Pastor John Essig has served at Fellowship Christian Church since 1978. He has a B.A from Wittenberg and Theology M.A. from Wheaton. John's involvement began in Fellowship's early years when a youth ministry called the One Way House. John was a Quarter Horse Jockey in the 70’s and then a co-owner of an RV and Auto Repair shop. He is active in the Springfield community notably in the past as the founder of the Springfield Community Youth Center (1983-1995). Currently as the Emmanuel Christian Academy Pastoral Accountability Board (since 1999) and most recently as a volunteer Chamber Ambassador. In addition to his pastoral calling, John is also in the IT technology business world with his company YourStor.com founded in 2000. John has been married to his wife, Betsy, since 1986 and they have one son, Michael. Currently, his ministries at Fellowship include Preaching, Community Outreach Liaison, Sunday Upper Valley Core and Ministry Teams Pastor, Ministry to Men Pastor, Information and Technology Director, and more.