Pastors & Staff

Monte & Peggy Knudsen

Senior Pastors

Pastors Monte & Peggy Knudsen have a burning compassion for raising up leaders in the ministry, teaching parents how to raise their children, showing families how to manage their finances, how to become overcomers, and helping them to follow God’s plan for their lives. Their sermons are full of wisdom, knowledge, and compassion, with easy-to- understand steps from the Bible that truly change lives.
In ministry since 1980, they has traveled all around the world preaching, teaching and singing about what it takes to become a victorious Christian.  

Gary & Shannon Van Nyhuis

Associate Pastor

We joined the ministry staff at FCOC in 2001 as children’s ministers; transitioned to Associate Pastor/ music minister, 2006.
In 2015, my friend and I recorded/produced a praise project/cd as Every Knee, “Near to Your Heart” & we still occasionally write. When I’m away from church, I enjoy: sports, biking, fishing, hunting, our local Rec Center, Air1 radio, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate & family times.
 I’m a 1991 alumni of Buena Vista Univ. in Storm Lake Iowa and a 1997 graduate of Rhema Bible Training College in Broken Arrow, OK.

Dillan & Jesse Eborg

Youth Pastor

Our focus is youth. We have a passion to ENCOURAGE teens, help EQUIP them in their spiritual journey and EMPOWER their life in CHRIST.
We joined the staff of FCOC in August of 2022. I have worked in many leadership positions throughout my life in many different capacities. I graduated from Rhema Bible Training College in 2022 after studying pastoral studies. We have a passion to help young people find their
My wife and I got married in 2019 and have 2 daughters as well

Josh & Chandler Ortiz

Children's Director

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Brant & Bethany Knudsen

Media Pastor

Brant joined the team in 2010. Having been in the church all of his life, coming home was the right fit to help launch FCOC satellite campuses and develop the media department.
Brant has worked in media for several different national & international ministries before joining the team at FCOC. Brant has also worked to develop radio broadcasts for churches as well as the producer of the Empowerment 15 broadcast. 
Married to his beautiful wife, Bethany, they have two children.  

Currently Hiring  

Minister of Music

We are in search of a worship leader.