Pastor Josef (Yossi) Shalev was born in Romania during the communist era, emigrated to Israel in 1986 with his family. In Israel, he became a believer in Jesus Christ, where he started to become more serious about his walk with Christ. God through circumstances in Israel brought him to study at Toccoa Falls College in GA, where he met his wonderful wife Christy. He graduated with a BA in Biblical Studies and later to follow a position of a Youth Pastor and now pastoring Faith Alliance Church. He is blessed to have three boys and one girl. Following the move to Lynchburg, he graduated from LU with a MA in Church Planting and Revitalization. In his spare time, he enjoys breaking things as much as building and fixing things.
Milton Brown graduated from Toccoa Falls in 1961 with a degree in missions. Milken spent 45 years in Ecuador as a missionary and a dorm parent. He came to Faith Alliance Church in 2008 where he serves as an associate pastor, elder, cook and bottle washer. Milton has two children. Richard, his son, is active in Ministry in South America with Inca link. In his free time Milton likes bowling ping pong and spending time with friends.
My name is Joshua Finley. I am originally from the DMV area outside Washington D.C. and attended school at Pensacola Christian College in the Florida Panhandle. Currently, I serve as the Youth Director for Faith Alliance Church. Although, we are still smaller than some churches, I believe that we can impact the community in a very real way. My goal for our youth group is to put aside our youthfulness and start living an impactful life for God. We have fun, we eat pizza, and more importantly, we learn practical lessons about following God in our lives. When I am not working at the church, I am spending quality time with my wife, two boys, and soon to be daughter. If I’m not doing that, I am managing/operating my coffee or writing business. Finally, if I still have free time, you can most likely find me trying to shoot guns, play basketball, or any sport activity.
Sungjoo was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. He had been involved in youth and worship ministries in Korea. As he enrolled at Liberty University, he began attending Faith Alliance Church and has served as worship leader since 2019. His favorite things to do are bowling, basketball, cooking, spending time with his wife and son.
Joe Robinson is a longtime member of the church (30+ years) and a graduate of Southern Methodist College in Orangeburg, SC. His father was R. John Robinson, a former pastor. He and his wife, Amy, have been married for 28 years and have two grown children who are both happily married with one adorable son.
James Shelton has academic degrees, all in Accounting, from Virginia Commonwealth Univ (Ph.D), Virginia Tech (Masters) and the Univ. of Maryland (B.S.) James has been a member of the Faith Alliance Church for twenty-six years. He has been an elder for over five years and is the treasurer. James was baptized as a child at age six but was thirty years old before he was certain of what that meant. James is married to his lovely Tricia and has one daughter and many nieces and nephews. James is active in the church activities and in its vision for the future. In his free time, James likes to cook and has a love of cars from the 1950s.
James Shelton, Ph.D
Cody Ross was born in Pennsylvania and became a Christian at the age of eight at summer camp. He studied youth ministry at Liberty University and minored in carpentry. Cody began attending Faith Alliance Church in 2016. He was the youth director for several years and now is a church elder. Cody works at Heritage High School as a carpentry teacher. He likes to hike, build stuff, teach and do Outreach.
Frank Tuzi was born in Illinois, raised in Pennsylvania, and became a Christian at a young age. He dedicated his life to Christ at age 16. While in college, he determined to be involved in language, Bible, and technology. He has several degrees in Bible, computers, and linguistics. Frank lived overseas as a missionary in Japan for 15 years. While there, he met and married his wife, Naoko. They have five children, one of whom is currently working in Okinawa, Japan. Frank enjoys working with young people, technology, and apologetics.
Frank Tuzi, Ph.D
Daniel Khouri, born and raised in Syria. Came to Christ at the age of 16, and served the Lord from an early age through the Christian Missionary Alliance in the Middle East in several capacities. He had the honor to serve the Lord in several countries including those of 10/40 window. He also served as the Middle East Executive Director for the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) from 2007 to 2013. Daniel has a bachelor degree in Business Management Information Systems, and currently works for Liberty University Online as an Assistant Director.