Faith Bible Church Staff

    A. Wayne Lowe

    Lead Teaching Pastor

    Born and raised in Bermuda, Wayne met his wife, Barb, at Philadelphia College of the Bible. They were married in 1978 and have five children: Stephen, Tim (Samantha), Heather (Chris), Jonathan, and Meghan (Zach) and six grandchildren. As a family they enjoy sporting activities, games and reading.

    Wayne graduated from PCB in 1979 with a B.Sc. in Bible and Christian education. He completed his Master of Divinity degree at Grace Theological Seminary in 1983 and he has been in pastoral ministry ever since. The Lowes moved to Cincinnati in August 1998 after Wayne was called to serve as Senior Pastor at FBC. One of Wayne's special interests is teaching Bible and theology classes here at Faith Bible Church as well as training current and future pastors in various parts of the world.

    Rick Bush

    Executive Pastor

    Rick was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, and attended Bowling Green State University (OH). There he met Melissa, and they were married in January 1993. Rick and Melissa served for 13 years on the staff of Student Venture, the high school outreach of Cru, where Rick served most recently as the Cincinnati Metro Director.

    He worked as associate pastor of administration at FBC from 2006 to 2011, at which time he and his family moved to Kandern, Germany. While there, Rick taught in the high school Bible Department at Black Forest Academy. He rejoined the FBC as an interim youth pastor in September 2013. As Executive Pastor, his current responsibilities include Staff Leadership, Small Groups, Connections, Communications, Child Protection, and Administration.

    Rick and Melissa have four children, and as a family they enjoy swimming, bike rides, the Zoo, and Kings Island. Rick enjoys golf, running, PB&J, and Sunday afternoon naps.

    Mark Lopez

    Associate Pastor of Student Ministries

    Along with his wife Catherine and son Elijah, Mark moved to Cincinnati in March 2014 to serve the youth and families of FBC. A graduate of Geneva Reformed Seminary (MDiv) and Bob Jones University (M.A. Theology), Mark most recently served as campus pastor/ministry intern at University Baptist Church in Clemson, SC, along with serving as a chaplain and volunteer for the fire department at Clemson University.

    "My burden for ministry is discipleship," says Mark. He desires that students will own their own faith and pursue spiritual growth, not just look to adults to do the “spiritual” work. He particularly enjoys meeting with students one-on-one to share Scripture with them.

    Mark dabbles in music and photography, loves the outdoors, and enjoys any and all time spent with his wife and four sons (Elijah, Gabriel, Roman and Isaiah).

    Buck Wardle

    Associate Pastor of Shepherding and Family Care

    Our newest addition to the pastoral team is Buck Wardle. Before coming to Cincinnati in October 2018, Buck had been the founding and lead pastor at Christ’s Church in Martinsville, Virginia since 1994. He and his wife Laurie have been married for over 30 years and have three adult children who are all married and walking with the Lord.

    “I love helping people connect with God through His Word, as well as deepen in their relationships with one another through Gospel-centered community. I love bringing the Word to bear, whether teaching publicly, leading a small group discussion, or counseling/mentoring one on one.”

    James Kenniv

    Associate Pastor of Worship & Media Arts

    James joined the staff of FBC in January 2016. He graduated from Taylor University with a BA in Music Theory/Composition in 1990. He has served as a worship leader and music director for several churches and through an association with the National Bible Bee (2010-2015), James had the opportunity to write hundreds of Scripture Memory songs used by students throughout the country. He and his wife Kristen have led several community choirs providing musical opportunities for kids, youth, and adults.

    James and Kristen were married in 1991 and currently live in Lebanon, OH. They have seven children: Kaity (Luke), Josiah (Grace), Jake, Abby, Evvy, Josh, and Jovan, and two grandchildren.