Staff


  • 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  pastor@fairhopechristian.org.

  • Administrative assistant

    Ashley Weller joined the staff after our beloved Lyn officially retired in December 2021. 

    She and her husband, Tim, have been married for 13 years and have a 7-year-old son.

    Ashley is in the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

    She can be reached at 251-928-8495 or office@fairhopechristian.org.

  • 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 admin@fairhopechristian.org

     

  • Youth Director

    Adam Swedenburg is our youth director at Fairhope Christian Church. He joined our congregation in 2020, and he brings a lot of excitement to our youth and children’s programs. Adam’s dad attended seminary in which he got his M.Div. Degree, and Adam now has plans to follow in his fathers’ footsteps. Adam is a graduate of Liberty University in which he received his bachelor’s degree in NextGen Ministry (2021). Adam is now working on getting his M.Div. Degree from Lexington Theological Seminary. Adam brings a lot of knowledge with him because of his bachelor’s degree and because he has been around youth all of his life due to his dad.

    Adam is married to Brandi Swedenburg (2021), and they reside in Mobile, AL. Adam enjoys fighting fires and helping his community as a Volunteer Firefighter with Theodore/Dawes Fire Department. Adam’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping, and keeping reptiles.

    He can be reached at 205-463-0516 or

    youth@fairhopechristian.org

  • music minister

    Tierney Moore began as an interim musician, but became our official Music Minister in the spring of 2022.

    She can be reached at music@fairhopechristian.org