Pastors & Staff

John Jaros


Pastor John Jaros began attending First Community as a teenager and served alongside his wife working with the children and youth programs for many years. He became pastor of the church in April 2005. He is a graduate of Hiram College and received his biblical education through Moody Bible Institute. He also works for Trumbull County schools where he has been since 1993. Pastor John enjoys ministering to others and teaching is a passion for him. He also still has a heart for kids and young adults and is never far away when a group starts playing a game. He and his wife Susan have been married for 30 years and have 3 adult children, along with a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law.

Mark Reese

Associate Pastor

Pastor Mark Reese attended First Community Church for ten years as an active member. His education at Moody Bible College prepared him for his position as assistant Pastor in 2011. His career first began as a police officer. Thirty years as an officer gives him a unique perspective. Mark believes there is always hope and nothing is impossible with Jesus. He’s passionate about counseling kids and adults. He has experienced leading the way from broken to healed. Pastor Mark is active in our Awana and Junior Church programs . He and his wife Melanie have been married for 30 years. They have five adopted children ages eight through eighteen. 

Areas of Service

Below is a brief description of areas of service provided by the members in different capacities to the organization. We are so grateful for their time and service to the church.


Our three Elders oversee the spiritual growth of all church members and the content of all church programs. They see to the physical needs of the members of the congregation. They assist in the administration of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. Assisting the Pastor regarding the format of services, special services, and speakers is managed. They serve as the nominating and membership committees and encourage membership in the church.


Our twelve Deacons assist and support the growth and welfare of the church. They serve as ushers, distribute the Lord’s Supper, help prepare candidates for baptism, visit the sick, shut-ins and provide physical help to members of the congregation when needed.


Our twelve Deaconesses promote the growth and welfare of the Church. They mentor to younger women. They encourage membership participation and welcome visitors. They promote church guided activities. Our Deaconesses help provide funeral dinners, as well as other dinners throughout the year.


Our six Trustees assist and support the Elders in the growth and welfare of the Church. The ministry of the trustees is the maintenance of the existing church and properties. They supervise any custodial duties, approve the acquisition of equipment and any permanent changes of existing properties.