Ministry Team

Lead Pastor – Josh Smith

Joshua Smith accepted the position of Pastor in February 2015 after serving in various capacities at Champions In Christ for the previous decade. He is a graduate from Capital University and has a spent most of his professional career in healthcare administration. From a young age he felt the calling of God on his life and found out that nothing can satisfy a thirsty soul like God. His love for God and people has led him to devote his life in ministry. Pastor Josh is married to his high-school sweetheart, Alyssa, and together have a daughter Addalynn.
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Pastor Emeritus – Eric Smith

Eric D. Smith is a graduate from Texas Bible College. Married to Bonnie, they have two grown children, Joshua (Alyssa), and Elizabeth (Jonathon Carpenter). He previously served as the staff pastor prior to resigning to pursue evangelism. He is author of several books which includes: The Godhead – A Biblical Study & Why do Men Struggle with Sexual Temptation? Pastor Eric is a native of Houston, Texas but considers himself a true Ohio guy having lived in central Ohio since 1990.

Music Director – Stacy Carpenter

Stacy Carpenter has been apart of the CIC family since 1999. Stacy has been blessed with tremendous musical talents and loves leading the congregation in worship. Stacy is an Ohio native but has been all over the United States ministering in worship and Word with her husband Bill and their wonderful family. Stacy has five beautiful children: Jonathon, Hannah, Breann, Ashlynn and Jaronn.

Youth Lead – Kyle Pack

Kyle Pack joined Champions in 2012 and has brought an unquenchable fire that cannot be put out. From early in his walk with Christ, Kyle felt the calling to ministry. Kyle is a native of central Ohio and a graduate of Olentangy High School. He loves basketball and is an avid Cleveland Cavaliers fan. Whether Kyle is draining shots on the basketball court or teaching young hearts about Christ, one thing remains true – Kyle is radical for Jesus.

Young Adult Group Leaders – Daniel & Hannah Horn

Daniel and Hannah lead the Champion Young Adult Group in chasing God. Their ministry is devoted to individuals between the ages of 18-35. Understanding that it is easy to lose sight of God in the midst of a chaotic world, Daniel and Hannah want to find a way to help others fix their eyes on Jesus. They believe if you build your life on Christ it will stand the test of time.
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