Franklin Church
Franklin Church

Meet Our Staff

Michael Brown

Position: Senior Pastor


Bio: Mike grew up in the Central Ohio area (Grove City) and became a Christian while in high school. He felt God directing him into pastoral ministry at the age of 17. He met his wife, Chris, while attending college in Indiana. They were married and accepted their first church assignment in Monroe, Indiana – where their daughter Stephanie was born. In 1989 the family moved to New Albany and Mike became senior pastor of Franklin Church.


It is his desire that the church impact the community for Christ by becoming a loving – caring church with a passion for leading and discipling families for Christ so that they may experience a living relationship with Him. Mike’s favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33.


Mike can be reached at 614.668.7168 or at


Clarabell Harlan

Position: Secretary


Bio: Clarabell began attending Franklin Church along with her husband, Donnie, in the mid 1950’s. Over the years she has served in many ministry positions. She became the church secretary in 1969, and although Donnie passed away in 2005, Clarabell continues to serve as church secretary. Her life passage is Colossians 3:23-24: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”


Clarabell can be reached via the church phone number (614.855.1391) or at


Ethan White

Position: Music Director


Bio: Ethan has been a member of Franklin Church since his senior year of high school when he began playing percussion and singing with the Praise Team. He received a BA in New Media & Communication Technology from The Ohio State Universtiy in 2012. In 2019 Ethan began serving as Franklin's Music Director and pursues his love of music through other various outlets as well. Ethan and his wife Mary live in New Albany with their two young children Ella and Elijah.


Ethan can be reached via the church phone number (614.855.1391).


Mary White

Position: Children's Ministry Director


Bio: A member of Franklin Church since 2006, Mary has been involved in many aspects of church ministry. She holds a BFA in Dance and a MEd in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. She has been an elementary educator since 2014 and is currently a Principal-In-Training at Gahanna Christian Academy. Mary joined the Church staff in 2019. Mary and Ethan have two young children and a playful dog Willow.


Mary can be reached via the church phone number (614.855.1391).


Welcome to Franklin Church.

Come Worship With Us This Sunday

Adult Bible Study:    9:00 A.M.

Worship & Message: 10:15 A.M.

Junior Church: 10:15 A.M.


7171 Central College Rd

New Albany, OH 43054

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Contact Us

Phone: (614) 855-1391

Fax: (614) 855-PRAY (7729)

Or use our contact form.

Office Hours:

Tuesday to Friday  9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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