Meet Our Leaders


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Deacon Chairman Don Lizon has lived in Wellsburg all his life. Don is a semi-retired (mostly retired) construction project manager/estimator in Wheeling and the surrounding areas. His favorite authors/preachers are John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, Steve Lawson, and George Gray. Don has a heart after God’s own heart and is skilled at leading our deacons. He knows the critical nature of understanding the Bible and its value for the church. As a leader, he sees his greatest challenge to be instilling a biblical literacy into God’s people.



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Deacon Bill Northcraft is married to his lovely wife, Pam. They have two daughters and six grandchildren. Bill’s favorite meal is liver and onions with a slice of coconut cream pie for dessert! Bill is a “utility leader” in that he is ready and willing to fill any need that arises. He is outstanding at visitation. One of his strangest experiences visiting a hospital occurred when he greeted a hospitalized member. He grabbed her toe when he arrived and received a loud scream. She had gout and Bill became even more skilled that day at bedside visitation!



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Deacon Jay Fluharty is the chief of the Fluharty tribe. He works hard not only at home, but also at Wheeling Nisshin as a computer networker. The church family at FBW is blessed to have him as a spiritual leader. He finds it a joy to serve Christ in this capacity and recognizes the challenge of ministering to a wide variety of people with varied needs. He enjoys being taught and finds FBW to be an excellent place to learn and grow spiritually.



Success can be seen in a church by the degree to which she “sticks to the Scriptures.” The church at FBW also enjoys success because Jay—and the other Deacons presently serving—are her spiritual leaders!