Our Staff

Richie Clendenen            Email

Senior Pastor

Richie Clendenen is the Senior pastor of Christian Fellowship Church. He had been on staff as associate pastor for several years before becoming the Senior Pastor. Richie is a graduate of School of Ministry and also attended Christ for the Nations Bible Institute. He and his wife Jenny, are the parents of two sons, Trey and Liam.  

Damian Praniuk            Email

Associate  Pastor

Damian was born in Cordoba, Argentina, the son of a third generation minister.  As a child he grew up under the revival and ministry of Carlos Anacondia and experienced many signs and wonders that marked his life. In 2013, he and his family moved to KY to be the associate pastor of Christian Fellowship Ministries.  He now presides over the chapel ministry of CFS, helps develop young worship teams, nurtures a church planting movement in Argentina with the help of World Missions and Evangelism, and serves in many capacities at Christian Fellowship Ministries. Damian and Shellie have 3 children together, Isaiah, Seth & Celeste. 

Trevor and Rebekah Crocker            Email

Youth Pastor

Trevor Crocker is the Youth Pastor of Christian Fellowship Ministries and Rebekah is the accounts payable secretary at CFM. She has attended church here since early childhood and graduated from CFS. Trevor and Rebekah, also volunteer their time to various ministries within the church every week. They are most passionate about equipping and discipling young people to fulfill their God given abilities and talents by helping them know God and and share that love with others. Together they have five beautiful girls and are a great blessing to CFM. 

Tyler & Lindsey Ryan        Email

Children's Pastors

Tyler & Lindsey Ryan, are CFM's Children pastors.  Tyler is a teacher at Christian Fellowship School and is affectionately called "Coach T" since he served as the basketball coach for many years. Tyler & Lindsey also own Color of Light Salon in Benton, KY. They have 4 children, Mariah, Ava, Layla & Taven.

Scott Wagner            Email

CFM Administrative Pastor

Scott Wagner had served on the staff of Christian Fellowship Church as associate pastor since 2001. He now serves as the Financial Administrator. Scott and his wife, Melissa, are the parents of four grown children: Megan, Garrison, Jackson, and Maggie.

Joy Tarnowski           Email

Community Life Pastor

Joy began working as the secretary at Christian Fellowship in early 2017 and in the spring of 2023 was added to the pastoral staff. She has grown up in CFM and served in many areas prior to this position. She also leads our young adult group. Joy has a heart for missions and plans on living on the foreign mission field in the future.

Bill Rowley            Email

Administrator/Principal, Christian Fellowship School

Bill Rowley has been in the education field for 25 years, several years as the principal of Christian Fellowship School and now serves as the Financial Administrator for CFS as well. Bill is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A. in Chemistry and of Murray State University with a M.A. in secondary education. He further graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute where he received a firm Biblical foundation. Bill and his wife, Freda, have one daughter, Rachel.

J.T. Parish            Email

Founding Pastor

Dr. J.T. Parish was the Founding Pastor of Christian Fellowship Church. He further served on the Church Leadership Council, as Chairman of the Board of World Missions and Evangelism, and President of the School of Ministry. Dr. Parish went on to be with the Lord in February of 2023. 

Jill Fletcher          Email


Jill joined our staff in 2023, but has been around Christian Fellowship School and Church for over 20 years. She has been married to Matt Fletcher for 27 years. Together they have 3 children, Abbie, Emma & Brady.