Franklin Church
Franklin Church
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


Mike Burtnett

Position: Associate Pastor of Youth & Outreach


Bio: Mike, his wife Jenny, and their three kids started worshipping at Franklin Church in September 2013 after moving here from out of state. Their family was in missions from 2006-2014, and Mike has been involved in youth ministry since 1999. 


Mike gets pumped when he sees people loving Christ with all their heart, mind and strength. The Burtnett family is thrilled to lead the Alive! Youth Ministry at Franklin, and they're excited to see what God is doing in the lives of the students! Mike also oversees Franklin's outreach and discipleship activities, including community service projects, small groups, and special outreach events.


Mike's life verse is Colossians 3:17: "Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."


You can reach Mike at (740) 364-8844 or at


Jenny Burtnett

Position: Music Director


Bio: Jenny became Franklin's Music Director in the summer of 2016, but she has enjoyed a love of music since she was a small child. She has played on various worship teams over the years. She loves seeing people worship God from the heart, so she's excited to help make that happen on Sunday mornings at Franklin Church! Jenny is an art teacher at a local Christian school, and she enjoys using her creativity to inspire people of all ages.


Jenny and her husband Mike (you can see his description above!) have been married since 1998, and they have three wonderful teenage children; Peter, Johnny, and Caroline.


A Bible passage that's been on Jenny's heart recently is John 4:14- "But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life."


Jenny can be reached at (614) 867-1812 or at


Robert D. Pittenger

Position: Associate Pastor


Bio: Robert handles technology needs during our Sunday services. He is married to Barbara and has two adult children. Robert formerly pastored a United Brethren church in Michigan.


Robert can be reached 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


Welcome to Franklin Church.

Come join us this Sunday for an exciting time of worship and fellowship.

Contact Us

Franklin Church

7171 Central College Rd

New Albany, OH 43054


Phone: (614) 855-1391

Fax: (614) 855-PRAY (7729)


Or use our contact form.

Come Worship With Us This Sunday

Sunday School:    9:00 A.M.

Sunday Service: 10:15 A.M.


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Office Hours:

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

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