As a serving Usher, Bob McFalls was invited to join the Board of Elders in 2013 to complete the unfinished term of Elder Bob Barkhimer who, along with his wife Karen, departed for cooler surroundings that year. Bob is now in his own 4 year term serving as Treasurer with the primary responsibility of working with the pastor and Elder Board to prepare the Annual Budget, provide monthly Financial Reports to the Elder Board, and give the Annual Financial Report to the church body. Bob and Helia have been married since 2008.
Bob was the younger of two boys raised by their mother and grandmother in the coal mining region of Pennsylvania during the 50’s & 60’s. Their mother attended the United First Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. She made certain that her boys were on time for Sunday School and accompanied her to the church service that immediately followed. Two years after graduating from high school Bob enlisted in the US Navy and, 10 years later was honorably discharged. During a men’s retreat at Mount Laguna in 1991 Bob became a Christian. Helia was already living in Borrego Springs when Bob met her in early 2007. They became engaged later that year and married the following year. Helia was a “Preacher’s Kid” (PK) and as such, spent more hours in the church than the congregation. She currently serves as our Greeter’s Coordinator. With all those combined years in church between them, it wasn’t until Bob & Helia heard the word being taught by Pastors Steve & Ryan that they truly began to understand and fully accepted Christ as their Savior. They feel honored to serve and blessed by the love and fellowship of the BSCC Family.