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Pastor Mike Fabarez

Senior Pastor

Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church.

Mike and his wife Carlynn grew up in Long Beach, California, attending high school together and then the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Pastor Mike graduated from Moody with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Theology. Mike and Carlynn also attended the University of Arizona with Carlynn receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education. Pastor Mike earned his Master’s Degree from Talbot School of Theology and a Doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary in California.

Carlynn and Mike have three children, Matthew, John and Stephanie.

Mike is the author of several books including: Getting It RightWhy the Bible?, Praying for Sunday, Preaching that Changes Lives, Saturday’s Hope, Bible Survey for KidsBeyond Bible BasicsResolved to Follow ChristLifelines for Tough TimesRaising Men Not Boys and 10 Mistakes People Make about Heaven, Hell and the Afterlife.

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Administrative Staff

Ruth Staggs

Assistant to Pastor Mike
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Laurie Couch

Human Resources Coordinator
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Focal Point Ministries Podcast

Focal Point Radio Ministries, Inc. is the Bible teaching ministry of Dr. Mike Fabarez, proclaiming the depths of Scripture on the radio, online, and in print.

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The Bible repeatedly calls the principal leaders of the church by three descriptive names. All three of these titles are used synonymously in the New Testament and help to communicate the job of these men who together provide spiritual direction and administrative oversight for the church.