• Pastor

    Pastor Rick Malugani serves as Fairhope Christian Church’s senior pastor having been a member for a number of years. He is a graduate of  Lexington Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained on October 15, 2017.  He has a life history that includes many years in corporate America, running a small business and experiencing the stress of being laid off, and searching for work. He also relates to the blessing of raising a family and seeing the strength that comes from a strong relationship with God. He and his wife Ellen have been married for over 30 years, have two grown sons each of whom is married, two granddaughters and two grandsons. Rick and Ellen have made Fairhope their home since 1995 and are invested in the future of this wonderful area. Pastor Rick brings an energy to the church that is contagious and is formulating a vision for Fairhope Christian Church that will lead it into the future filled with expectation and promise as a place where God is ever-present and active.

    Pastor Rick can be reached at 251-928-8495, 251-510-1915, or

  • Administrative assistant

    Ashley Weller joined the staff in December 2021. 

    She and her husband, Tim, have been married for 13 years and have an 8-year-old son.

    Ashley is in the office Monday-Thursday from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

    She can be reached at 251-928-8495 or

  • financial administrator

    Cindy Bishop has joined our staff as our financial administrator. She brings a wealth of knowledge with her having previously worked with the Eastern Shore Chamber and Beckwith Camp and Conference Center.

    She can be reached at 251-928-8495 or


  • Church Musician

    FCC welcomed Anya Scott in February 2023! Anya has been playing in churches for several decades.  She also plays at receptions and funerals, and teaches piano to both children and adults. Anya moved to Fairhope in 2022 from Virginia. Her son attends Bayshore Christian School and is an enthusiastic baseball player.

    She can be reached at

  • Choir director

    Justin Gipson became our choir director in March 2023. Justin is the Chorus, Musical Theater Ensemble, and Music Technology Production teacher at Alma Bryant High School, where he began his teaching career in 2015. He attained his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Mobile, and his Master’s of Music Education from the University of South Alabama. Justin lives in Daphne with two amazing dogs, Ralph and Cash, and will be married to his amazing fiancé later this year. Justin loves God, loves teaching, and loves music. Romans 12:1-2