Carl Axel Franzon

Pastor

Carl has served as pastor at Fruitland Covenant Church since November 2014. Carl is passionate about seeing people grow to love Jesus more and be more like Jesus each and every day. Carl has been married to his wonderful wife, Christine, since 1997 and together they have 5 children who keep them very busy.

Carl has always enjoyed being outdoors and exercising (although not always doing as much as he would like). Recently he has started doing obstacle course races, completing the Michigan Tough Mudder in 2014 and 2015, and currently training for the Michigan 2016 Tough Mudder.  The big event on the horizon: complete an ultra-marathon in 2017.

Carl spent nearly 6 years in the Army as an Infantry Officer before obtaining a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation from Gordon-Conwell. In his dissertation he is looking at the relationship between media and our ability to pay attention to God’s voice.