Meet the staff at FBC Groveport!
Dr. Greg Cooper, Senior Pastor
Greg came to FBC in 1998 as the Senior Pastor. He is a native Ohio-an born and raised in Newark. He and his wife Marla have two daughters, Stacy and Marissa, and two beautiful grandchildren. Greg’s life calling is to help build significant lives through teaching people how to implement God’s word in every area of their lives. His teaching style is very relaxed and practical.
Greg graduated from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Tennessee with a Doctor of Ministry degree, and also holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a psychology degree from Bluefield College in Virginia.
In his spare time, Greg loves to play golf and ride on his motorcycle with his wife Marla. Greg’s least favorite thing to do? Working in the yard. He loves the Rocky movies, pizza, and his tiny dog named Ozzie.
Josh Staley, Worship Arts Director
Josh grew up in Kansas City, and he and his wife Michelle moved to Columbus in March 2014 where he has been on staff at FBC Groveport ever since. He graduated from Cedarville University in 2012 with a degree in Worship Arts, and is a skilled guitarist, studio producer, and live sound technician.
Josh is passionate about truth-based worship that points all the glory to God where it belongs. He married his beautiful wife Michelle in September 2013, and their two dogs, Duke and Ellee, keep them on their toes. In his spare time, Josh enjoys playing soccer (but he is not as good as EL JEFE’, our youth leader). He is slightly obsessed with Apple products and would eat at Chipotle every day… if you’d like to take him.
Jeff Krigbaum, Student Ministries Leader
Jeff grew up in Canal Winchester, OH and has been a member of FBC Groveport since 1998. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Physical Education in 2004. Jeff is the Director and Founder of Pride Soccer Club, which is a competitive youth soccer organization of around 500 players based in Canal Winchester. After several years volunteering in student ministry he joined the FBC staff as the youth leader in 2008. Jeff is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, who is an elementary school teacher, and they have three lively sons keeping them on their toes. During his free time, Jeff enjoys playing sports, working out, camping, kayaking and spending time with his family.
Lisa Norman, Administrative Assistant
Lisa has been attending FBC since conception (hers) — she was two weeks old when her parents starting bringing her to church. She was born and raised in the Groveport area graduated from Groveport Madison High School in 1984. She met her husband, Eric Norman on a blind date and they married two years later in 1991. Eric is a firefighter for the City of Columbus.
Lisa has been working at FBC since April 2001 as the Administrative Assistant for the Senior Pastor and the Worship Pastor. She very much enjoys the pastors she works for (She kind of has to say that, doesn’t she?) and her co-workers.
Her likes: Snicker’s, strawberries, flip flops, macadamia nut cookies, sandals, laughing, reading, water skiing, boots, warm weather…did she mention shoes?, traveling, thunderstorms, the ocean, shopping, and her dog Ziggie.
Her dislikes: raisins, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, cold weather, black licorice, crazy drivers, scary movies, bats and spiders.
Her hobbies: spending time at Seneca Lake – boating, skiing and sunning with her hubby, friends and family.
Barb Reece, Financial Administrator
Barbara was born and raised in Columbus Ohio. She was a graduate of Groveport Madison High School in 1986 and a graduate of Nationwide Beauty Academy in 1987. She is a licensed cosmetologist who specialized in skin and nail care. She retired from this industry after 19 great years.
Barbara is married to Jim Reece. They were married in August 1989, and were blessed with 2 wonderful children (Austin and Briana) and then were blessed again in 2007 when Willie adopted Barb and Jim to be his new family. Willie and his wife Elizabeth blessed them with a grandchild in 2012.
Barbara received Christ and was baptized at FBC in Dec of 1996, and she and her family have attended FBC ever since. After retiring from cosmetology, God had a new direction for her life and she joined the church staff in July 2006 as the Financial Administrator.
Her likes: Reese cups, Oreo ice cream, shoes, shopping and a clean house!
Her dislikes: mean people, surgery, liver and onions and a dirty house.
Her hobbies: spending time with family, motorcycle riding with husband, crafts, tangle-word puzzles and watching movies.