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Stephen and Karen Blandino

Lead Pastors

Website: www.stephenblandino.com

Stephen Blandino is the Lead Pastor at 7 City Church. He holds a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Regent University and a Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Prior to starting 7 City Church, Stephen served as an executive pastor, associate pastor, and vice-president of a leadership development organization. He has over 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership, coaching, and organizational development. Stephen blogs regularly at www.StephenBlandino.com and is the author of the book GO! Starting a Personal Growth Revolution, Creating Your Church’s Culture, and co-author with Karen Blandino of Unexpected: What to Do When Life Disrupts Your Plans. Stephen also serves as an adjunct professor at SAGU.

Karen holds a Master’s in Counseling from TCU and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UTA. Karen has served seven years as a teacher and is currently a Counselor in the Fort Worth I.S.D.

Stephen was born in Lakenheath, England, lived in Florida and Alaska, and grew up in Texas (His parents were in the Air Force). Karen was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Stephen and Karen have been married since 1991 and have one daughter, Ashley, who is now in college pursuing a degree in church ministries. Stephen & Karen enjoy reading, movies, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Susan Chrane

Early Childhood Director

Susan Chrane is the Early Childhood Director at 7 City Church.  She supervises the Downtown and Midtown environments with children 6 weeks through Kindergarten.  Susan has her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University.  Since the late 1990s, Susan has served in children’s ministry.  She and her family were on the 7 City Church launch team, and she joined the staff in May of 2016.  Susan has a deep desire to teach children of all ages about the God who made them and loves them, the Holy Spirit who wants to be their Comforter, and Jesus who wants to be their Savior and forever friend.  She enjoys being a part of a team of amazing people who love children and children’s ministry.  Susan and her husband, Jason, have four active children who keep life busy and fun.

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Anthony Morehead

Associate Pastor

Anthony Morehead is the Associate Pastor at 7 City Church.  He helps oversee Community Groups, First Impressions Ministry, Outreach, Prayer Team, and Young Life.  His passion is helping people connect to their spiritual gifting.  He joined the team in 2018.

Anthony met his wife, Erin at Bible college in Indianapolis, IN.  They were married in 2007, and they have one son, Xander who is the center of their world.  Erin works locally as a Nurse Practitioner for Texas Health Resources.  From the very beginning of their relationship, their passion has been to connect people to Christ.  

For nearly a decade, Anthony and Erin served as youth pastors.  They have also served in other pastoral leadership roles prior to coming to 7 City Church. 

 Anthony loves to travel, and make memories with his family.

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EJ Brown

Young Adult & Connections Pastor

EJ Brown is the Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at 7 City Church. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a BS in Exercise Sciences and Leadership with a Minor in Coaching. He is pursuing his Masters of Theology degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. EJ is the author of the book “Unlocking Your Potential In Singleness: How to maximize your single life” where he gives singles useful tools to thrive, not just survive, during their single season of life.

EJ co-hosts a podcast with his wife Rachel, called “Love, Grace and Truth” where they discuss many topics that Christian Millennials face in today’s society. He desires to see those who identify themselves as Christians, live in the grace, authority, and power given to us by Jesus through the leading of the Holy Spirit.

EJ and Rachel have been married five years and they have a one-year-old son named Apollos. They are excited for what God has done, is doing and will do in 7 City Church. They moved here from Memphis, TN though they are not Memphis natives. Rachel is born and raised in St. Louis, MO and EJ has lived in Tennessee, Alaska, Missouri, Georgia and now Texas, with the former states being because of his Father's service in the Army.

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Ashley Richardson

Children's Pastor

Ashley Richardson is the Children’s Pastor at 7 City Church. She oversees the Uptown Kids (1st - 6th grade). Ashley is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. She graduated with an AA in Bible and a BA in Church Ministry from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Ashley strives to see children know who God is and the plan He has for them, grow their relationship with God, and show His love throughout their daily lives.

Ashley and her husband, Dylan are born and raised Texans. They have been married since August 18, 2017. They have one child, Elijah. They love spending time with family and friends and finding the perfect coffee shop to relax at.

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Kelly Fjestad

Finance Director

Kelly is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She graduated from Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND with a BA degree in Biblical Studies and a Church Ministries Minor. Kelly has served in different areas of church ministry for the last eighteen years. Her willingness to serve wherever needed has given her experience in many types of ministry. Kelly has written a Bible study, Paused: Protecting Your Faith When God Says “Wait” and blogs at www.kellyjoy.org. Kelly has a passion for the Word of God. She desires to help others grow in their understanding of Scripture and to fall in love with the God who wrote it! 

Kelly and her husband, Brad, have five beautiful children: Jesse, Asher, Maverick, Remington, and Cabella. Kelly has the privilege of homeschooling them and she enjoys every (ok, not every) moment. In 2011, God called Kelly and her family to move from Minnesota to Texas. So, they sold half of their belongings, packed up their five kids, and moved across the country. Moving away from family was hard, but God has been faithful. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, going for walks and watching NASCAR (Go Kyle!).

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