Stephen Ministry Leadership

Larry GoarLarry Goar
Director of Stephen Ministry

Larry received his BA degree in Accounting from Florida State University and his MBA degree in Industrial Management from Ohio State University. He joined the Fellowship staff in 1991 as the Church Business Administrator. After ten years in that position, he spent two years writing church policies and facilitating leadership development. He was on the Guiding Elder Board at Fellowship for eight years.

 In 2003, Larry was ordained to begin a Care Ministry. He now leads the Stephen Ministry as a volunteer. Prior to joining the staff at Fellowship, Larry was a Colonel in the United States Air Force where he was responsible for administering civilian contracts for the Department of Defense.

He lives in Marietta with his wife Dee and has three adult children. His passion is to encourage the church to not only spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, but to love and care for one another so that no one at Fellowship Bible Church ever hurts alone.

Dee GoarDee Goar
Counselor, MS LPC

Dee is a licensed, professional counselor with a Masters Degree in counseling, and joined the staff of FBC in 1995 with a long list of credentials.

Before moving to Atlanta, she was the Director of Bergamo Counseling Center in Dayton, Ohio and prior to that served as the Director of the Women's Crisis Center and on the clinical faculty of Weber State College in Ogden, Utah. She was a therapist with Alpha Care Christian Therapy Service here in Atlanta from 1989 to 1997.

Dee is a conference speaker, does occasional programs for Christian radio, and, with Bob, teaches Adult Electives here at FBC. She and her husband, Larry, have three adult children.

Marilynn ShinnMarilyn Shinn 
Family Ministry Coordinator

Marilyn Shinn is delighted to assist Bob, Dee, and Larry as the Family Ministry Coordinator, and to greet those who come through Family Ministry's doors. Marilyn and her husband Ladd have attended Fellowship since 1988. She graduated from Northwest Nazarene College and taught several years in public schools before raising a son and daughter - now married adults. She worked in Children's Ministry at Fellowship several years as Elementary Coordinator. For ten years she taught English composition and grammar to home schooled students. She has been Family Ministry Coordinator since January, 2004. Marilyn is happy to be working in a caring ministry; her role includes being a Stephen Leader; she matches Stephen Ministers with those requesting Stephen Ministry care.