Family Church Leaders


Dean Ross, Pastor of Family Church
Dean Ross

Pastor of Preaching & Vision

Dean Ross serves Family Church as our pastor of preaching and vision. He is a native of Kenner, LA, who surrendered to full-time ministry following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. After serving Christ for nearly a decade in parachurch ministry including the founding and pioneering of Abandon Productions (later rebranded as The Restoration Collective), Dean answered the call to pastoral ministry and church planting with Restoration Church in Metairie, LA, before serving as associate pastor for his home church, Williams Blvd. Baptist Church. Dean holds a business degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and a masters degree in urban mission from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to Laura for over 15 years and they have 3 boys: Colden, Braden, and Ashden.

Michael Farley

Pastor of Discipleship & Administration

Mike Farley serves Family Church as our pastor of discipleship and administration. He is a Texas native who surrendered to Jesus Christ as an adult. Mike has adapted to various contexts and cultures living in Boston, Maine, Atlanta, and the mountains of Eastern Tennessee. His family spent several months serving in France as well. Mike most recently served as executive pastor for Forward Church in Knoxville, TN, while completing his ministry degree at Johnson University. His family recently sensed the call to move to New Orleans to join the leadership of Family Church and invest long-term in church planting and multiplication in our region. He has been married to Julie for over 17 years and they have 2 adult sons Jake and Marcus along with their teenage daughter Grace.

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Todd Weller

Director of Student & Families

Todd Weller serves Family Church as our director of student and missions. He is a Kenner native who's passionate about Jesus, football, reading, writing, and much more. Todd will soon complete a teaching degree from the University of New Orleans and currently serves in residency as a student teacher in the St. Charles Parish public school system. Previously, he served as a leader in the student ministry of Vineyard Church where he came to know Christ and answered the call to ministry leadership. Todd is pioneering the generational work of Family Church through FC Students and assisting in developing our missions strategy as a new church in addition to serving as our interim worship ministry and media director.

External Advisory Board

Lane Corley (Pastor, The Bridge Church)

Leroy Fountain (Retired, New Orleans Baptist Association)

Brandon Langley (Pastor, St. Rose Community Church)

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