Rev. Drew Poppleton, Ph.D.

Lead Pastor

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Drew serves as Lead Pastor at Faith. He became a Christian through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in college and has served as an ordained pastor since 2005. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary ( and a PhD in Practical Theology from Fuller Seminary ( 

Drew, his wife Andrea, and their two daughters, Lucy and Claire, made the move to Traverse City in the summer of 2019. Though they relocated from California, Drew hails from Pittsburgh, PA.

To get to know Drew better, you can watch or listen to the story of how he became a Christian. Or maybe watch this message from March 2022, when he got vulnerable about some of his struggles?

To take a deeper dive into his preaching and our collective beliefs about what it means to be human, check out the first four sermons in this sermon series on spiritual formation.

To learn more about his pursuits and passions, see his Substack newsletter designed for the people at Faith:

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