Elders

Kiplings for FRF bioElder Mark Kipling

Mark has been a Christian for over forty years, and his ministry for the last 30 years has been in the mental health system. He has a degree in Rehabilitation, Counseling and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. Mark and his wife Karen have been married for 25 years. Karen is a Chaplain for Volunteers of America, and she is a Healthcare Chaplain in training at Peace Health Hospital. They have 4 grown daughters and 7 grand children.

In his own words:

When you give your life to Christ you begin an incredible adventure that will take you places that are hard to imagine at the start. My journey has lead me to serve The Lord by serving His children in prisons, jails, hospitals, emergency rooms, veteran centers, clinics, State Psychiatric Wards, homeless shelters and under bridges.

Gods love is a call to action, but where to begin?

Philippians 4: 8 gives us a direction to focus our hearts and minds…
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”

And Galatians 5: 22-23 gives us a glimpse of what this focus will produce in our life…”But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Falcon Ridge Fellowship is about loving relationships!
Loving God
Loving each other
And Loving the world by serving

My prayer for you and my commitment to you as an Elder will be support and serve you on your incredible journey to be the loving disciple that God created you to be!