About Us

FAC is a multi-cultural, multi-generational church that has an undeniable love for Jesus Christ. We believe that prayer is essential in every Christian’s relationship with God, and because we are a praying people, God moves in a mighty way in every service. Each service is powerful and life changing. Only God can out-do Himself every time!
Many people at FAC have a powerful testimonies of Jesus saving and changing their lives. That is why we want everyone to know Jesus and His salvation. FAC is God-centered and soul-focused. We love people and are passionate about telling others the good news of the Gospel.

Our Pastor

Pastor Bulgrin, who is called by God to lead our church family, is foremost a Christian living by example. Before coming to Tallmadge, he served as Youth Pastor in Massillon and Ohio District Youth President for the United Pentecostal Church.
In 1998, Rev. Ken Bulgrin and his wife, Kimberly, became pastor of FAC Tallmadge. For over 20 years, the Bulgrins have served the Tallmadge community and church family. Pastor Bulgrin’s vision is for the blessings of God to be poured out upon Tallmadge and the surrounding communities. Ministry is his passion, and he desires to reach the world with this Gospel. The First Apostolic Church is honored and blessed to have him and his family lead our assembly.
Pastor Ken Bulgrin

Our History

In 1931, the First Apostolic Church began in a tent meeting on Bank Street in Akron, Ohio. From there, the church moved multiple locations in Akron as the congregation grew; and in 1969, under the leadership of Pastor Frank Poling, we became FAC Tallmadge holding our first service in our current location.
In 2016, we broke ground yet again to expand at 199 South Avenue. Under the current leadership of Pastor Ken Bulgrin, FAC built the new building with a vision and desire to serve more people of the community. We officially celebrated the opening of our new building in 2018.

Our Beliefs

We believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are 3 manifestations of one God whose name is Jesus Christ.
  • (Colossians 2:9, 1 Timothy 3:16, John 14:6)
We believe that the Bible is the Holy Word of God that governs our lives holding the answer to every question, problem, or need.
  • (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)
After the first step of believing on the Lord, we believe that the next steps of salvation is acting upon what the Lord has instructed us to do which is repent, be baptized in Jesus’ name, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
  • (John 3:5, Acts 2:38-39, Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16)
We believe that there is a real heaven to gain and a real hell to avoid.
  • (John 14:6, Romans 6:23, John 3:16)

Our Team
Kimberly Bulgrin
Pastor’s Wife / Women Ministry Director
Christian Bulgrin
FAC Youth Pastor
Brian Rentsch
Men’s Ministry Director
Cindy Queen
Director of Kids Zone
Craig & Ashley Bulgrin
Next Step Bible Study Directors
Jason & Krystal LaBar
 Better Together Directors
David Hymes Jr.
TROOP Director
Brittany Hymes
Bloom Director
Duane & Glenna Kelley
Lifetimers Directors
Fred Parrott
Multicultural Ministries Director
Gary Fullen
Pastoral Prayer Team Director
Carrie Johnson
Music Director
Troy Brown
FAC Veterans Director
Jaime Butzer
Bridge Dir. / Event Coord. / FAC CS Principal
Hilda Trapani
Griefshare Director
Dave McCartney
Sound Director
Heather McCartney
Creative Design Director
Brian & Leah Dunnells
Global Missions Director
John & Ashlyn Miller
Guest Services Coordinator & Hyphen Young Adult Directors
Justin Small
Technical Media Director
Teresa Hymes
Administrator of Tallmadge Kiddie Kollege
Richard Tanner
Director of Ushers