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Bob Froese

Senior Pastor


Jeremiah 20:9 "...His Word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not." God has placed in Pastor Bob Froese a burning zeal to preach the message of hope - the message of Jesus Christ crucified, buried, risen, present and returning. After an 18-year career as a professional athlete and coach in the National Hockey League, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. God has blessed Pastor Bob with a unique ability to gather people, orient them toward a goal and guide them in accomplishing that goal – and that goal is to glorify God. Together with his wife Ruth, they praise God for the privilege of serving Him at Faith Fellowship Church.

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Kurt Froese

Director of Children's Ministries

Office: (716) 759-6632 ext. 16

Kurt’s goal for our children’s ministry at FFC is to see each young person we come in contact with be taught the Bible in a way that directs them to a relationship with Jesus Christ. Our ministry is full of people who have that same goal. Kurt began working at FFC in 2013 as an intern, and has since been given the privilege to serve as Director of Children and Family Ministries. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Liberty University. He is working toward a Master of Divinity from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. Kurt enjoys cycling in his spare time and loves to play ice hockey. He is married to his best friend, Alex, and together they have a French bulldog named Zorro. 

  • B.S., Religion: Biblical and Theological Studies, Liberty University
  • M.Div., (in progress) Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto
  • Certified Biblical Counselor

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Jim Woodard



Elder Jim Woodard was born in the Western New York area and has resided here for most of his life. He was one of the founding members of Faith Fellowship Church. Jim’s educational background includes a BS. degree from the University of Georgia and an MS. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Areas of ministry, where Jim has served, or is serving, include Missions Committee member, Sunday School teacher, as well as Elder. Jim, and his wife Carole, have been married for over 51 years. Carole also has a BS degree from Geneseo State College and an MS degree from Canisius College. Carole serves, alongside Jim, on the Missions Committee, as well as having worked in the Sunday School. She currently teaches a ladies Bible study. This couple has been blessed with 3 sons: Jeffrey (Becky); Steven (Lisa); and Daniel (Julie). They also have 7 grandchildren.

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Steve Woodard



Steven grew up in nearby Alden, NY where he resides today. He was raised in a Christian home and is a founding member of FFC. He is a graduate of Liberty University with a B.S. in finance as well as an MBA from the University of Buffalo. Steve is President & CEO of a local bank. He has served as Treasurer, Deacon and Sunday School teacher at FFC. He is married to Lisa and they have two sons, Parker and Casey.

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Rick Williamson



“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.” Philippians 3:10
This verse along with verses 8 & 9 would be the prayer of Rick’s heart as he has the privilege to serve as an Elder here at FFC. There may be no greater imitation of Jesus Christ than to biblically lead those to whom God has called. Rick and his wife Tammy, who have been married for over 30 years, are Charter Members of FFC. They have had the blessing to witness the faithfulness of God through the physical, and more importantly spiritual, growth of the Body of Christ. It has been a joy for them to serve with others and to see the work of God accomplished within our midst, in the community and into the whole world. Rick currently teaches and oversees the Sunday School Bible Classes and the Van Ministry. He also looks forward to teaching the Bible lessons each year during VBS. Rick is the Chapter Chair of a local Labor Union and is employed as a Field Representative. He and Tammy have three children, Brandon (Ashley), Aaron and Sarah, and three grandchildren Jacob, Scarlett and Emma.

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Brian Wright



Romans 14:12-13 (NKJV) - "So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way. " Brian Wright has been married to Randa for 25 years and together they have 3 kids who love the Lord, Tahleen, Maya, and Raffi.  They have lived in Buffalo since 1991, and have been committed broken servants at FFC since 2007.  Brian has been employed by Brook Anco Corporation since 1990, and has served as the company’s president since 2001. His work provides a great opportunity to examine and be examined under a microscope. Brian has some education (Paul V Moore High School, Ithaca College, Cornell University) and needs more. Most of all, he’s thankful for the anvil of God’s grace that’s making him look more like his Father.