Our Staff

Pastor David ForsythForsyth

Teaching Pastor

After years in banking, the Lord called David to full-time ministry and he joined the FBC staff in 1995. He became the teaching pastor in 2001 after graduating from The Master's Seminary with his M. Div. He and his wife, Carol, have four children and 16 grandchildren.

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Pastor of Missions & Mercy Ministries

Art currently serves as an associate pastor overseeing the outreach, mercy and administrative ministries of FBC. Prior to this role, Art and his family were sent out as cross-cultural servants to India. Art and his wife, Kim, have three grown children who all have been active in Upland and surrounding community and one granddaughter. Other interests include golf, UW and UHS football, and reading biographies.

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IMG_1678-square2Micah Lugg

Director of Ministry Volunteers

Micah grew up in the Pacific Northwest and moved to SoCal in 2004 to attend The Master’s College. After graduating with his BA in Biblical Studies in 2008, he joined the team at FBC as the Student Ministries Director. He then graduated from The Master’s Seminary with a M.Div. in 2013. He and his wife, Audrey, have two daughters, Evelyn and Norah.

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Luke Rhee

Director of Student Ministries & Business Administration

Luke grew up in the Los Angeles area and came to FBC in 2007 while attending Claremont McKenna College. After graduating with a BA in Religious Studies, he attended the Master's Seminary, where he graduated in 2015 with a M.Div.  He and his wife Laura have two sons and a daughter, which makes life both crazy and exhilarating. Luke loves his family, gospel ministry, good coffee, and soccer. 

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Judi Astadurian

Director of Children Ministries

Judi has been involved in children's ministries for over 25 years, with the majority of that time as the Children's Ministries Director. She and her husband Andy have two married children, and a set of adorable twin granddaughters.

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Teresa Miller

Administrative Services

Teresa and her husband, Brent, began attending Upland Bible Church in 1989, and were part of the church merger. She has served on staff doing accounting and personnel since 1993. Brent is a CPA and serves on the Deacon Board and as Church Treasurer. They have five grown children and four grandsons.

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Mike Harris

Facilities Manager

Mike and his family began attending FBC in 2014 and started part time with facilities in 2016, leading to his current full time position. He has a BA degree in History from APU and an AA degree from Citrus College in Social & Behavioral Sciences. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 20 years, have 3 teenage children and serve as directors of their homeschool group - Faith Academy Christian School. 

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Julia Buehl

Children's Ministries Assistant

Julia joined the Children's Ministry team in 2013. She and her husband, Scott, have two young adult children, Blake who is now in college and Hannah who has graduated from Cal Poly Pomona and recently married. During the 25 years they have attended Foothill Bible Church, she has served as a leader in Student Ministries, Children’s Ministry, and AWANA and currently assists the Children's Ministry director in coordinating more than 200 volunteers and is the editor of the church newsletter.

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IMG_0459-square2Carolyn Chambliss


Carolyn Chambliss and her husband Garey joined FBC in 2009. In 2010 she came on staff as church secretary. She is a graduate from Concordia University with a BA in Liberal Arts with a business management/marketing emphasis. Garey is a hospice nurse and volunteer prison chaplain. They have four adult children between them.

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Carrie Castillo

Office Assistant

Carrie and her husband Mike have attended FBC since 2012. They have 4 grown children and one grandson. Starting in 2015, she works in the office 2 days a week, assisting with staff and ministry support and also serves as a volunteer in children's ministry.


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Ann Melkesian

Office Assistant

Ann and her husband have been at FBC since 2012. They have 3 adult daughter. Ann has a BA degree in music performance and currently works in the office one day a week as well as on-call.


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