Pastors and Leadership
Todd Yates began as our Lead Pastor in September 2017. Pastor Todd has a BA from the University of Tennessee in Philosophy with a minor in Religious Studies. He has been an ordained Assemblies of God minister for 18 years. He and his wife, Shonda, have been married for 18 years and have two sons (12 yrs and 9 yrs). Todd is passionate about discipleship, helping others to discover their giftings and walk in their callings and multiplying the Kingdom! He is a comic collector and enjoys Lego construction with his boys. Previously, Todd and his wife, Shonda, had served as Chi Alpha Campus Missionaries for 17 years pioneering a ministry at the University of Kentucky.
Shonda is a certified minister with the Assemblies of God. She is passionate about Women's Ministries, evangelism/outreach and worship! She studied Social Work at the University of North Alabama. Shonda served as a U.S. missionary at the University of Kentucky for 17 years, on the KY District Women's Ministry committee and the KY Women in Ministry committee before coming to Franklin Park in September of 2017. She enjoys DIY projects and loves people!
Administration , Early Childhood Coordinator, and Deaconess
Mellanie and her husband, Daniel, have been with Franklin Park Church for 6 years. They have two daughters who are 8 years old. She has been an active volunteer in our children's ministry for newborns and pre-schoolers for five years and is our office administrator.
Elder, Ushers Ministry
Elder, Men's Fraternity (Men's discipleship)
Building , Grounds, and Deacon
Daniel is a hoosier native and has been part of our church for 6 years. He is in charge of keeping our building and grounds looking sharp along with actively volunteering in our newborn and pre-school classrooms. He and his wife were recently elected to be our first Deacon and Deaconess.