now resides in Washington, D.C.; twin boys Daniel, who works for the Chick-Fil-A corporation in Atlanta, Ga, Nathaniel who suffers with Cerebral Palsy and lives at home with his parents, and Joshua who passed away from an accident in 1995.

Pastor Mark became a Christian in 1982. He served 4 years in the United States Air Force then attended Covenant Foundation College where he received his training for the ministry.

He enjoys spending time with his family, teaching and preaching, interacting with people and reading early Methodist literature.

Eric Lynch, Music Director

I grew up in Overland Park, KS for all of my childhood and young adult years and I love all sports teams Kansas. I started playing piano when I was 5 and then I played in the school band starting in 5th grade and continued through 12th (played clarinet and alto/bari Saxophone) I picked up bass in high school and didn’t learn acoustic guitar until my sophomore year of college at Indiana Wesleyan University, when God called me to be a worship leader. I’ve always been involved at church especially with the music side of things, growing up with parents who were heavily involved with the worship team. Starting here at Faith United in July of 2011 was my first position as a worship pastor, but I’ve always served in the church on music teams since I can remember. As a family we were there pretty much every Sunday playing or singing for Jesus.

While being here at Faith United I met my wife, Cece and we’ve been blessed with two kids: our son Lincoln and daughter Eliza. Cece has been a champ at managing graduate school, raising two kids and becoming a teacher at JCTC. Pretty. Awesome. Gal.

I love Jesus, my family, friends, sports, homemade ice cream, chips & salsa, hiking, dogs not cats, laughing til I cry and of course music. My biggest influences for worship music are: Matt Redman, Kristian Stanfill, Chris Tomlin, Rend Collective and Hillsong. Psalm 145 rocks my socks.