Board of Directors

The following people serve in leadership positions within Faith Legacy Foundation. FLF Directors are elected to three-year terms while the Executive Director is selected by the directors. Fund management for the foundation is handled through a Certified Financial Planner at Smith Barney, Lafayette.

Arvid Olson

Roles

Director of Development - Faith Ministries

Executive Director - Faith Legacy Foundation

Deacon - Faith Church

Board Member - Faith Christian School

Bio

B.F.A. - NC School of the Arts
M.A. - Purdue University
C.F.R.M. - Indiana University School of Philanthropy

Arvid is Faith Ministries’ Director of Development. He joined Faith in 1979 and returned in 2003; his wife, Edris, joined in 2000. Arvid co-created and serves in both the Lafayette Living Nativity and the Lafayette Passion Play. He also teaches classes in Faith Community Institute and serves in the Proclaimer’s ABF.  Arvid is currently a Faith Church deacon and is on the board of Faith Christian School. He is the Executive Director of Faith Legacy Foundation, Inc. Arvid also sits on two Greater Lafayette Commerce boards along with the Federal Government Committee.

Greg Boyer

Roles

Director - Faith Legacy Foundation

Deacon - Faith Church

Bio

Greg works as an insurance agent for Bill C. Brown Associates and American United Life. He is the past president and a current board member of the Lafayette chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Greg is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette and is a member of the Purdue Student Union Board Alumni Association and Purdue Alumni Association. Greg and Barb have been members since 2001. Greg currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Faith Legacy Foundation, Inc. and serves on the Finance Committee.

Dr. Steve Viars

Roles

Senior Pastor - Faith Church

Director - Faith Legacy Foundation

Bio

B.S.: Pre-Seminary & Bible, Baptist Bible College (Now Clarks Summit University)
M.Div.: Grace Theological Seminary
D.Min.: Biblical Counseling, Westminster Theological Seminary

Dr. Steve Viars has served at Faith Church in Lafayette, IN since 1987. Pastor Viars leads and equips Faith Church as Senior Pastor with a focus on preaching and teaching God’s Word and using his organizational skills in guiding the implementation of the Faith Church mission and vision. He oversees the staff, deacons, and all Faith Church ministries. Dr. Viars serves on the boards of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, Biblical Counseling Coalition, Vision of Hope, and the Faith Community Development Corporation. Steve is the author, co-author, or contributor to six books and numerous booklets. He and his wife, Kris, were married in 1982 and have two married daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.

Read Steve Viars’ Journey to Faith for the full account of how the Lord led Pastor Viars to Faith Church.

View Pastor Viars' Salvation Testimony Video