Staff & Elders
We have several paid ministers and staff that help lead our ministry teams to live out our vision of becoming God’s heart. These ministers work to equip the body for the good works prepared in advance for us (Eph 2 & 4). Each senior minister is also partnered with a volunteer ministry leader to provide Ministry Leadership for the church.
Select a staff member for more information.
Lead and Discipleship Minister
Phil McKinney II is the Discipleship Minister at the Fairfax Church of Christ in Fairfax, VA. Phil has 25 years of ministry experience in Arkansas, Virginia, and through mission work in over 9 countries. Phil also teaches as an adjunct professor for Harding University, Harding School of Theology, and Toccoa Falls College. He holds degrees from Harding University (B.A.), Harding School of Theology (M.A.), and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D., Discipleship and Family Ministry). He has published articles in the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership and the Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry and recently authored a chapter in the book Practical Family Ministry from Randall House. He is passionate about God and His Word and deeply desires to help others fall in love with Christ. Phil has been married to his wife Angie for over 20 years and they have three beautiful daughters Kaylee, Taylor, and Rylie. Phil loves to read and learn and loves to have deeper conversations about God. He also loves to sing, play guitar (as well as other instruments), watch movies, ski, root for his Pittsburgh Steelers, run (long-distance), wood work, and a plethora of other activities and interests.
Robin Gough joined Fairfax Church of Christ as the Worship Minister in September of 2016. He is married to Mary and they have 4 kids – Ethan, Brianna, Liam, and Ava. Robin served as the Campus Minister for the South Baton Rouge Church of Christ for 8 years before making the move into full time worship ministry. A Louisiana native he loves to talk about all things Cajun, LSU, and the New Orleans Saints and will always enjoy talking about anything Tolkien or Star Wars!
Robin holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Harding School of Theology and a Bachelor’s in Music from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Geaux Cajuns! Allons Cher!) and is passionate about combining those two areas for worship and praise to our great God! His primary focus at Fairfax is to plan and lead the corporate worship assembly on Sunday morning and to help the members of the congregation live lives of worship throughout the week! If you are interested in being a part of the worship ministry at Fairfax, give Robin a shout-out!
Family Life Minister
Outreach Coordination Minister
Jacob joined the FXCC staff in September of 2020 as the Outreach Coordination Minister. Jacob works to coordinate the Outreach ministries of FXCC, both local and distant, to help us be “God’s heart to this community” as we attempt to fulfill the Great Commission and follow the Greatest Commandment.
Jacob graduated from Harding University in 2015 (B.A. in Missions and Spanish) and then got married to Kelly and moved to Nashville, TN, where he attended Lipscomb University for graduate school (Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2017). He worked as a middle and high school educator the following three years before moving to Fairfax. Jacob is passionate about people and equipping them to carry out God’s mission of “on earth as it is in heaven.”
He loves spending time with Kelly and their dog, Nash; playing and watching soccer; movies and music; and anything that combines coffee, food, and friends.
Jill joined the FXCC staff in June of 2019 as Church Administrator.As Church Administrator, Jill works to connect all of the various ministries and coordinates the administrative duties of the church.
Jill is married to Steve Bitgood. They have two grown children, Brandon and Lindsay. She graduated from UMUC with a degree in Business Management in 1992. She worked as the Coordinator of Information Services at UMUC for 2 ½ years before becoming a stay at home mom. Jill homeschooled her two children from 2004 until 2017. When her youngest graduated in 2017, Jill came to Fairfax as a Preschool Teacher at Stepping Stones. Jill loves to travel, read, hike, camp,
and explore God’s creation.
Angelia has been a part of the FXCC staff since 2004. Angelia moved here from Illinois in 1985 and attended Lipscomb University. She met and married Mike in 1987. She and her husband have been an integral part of the FXCC family as a whole, serving in various ministries through the years. Angelia has three children, two daughters and one son. Angelia is a perfect fit as an administrative assistant as her passion to care for and serve others is carried out in her day to day tasks. She is a vital component to providing support to FXCC ministries so that we can continue to strive to be God’s heart to this community.