Craig Flack - teaching Pastor

Craig began serving as the Teaching Pastor of Celina First in January of 2016. He married his beautiful wife, Becca, in 2009 and they have two children, Elsie & Lincoln. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Winebrenner Theological Seminary where he earned a BA in History and a Masters of Divinity respectively. His main responsibilities at Celina First are preaching and teaching, vision casting, shepherding the body, and staff supervision. Some of Craig’s hobbies include, woodworking, golf, and Ohio State Football. Finally, he believes two very important things, life is too short for bad coffee or small TVs. 

Tyler Watson - youth & family pastor


Tyler has been the Associate Pastor of Youth & Family Ministry for Celina First Church of God since October of 2017.  He married his Wife, Brook, in the summer of 2013. Together they have had two beautiful children, Maddix & Nayvie Watson. Tyler is originally from Arkansas, where he also earned his degree from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Tyler is the author of Hurt But Not Broken, a book where he shares about his difficult childhood and the hope he has found through Christ. Although he was born and raised in Arkansas, he is a true BUCKEYE fan! He enjoys working with youth, playing basketball and just being active in the community.

Jeff Fritz - Worship Director

Jeff has been the Worship Director for Celina First Church of God since fall of 2014.  He married his lovely wife, Danielle, in the fall of 2015 and they have two children. In addition to his role at Celina First, Jeff works at Little Flower Day Care and is a DJ  Some of Jeff's hobbies include playing music, fishing, riding bikes and watching sports (GO BLUE!!). Jeff loves leading Celina First in worship because everyone on the worship team and in the congregation have encouraged him to become the best worship leader that he can possibly be!  

Patty Thees - Office Administrator 

Patty Thees has been the office administrator at Celina First Church of God for well over a decade now.  Patty is married to Brian, has three children, and eight grandchildren.  She is also founder and director of Choosing Life Pregnancy Center here in Celina.  Her hobbies include scrapbooking and enjoying her grandchildren.  She feels fortunate to work for such a great church family.

Penny Babcock - CE Coordinator

Penny began her position as Children’s Director Jan. 2017. She has worked in the childcare field since 1986. Most of those years as a Childcare Center Director. Penny felt blessed to have a job she loved that also allowed her to minister to children and families. June of 2014 she moved to Celina with her husband Jim. Living the lake lifestyle and all the wonderful people in the Celina area are the reasons they so happy to be here. They have been married for 33 years and have 3 (adult) children and 3 grandchildren. Penny enjoys fishing, boating, cooking, playing games, and relaxing outdoors.