About FBC

If you are looking for the perfect church where everything is perfect,

and those who attend have it all together, then you should probably keep searching.  

That's not us!  

We are imperfect people, with real problems, but believe there is hope in a real person, Jesus Christ, the son of God.  We come together to learn more about him

& to support & encourage each other.

If this sounds like a something you are looking for, we hope you will come

check us out in person.

FBC is located on the south side of Defiance on the corner of Jefferson & Greenleer @

1399 South Jefferson Avenue, Defiance


Sunday Schedule

9:15 am

Adult Bible Fellowship

Youth Bible Fellowship

Children's Classes


Due to current pandemic 

recommendations, Sunday School, 412 Sycamore, Tots & Nursery activities have been suspended until further notice.

Join us Online for Worship.  

10:30 am

Worship Service

412 Sycamore



Meet the FBC Staff


Lead Pastor & Elder

Ron Monteith

Pastor Ron is the primary teaching pastor and vision caster for FBC. He is passionate about seeing the church fulfill its call to make disciples, and to see FBC take an active part in reaching the community of Defiance



Kristi Eitniear

Kristi is in the office Tuesday - Thursday. She keeps things organized, and works in conjunction with Tami on the day to day details of the church. Kristi is married to Brian, and they have four young men, 2 daughters-in-law and a grandson.


Marv Retcher

Marv, serves as the Elder representative to the Trustee ministry team.  He is joined in service by his wife Lois.


Youth & Worship Pastor

Wayne Altstaetter

Pastor Wayne leads all facets of the worship arts and is the main worship leader at FBC. In addition, he is the Youth Pastor of AMP Youth. Pastor Wayne also shares some of the Sunday morning teaching responsibilities.



Tami Miller

Tami is in the office on Monday.  She and her husband, Kent, along with their two sons, and daughter-in-law serve faithfully at FBC.  Tami also serves as part-time custodian.



Leon Erickson

Leon and his wife, Mary Lou, have faithfully served in various ministries at FBC for a number of years.  He serves as the Elder representative to the Benevolence and Ordinance ministry team. 

Our Mission is to...

Reach People, 
Build Believers &
Reflect Christ

What We Believe

Click below to see our full statement of beliefs



1399 Jefferson Ave.

Defiance Ohio 43512

(419) 784-4746

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