Meet the Team

Bob Helbeck
Senior Minister
Bob is a graduate of Cincinnati Bible Seminary (Cincinnati Christian University). He and his wife Sarah came to East Palestine in May of 1976 so Bob could serve as youth minister. Both of their children were born here, Carlie in 1980 and Chelsie in 1984. In 1978 Bob was elected senior minister and continues to serve in that position.
Jim Ostick
Associate Minister
Jim Ostick is in his 23rd year with the congregation as Associate Minister/Minister of Music.  He is a 1973 graduate of Kentucky Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts (double major in Bible and Music) and a 1978 graduate of Cincinnati Christian University with a Master of Music.  He has served with churches in Enon Valley, PA, Byesville, OH, and the Project 7 Church in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines.  He has been the head of the music department/professor at Platte Valley Bible College (now, Summit Christian College in Gering, Nebraska) and Manila Bible Seminary in Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines and has also taught at the Hocking Valley Bible Institute in Logan, OH.
Joel Miller
Youth and Young Adult Minister
Joel Miller serves as the Young Adult/ Youth Minister of First Church of Christ. He is originally from Springfield, IL and moved to East Palestine, OH in the summer of 2014. Joel Received a B.A. from Lincoln Christian University in a combined major of Preaching and Youth Ministry. He is married to Katie, who also graduated from Lincoln Christian University with a B.A. in Missions. Joel loves skateboarding, basketball, video games, comic books, and watching movies with his wife.
Chad Conard, MA, NCC, LPCC-S
Intern and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
After serving 8 years in the U.S. Navy, Chad earned his Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. Chad uses Christian-based practices to achieve the highest outcomes and work through a wide array of mental health concerns. Chad is also available for leading seminars and inspirational speaking.
Jonathan Davis
Tech Director
Jonathan is a graduate of NewLife School of Information Technology for computer programming and web design. He has been serving for over 10 years as the Tech Director at the church.