Our Pastor is David Mathews. He was born in Texas. (God's country according to him!) He grew up near Atlanta, GA. The middle child in a Christian family, he accepted Christ as his savior at a young age and during high school felt God was calling Him to prepare himself for full-time ministry. He studied Bible and interned with his home church, Berean Baptist Church in Lilburn, GA. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 2001 with a B.A. in Bible and a minor in Voice Performance. At Bob Jones David met a girl (one he really liked) and he married her (Shannon Grimes-who thinks that Indiana is God's country) in June of 2002.
In 2003 the couple moved to Baltimore, Maryland to minister with an inner-city church, Townsend Avenue Baptist. David was the Minister of Youth and Music and the couple had their first child, Ian. In 2005 Pastor and Mrs. Mathews moved to Stafford County, VA and served as lay youth and music leaders at Colonial Baptist Church while David worked in construction. The couple had two more children, Fiona and Colleen. After 3 years of waiting for God"s timing to lead them to Faith Baptist Church, the church called David to be their pastor on April 1st of 2008. The couple added baby number 4 in March of 2010, another boy named Devin.
Pastor David"s preaching is expository in style and emphasizes personal application and change. He loves people and is seeking to minister even more effectively by seeking his NANC certification in Biblical Counseling and also his M.Div.