FBC Staff



Mike phay

Lead Pastor

Mike Phay was transplanted into the fertile Central Oregon soil prior to his first birthday. In the 2nd grade, he met his future bride, Keri, and promptly fell in love. They got married about 15 years later and hit the road for a 10-year adventure before returning to Prineville in 2007, and being called to the Lead role at FBC in 2017. Pastoral ministry, along with raising 5 kids (Emma, Caleb, Halle, Maggie, and Daisy), takes up the majority of his time and energy. However, Mike loves coffee dates with Keri, wrestling matches with his little girls, deep talks with his big kids, reading, writing, learning anything, tending bees, and riding his bike.


Melissa Barker

Music & Arts Director

In 2011, Melissa moved to Prineville with her husband Joe and their two sons, Birch and Riddley, to open a restaurant and brewery. They got involved at FBC where they immediately felt surrounded by community. They began serving in the music ministry, and a couple years later, Melissa was hired as the Music and Arts Director. One of Melissa’s favorite things about her job is seeing people use their individual, God-given, creative giftings to bring honor to God. In her spare time (which there doesn't ever seem to be quite enough of) Melissa enjoys reading, dancing, traveling, making music with friends, and spending time with her family.


Jenny Brooks

Children's Ministry Director

Jenny and her husband Ernie moved to Prineville in 2001 when Ernie got a job teaching Physical Education at Crook County Middle School and coaching at Crook County High School. Prineville has been home to them ever since, and they have loved and been loved well by this community. In the fall of 2013 Jenny became the office administrator at FBC, and in 2018 she took on the role of Children’s Ministry Director, and she's loving every minute of it! When she's not working at the church, Jenny loves serving our community and spending time with her husband and their two daughters, Grace and Lucy.


Eli Tomlinson

Youth Director

California grown, Eli met his sweetheart, Kayla, during his freshman year of college at Simpson University while studying Youth Ministry and Outdoor Leadership. Since getting married, Eli and Kayla have lived and adventured in Washington to work at a Christian camp, and Minnesota for Eli to pursue his Masters degree in Experiential Education. Three years ago, Eli and Kayla brought their two kids to Prineville to put down roots, thanking God for the many friends they've made, trails they've hiked, and beautiful Central Oregon sunsets.


Alicia Myers

Women's Ministry Director


 Alicia was born and raised in the beautiful fields of Indiana. She has always had a heart for service and ministry serving in many different capacities over the years. Her heart for ministry led her to study at Appalachian Bible College where she studied Theology and Camping Ministry. Alicia has been living in Prineville and attending FBC since 2015 and is excited to now serve the women of this church body. Alicia can be found adventuring in the great outdoors, reading a good book, doing a puzzle or spending time with people.

 Marc Gattey 

Director of Operations

Hailing from Santa Cruz, CA, Marc—along with his wife Maria and their two daughters—is a mainstay of FBC Prineville. With a background in electronics, having experience as staff for multiple camps and youth-related organizations, as well as serving on our Deacon Team, Marc is an irreplaceable member of our church family. And we just couldn't do without his sense of humor! In his spare time, Marc enjoys biking, getting pruny in his spa, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Dallas Hall

Director of Administrative Support
A/V & Media Director

Born and raised in the Portland Metro Area, Dallas, along with his wife Brittany, moved to Prineville in October 2017 when he was hired as the Director of Administrative Support at FBC. Dallas has been in the ministry for most of his life and has served in many different roles, from custodian to worship leader to administrator and beyond. It is Dallas’ desire to serve the Body of Christ in any way he can. Here at FBC that means providing administrative support to our various in-house ministries, overseeing our A/V department, and occasionally serving on the worship team. In his spare time, Dallas enjoys spending time with his wife, photography, woodworking, and making music.




Upcoming Events

Tue 4/20/21

The Rising

Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Our youth group ranges from 6th to 12th grade. Fun games, Bible-based teaching, worship, etc. We spend...

Thu 4/22/21

All-Church Prayer

Thursday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us on Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall as we pray for our church family and our community. We...

Sun 4/25/21

9:30 AM Sunday Worship Service

Sunday, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting the size of our Sunday services. If you want to attend...

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