Dr. Alan Armstrong
Minister of Music
Alan and Anita came to Faith Fellowship in August 2001 when Alan was chosen to serve as Minister of Music. The church was brand new and meeting at Vermillions. They have had the privilege of seeing the church move into a new building and grow in numbers. Alan’s heart has always been to serve Christ through others; to help cultivate their talents in music as a means to reach others with the message of salvation and grace through Jesus Christ.
Alan and Anita were married in 1971 the day after he received his B.Mus.Ed from The Ohio State University. (Both he and Anita are avid Buckeye fans.) After receiving an addition Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education from Central Bible College in Springfield Missouri, they served as ministers of music in churches all across America. Their daughter Aaryn (Fazakerly) was born in St. Louis, Missouri and son Aric was born in Santa Barbara, California. Following his earning a Masters of Music in Piano Performance from Bradley University (Peoria, Illinois) they moved south to Lakeland, Florida to serve as professor of music at Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God. A Ph.D. in music history followed. In 1996 the Armstrong moved to Goldsboro in order to serve as professor of music at Mount Olive College (now the University of Mount Olive). He retired from full-time teaching in 2019.
Alan enjoys arranging and composing music for the choir and the Praise Team, and is especially fond of Southern Gospel groups like the Talley Trio and the Collingsworth family. He is pianist, bagpiper, cellist, and singer but his greatest enjoyment is leading the choir and the Praise Team as they minister in song each week.