Eric and Heather Umsted are the pastors of Circle of Faith Ministries and have been serving together in various ministries since marrying in 1994. They were part of the founding of CoFM in 2000 when a group of believers formed the new church and began holding services. Eric began serving as the youth pastor and in 2007 became pastor. Heather has a heart for worship and has served as the worship leader since the founding of the church.
Eric and Heather have five birth children and five others the Lord has entrusted them with for a season. They span from preschool to the twelveth grade and are all home-schooled. While Heather works hard to keep the children learning and making their appointments, Eric works as a maintenance superintendent for a local business.
Eric and Heather desire to have a church where people can grow closer to God in a family atmosphere. It is our prayer that the Kingdom of God be increased. This will be accomplished by exhorting believers to respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit in times of teaching, worship, and prayer.
Our Statement of Beliefs:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly and holy life.
We believe that the only way to eternal life is through maintaining an ongoing and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.