The Associate Pastor of Student Ministry Search Committee has unanimously recommended Steve Lancaster to fill this role, and the elders have adopted the recommendation.
Steve and his wife Abby currently live in Fishers, IN. Both graduated from Taylor University. Steve currently serves as the 7th/8th Grade Pastor at Northview Church’s main campus in Carmel, IN. He loves running, playing soccer, reading, and hosting game nights with friends. Both Steve and Abby are passionate about the local church and love spending time with Jr. High Students. They enjoy exploring new places together, and are excited about the possible adventure of starting at First Free!

There will be two open forums for people to meet Steve, hear his testimony, and ask him questions. 

  • Saturday, March 23, at 10 am (Room 110)
  • Saturday, March 23, at 4 pm (Room 110)
The congregational meeting and vote will be:
  • Sunday, March 24, at 10:15 am (Main Auditorium)
The congregational meeting and confirmation vote will be held between services on March 24. Anyone can attend the meeting, but only members can vote. Please do your best to be on time. When you arrive at the meeting, you will need to sign-in, and pick up a ballot. There will be multiple sign-in tables in the auditorium.
If you have questions for Steve, we encourage you to take the opportunity to get those answered at the forums rather than at the congregational meeting so that the meeting can proceed in a timely manner.
From the Search Committee:
“The Search Team was thrilled to find someone who fit our job description so perfectly. We think Steve will have a blast helping young people discover and fall in love with Jesus. Steve cares about students and wants to be sure he and the Junior High leadership team invest in and develop each student personally. Steve has a passion for, and a great track record of, developing and leading lay and student volunteer leaders. He is experienced in running a Junior High ministry much larger than ours (but with events, programs and teaching that is similar to First Free), and he has also learned has some really good additional features that might enhance our programs. Steve and Don have known each other for years, share ministry philosophies and work styles, and will make a great team.”