Meet the Team
Pastor Daniel and Maria Crosby
Daniel Crosby attended Bible school at Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, OK, in 1985 and received hands on local church experience at Victory Christian Center, a mega church in Tulsa. Dan began overseas ministry with Victory Christian Center in 1987. Dan was the Acquire the Fire Director at Teen Mania Ministries for a couple years and then helped to start a short -term missions organization called Big World Ventures. Feeling called to the local church, he was asked to be an associate pastor at a 1,200 member church in Northwest Indiana. He began Fuel International, a short-term missions organization, in 1996 in partnership with the local church. Dan has traveled to over 25 nations of the world doing short-term missions. He graduated from Regent University with a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Maria has also traveled to about 20 nations of the world doing short-term missions. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a bachelor’s in Spanish Education. Maria grew up in a pastor’s home and as a young person helped with children’s ministry, music ministry, and youth ministry. Maria also assisted Dan in his ministry endeavors with Teen Mania, Big World Ventures, and Fuel International. Dan and Maria enjoy spending time with their family hiking, skiing, watching television and movies, and eating out. Dan and Maria have two teenagers, Seth and Alyzsa, who are involved in ministry with them. Seth is presently a student at Oral Roberts University and Alyzsa is a senior in high school.
Joy Syme is a highly committed, dedicated musician who works with a pool of worship team members to bring the church body into the presence of the Holy Spirit through worship.
Jeff Syme coordinates the technology for the Sunday evening service along with training other media and sound team members.
Connection and Adventure Group Coordinator
Larry Post coordinates the Connection Team for the Sunday morning services. He coordinates an amazing team of volunteers who makes sure that you have signs, banner, bulletins, and hugs each Sunday evening service! Larry is also the coordinator of the Adventure Group. Want to hike, rock climb, or ice climb? Larry is the guy!
Feeling a little hungry? Maria Crosby makes sure you have coffee, donuts, and other snacks before the service begins each Sunday evening. She coordinates a fun team of people who want to make you feel at home overtime you walk through the doors!
Website…logos…banners…business cards…flyers…are the creation of our one and very own graphic designer, Shane Mikus! Shane and his family were part of the Fuel Launch Team and continue to be a pillar at Fuel Church.
Mary Ellen Crosby is the bookkeeper for Fuel Church and the Treasurer for Fuel International, Inc. She has worked in accounting for 30+ years at Oral Roberts University and donates her skills and expertise to both Fuel Church and Fuel International.
Fuel Tots and Kids Coordinator
Bengetta Chapman creatively coordinates the teaching teams and curriculum for ages 0-12 years old. She has a masters degree in Education and many years of teaching experience.
The Underground Leadership
Jim and Sarah McMillian oversee The Underground, but it is student led by The Core Underground, a group of teens and young adults. The Core Underground lead the worship and discussion groups, runs sound and media, and they plan the events and outreaches. The stats show that students who are involved in student-led ministry are much more likely to remain in church after they graduate from high school.