Our Leadership


Mike Fast grew up in Corbett, Oregon. He received his B.S. in Religious Education from Multnomah and his M.A. in Christian Ministry, Leadership and Management from Trinity. He worked for Freightliner Truck Manufacturing for three years before entering the pastorate. Mike has been pastoring churches (as the lead pastor) since 1991. He was ordained in 1994. Mike worked in Village Missions’ churches until 2006, Senior Pastor at FBC in Hines, Oregon through 2020. Mike has accepted the Senior Pastor role starting in January 2021 at FBC Ashland, Oregon.
Mike proposed to Lora while they were in college. They have three wonderful children: their daughter Shelomi (married to Brett), son Josiah (married to Kaytee), and son Matthew.


Ed Hultz
Paul Mattson
Lee Fox
Scott Hollingsworth
Martin Corder
Timothy Simonsen, Chairman
Mike Fast, Pastor



Illis Casteel, Secretary

Lora Fast

Ken Baker
Roger Christianson
Lee Tuneburg
Deacons serve at FBC Ashland to administer functions delegated by the Elders. The Deacons shall assist the Pastor and Elders in responsibility for the spiritual welfare of the church.
We believe the bible teaches that a church should be led by a plurality of Elders. Therefore, our Elders share equal authority and decision making at FBC Ashland. The responsibilities of Elder oversight are divided among the Elders based on gifting. To learn more about elder leadership, tune into Part 1 and 2 of our teachings called “Elders.”