About Us

Global missions is a core part of Faith Church. From supporting missionaries overseas, to serving internationals in our community, to sending short term teams, we see the good news about Jesus Christ transforming the world through the local church.








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Our Leadership

The Faith Missions committee advises and assists Faith Church in global missions and mission agency activities.

Aaron Birk


Pastor of Faith West Ministries - Faith Church

Pastor of International Ministries - Faith Church


B.S. – Accounting and Management, Purdue University
M.Div. – Faith Bible Seminary

Aaron is married to Tirzah and has four children: Zemirah, Boaz, Keziah, and Isaiah. Aaron is the Pastor Global Missions for Faith Church and Pastor of Faith West Ministries. Aaron oversees Faith Church West, international student and family ministries, missionaries, and short-term missions. He teaches in Faith’s Biblical Counseling Ministries and is certified as a biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

John Newlin


Director of Faith Global Missions - Global Missions

Director of Faith Global Missions - Faith Church


BS – Accounting, University of Southern Indiana
MS – Risk and Insurance, Butler University
MBA – Purdue University

John is the Director of Faith Global Missions. John has a Bachelor's degree in accounting, two masters degrees and and brings 20+ years of business experience to the table as the servant-leader of Faith Global Missions. On the ministry side, John has served in a number of leadership positions in a variety of church settings including a church plant that started in the Newlins' small second-story apartment and serving as youth leader, deacon, and biblical counselor in an established rural church.

John and his family have served at Faith since 2013 in a number of ways. John is excited for the opportunity to take the gospel to the nations not only in church planting but also in "teaching all that Jesus has commanded" through preaching, teaching, and biblical counseling.

Our Missions Committee

The missions committee serves by expanding global missions awareness to Faith Church, implementing Faith Church's global mission initiatives, and considering and evaluating global opportunities for partnership in the gospel.

The members of our Missions Committee are Michael Cantu, Ashish Dhingra, Nico Setiawan, Sarah Setiawan, Brock Russell, and John Newlin.

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