Staff

Meet our team!

Lead Pastor

Bryan Hay

Hey there! I’m Bryan and I get to have the best job in the world by helping folks heal, know truth, find hope, and discover their purpose that God has for them! It is a blast doing this with an awesome staff and elders you will see below. I have been serving in a church one way or another for the past 13 years, and you will see I value living real and authentic lives for the real and authentic Jesus. I love Jesus and I cannot imagine going through life without Him. Been there, done that… not awesome. What is awesome, is the grace of Jesus, and I can’t help but share about it. Speaking of awesome, I am not awesome at golf, basketball, or sports in general… but I love trying. My wife is awesome… and I love her. My kids are sometimes awesome… but I love them. I hope you will come and see why this church is awesome, and why we love you before ever meeting you.

Executive pastor

Aaron Lee

Hey! My name is Aaron Lee and I’m the Executive Pastor here at FCC. My heart yearns to see the people of God used to their greatest potential for the gospel to be shared and received. It thrills me that I get to help be a part of that here at Fork. I’m married to the most gracious person I know, Jerrica, and we have three wild boys together; their names are Jedidiah, Abram, and Josiah. Yes, we took those Biblical names serious! I love photography, music, and any chance to go see a good movie.

spiritual care & Connections Pastor

Virgil Brazle

This is me, Virgil. I’m the Spiritual Care and Connections Pastor here at Fork. I joined the staff in 2016 after doing a lot of life and ministry in the Midwest. I am passionate about getting people connected to Jesus and to His church. One of my personal goals in life is to make a difference in the life of every person I encounter with the hope that in turn, they will do the same. One of my ministry goals is that no one would ever walk away from a gathering at FCC without experiencing the love of Jesus.  When not on the job, I love the outdoors and working with tools. Barb, my amazing wife of 40 years loves cooking and hospitality. We both treasure our time spent with people, especially our kids and 5 grandkids.

Student Pastor

Ben Cantler

I’m Ben, and I’m the Student Pastor here at Fork Christian Church! I am a loving husband to my beautiful wife Laura, and Superdad to my adorable daughter Macie. I’m a huge fan of movies, which anyone could guess after a quick conversation with me as I tend to go into random descriptive rants about films, blurting out my favorite quotes or throwing out anecdotes as if I were in the movie myself. I have over a decade of experience in youth ministry, and it is my calling and my passion. I love working with students, teaching them about the life-changing message that Jesus offers them, walking with them through these formative years in their lives, and maintaining those friendships long after they’ve left. At any given point in time, I’m saving up money to go to Disney World.

Worship Pastor

Nick Smith

Hey, I’m Nick and I joined the staff at Fork Christian Church at the end of 2018. I am passionate about helping people connect with Jesus, and I love how music and creativity can be a powerful way to connect with Him and experience His creativity that’s evidenced in our lives and stories. My wife Dana and I have been best friends for nearly two decades and she rocks being the best Mom to our two kids Micah and Kendall! We love spending time together enjoying the little things, eating food (that preferably we don’t have to cook ourselves), drinking coffee brewed from home (because we’re that picky) and all things Jeep (even our kids will tell you what color they’ll own one day).
Financial Administrators

April Leilich

Hi, I’m April, the Financial Director at FCC. I came on staff in 2018 with more years of financial experience than I’m willing to admit! I was born in NYC, but grew up on the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I moved to Maryland in the early 1970’s. In January 2014, a friend invited me to FCC – my first church home! That same year, I surrendered my life to Christ (broke my toe in the baptistry). At FCC, I am active in small groups, the prayer team and lead the Women of Grace. I am so blessed to be part of this family. Outside of my love for the Lord and my work with the church, I enjoy the company of my children and grandchildren, playing with my dogs, good coffee, and a great read.

Facilities Manager

Harold Wells

Hey there! I’m Harold, the Facilities Manager at Fork Christian Church. I’ve been a member here for over 25 years. I have extensive experience in the construction and landscaping businesses, and currently own a lawn and landscaping company. My wife and I have three sons, a daughter, and three grandchildren. I’m an avid Ravens fan and enjoy watching the game with a group of guys who have been watching football together for over 20 years. I enjoy hosting backyard barbecues and for stress relief, I enjoy challenging the staff to rounds of ping pong.