Leadership

Pastor Chad Troup, Senior Pastor:  Pastor Chad came to Fox Street after spending 8 years as the Senior Pastor of the Kane First Church of God, in Kane Pennsylvania.  Originally from the New Bethlehem area, he is not unfamiliar with Franklin or the Surrounding areas.  He worked for over 7 years for the Franklin (now UPMC Northwest) hospital, spending the last of those three years running the lab at Venango Internal Medicine in Oil City.  During this time he answered God’s call to become a minister and he eventually resigned his position on Christmas Eve of 2007 to return to college at Warner Southern (now Warner University) and received his degree in Church Ministry.  Pastor Chad has lead many conferences around Western Pennsylvania ranging from Church Health, Parenting, Marriage Retreats, the Book of Revelation, and Church of God, Anderson History to just name a few.  Pastor Chad is a very active family man as he and his wife Jessica have been married for 18 years and have 5 children.  His wife is an MRI Tech at UPMC Northwest and has worked at the same hospital for 18 years also.  Pastor Chad has actively participated in his children’s lives as being coach in many different sports as well as umpiring Little League and High School Level baseball and softball.  His wife Jessica love working with the children of the church and is a great partner in the ministry.

Pastor Jodi Bates-Poorman, Worship Pastor:  Pastor Jodi has been the Worship Pastor at Fox Street for over 5 years.  She and her husband Paul have a son together, Ethan.  Gifted in music, she leads the congregation in worship and to grow in their giftedness in the sharing of music.  She works hard to draw people into the worship experience to open their hearts to celebrate the work of Jesus!  She works diligently to prepare the choir in some very impressive numbers that prepare the congregation for God’s Spirit to move.  Fox Street is blessed to have her and her family.