Our Leaders

Pastor Mark Wheeler became our Senior Pastor in September 2012. Mark is originally from Colorado and grew up in Southern California. He has served churches in Illinois, Washington, and here. Mark & Carol have been married since December 1980. They have three adult children, two son-in-laws, and one grandchild. If you’d like to know more details about his education and experience, read his resume, Wheeler-Mark RESUME – March 2022 , or consult his blog, On Target.

Pastor Justin Harper will join our staff on December 29, 2023. Justin will serve as Senior Associate Pastor. In September 2025, Justin will transition into the role of Senior Pastor, when Pastor Mark steps aside. Justin and Rebekka were married in 2011 and have two boys.



Robin Dolbow serves as a volunteer to lead our Children’s Ministry. Robin Dolbow has served in our Children’s Ministry for over 20 years and joined our staff in 2016. Robin and Doug have two teenagers and reside here in Chicopee. 

Stan Kulig, Doug McVeigh, Doug Dolbow, and Pastor Mark serve as the Elders of FCBC.