Robert Hartung was married to Judy Harvey on November 22, 1969 by Bro. David White at Sang Run, MD. Judy Hartung was baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost in April 1973. Robert Hartung was baptized August 1973 and filled with the Holy Ghost in September 1973 at the Apostolic Church in Jesus in Cumberland, MD. They resided in Wiley Ford, WV with their three children. Following God's direction, the Family Ministry Church was established through home Bible studies in 1980 in the Hartung's home. After two years, a base building became available to accommodate church growth. Through their hard work, sacrifice, and God's blessings the church expanded and stands today. Following Bro. Hartung's diagnosis with M.S. and steady decline in health, the Family Ministry Church was handed over to his son-in-law, Bro. Ken Craddock in 2009. Robert and Judy Hartung were inducted into the Esteemed Elders Society of the United Pentecostal Church, WV district, in May 2011.
Pastor Kenneth Craddock assumed his position as the second pastor of the Family Ministry Church on February 1, 2009. Bro. Craddock has been a member of the Family Ministry Church since October 1996. He received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost on April 6, 1997. While serving under FMC’s Senior Pastor and founder, Rev. Robert Hartung, Bro. Craddock had the privilege of working in the Sunday school and landscaping ministries. Bro. Craddock served as an Assistant Pastor prior to his current appointment. Bro. Craddock has been married to Sis. Bobbi (Hartung) Craddock since October 1999. They have two lovely daughters, Abigail and Emma.
Sunday School Superintendent
Sis. Judy Hartung has served as our superintendent for many years, perhaps since the beginning of time. She has spent much of her life ministering to children. She has run our vacation Bible schools, worked in the youth ministry, and, along with Rev. Hartung, has even done puppet ministries. In addition, she has taught every age group from nursery to teens. It is her strong desire to see our children anchored in God and carrying that love of the Lord throughout their lives. Overall we wish to see our students blossom and grow in the Lord and to use what they have learned and experienced in Sunday school to inspire a lifelong relationship with Jesus.
Sis. Karen Viney teaches our youngest class. She is a mother and proud grandmother and works as an L.P.N. Sis. Karen was baptized in Jesus' name and filled with the Holy Ghost in 2003. Her desire is for her class to know Jesus personally and for each child to one day become prayer warriors and leaders for the Lord. Further, she wants her class to discover God's plan for them.
Sis. Penni Hardman teaches our primary class. She is the daughter of Rev. Robert and Judy Hartung and has been a member of the Family Ministry Church since its inception. Sis. Penni has been teaching Sunday school for over 20 years and has taught children from nursery age to grade 5. She is also raising two beautiful daughters of her own. It is her desire to reflect God's love for her students. In addition to teaching Biblical stories, she attempts to teach her students how to apply Biblical principles to their daily lives. Sis. Penni has also served as our church secretary/treasurer.
Bro. Barry Hartung taught our youth class. He is the son of Rev. Robert and Judy Hartung and had been a member of the Family Ministry Church since its inception. Bro. Barry had the privilege of teaching Sunday school for over 20 years, teaching children of all ages, and had served as the church's Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor. He is the husband of Dawn Hartung and is the father of two wonderful girls and is the stepfather of a stepson. It was Bro. Barry's goal to help lay a foundation of Biblical knowledge and appreciation that his students will use and apply throughout their lives.