About Our Associate Pastors
Pastor Philip Tabler was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio. After graduating from Zanesville High School, he pursued and received a degree in Music Therapy from Ohio University.
After serving as an educator, Pastor Philip was called to ministry. He served as Youth Pastor and Children’s Pastor at Love & Truth Church in Jackson, TN. And during his time there, became the Worship Pastor for more than 10 years. Transitioning into pastoral leadership, Pastor Philip and his wife, Joanna, launched Love & Truth Church in Dyersburg, TN, which is still active today.
In 2017, Pastor Philip and Joanna were called to return to their home state of Ohio, to minister and be closer to their families.
Currently, Pastor Philip is the Professor of Music at Valor Christian College, and extension of World Harvest Church in Canal Winchester, OH. He is also continuing to work on his Masters of Arts in Ministry from Ohio Christian University, while serving as Associate Pastor of Hands of Faith Church, where he is also a member of the Praise Team.
Pastor Philip and Joanna have been married since 2004, they have two beautiful children, Dean and Hope.
Pastor Benjamin (Ben) Gross is a graduate of Zanesville High School, where he was the co-founder along with Pastor Philip Tabler, of the Zanesville Bible Club. He has been involved in missions ministry having served in the countries of Belize, Ecuador, Lebanon, Romania, Poland, and Russia. He has served with such organizations as Teen Mania, where he graduated in the Honor Academy, and Bethel Mission. Ben has also been a teen leader, bible instructor, and outreach coordinator. Ben’s personal mission is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and make disciples through small group fellowship.
Married to Rachel, they share in the joy of raising there six children, Emma, Josiah, Lydia, Claire, Ruthie, and Asa.