Our Vision:

Right before he returned to heaven, Jesus left us with our marching orders.  He said,

"Go into all the world and make disciples (Matt. 28:19)."  That is the mission of our church.

 

The Church is a family, not a building.  Everything we do at FSBC is focused on equipping you to do what Jesus commanded.  We have a two-fold hope for you.  First, our hope is that you will Come follow Jesus.  Second, that you will Go share the good news of Jesus Christ as you Grow in Him.

We are a family making disciples, delighted in Jesus, and excited about you becoming all God wants you to be.

our pastors:
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Sam Knaus
Lead Pastor

​Pastor Sam and his wife Allison have four kids (Sam, Caleb, Abby and Noemi).  

His undergrad and seminary degrees are from Liberty University.  He first came to FSBC as part of a band with fellow singer/songwriter Eddie McDonald in 2007.  What a beautiful providence that he would be shepherding that same group of people today.  

 

Pastor Sam loves being our pastor because he gets to pour his life into the two things he loves most and that last forever: (the Word of God and people). God used his 14 years as a classroom teacher before being called to the ministry, to cultivate an informal, energetic and practical style that comes through as he teaches verse by verse through the Bible.  The goal in all of Pastor Sam's teaching is to mature and equip the members of FSBC to do the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:12).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Caleb Mahan
Youth Pastor​

Caleb and his wife, Micala love working with the youth of our church.  Caleb is currently perusing his Masters of Divinity from Liberty University.  His greatest desire is that the youth of First Southern would all come to know the love of Jesus personally and grow in their relationship with Him.  Caleb teaches our Sunday morning and Wednesday night youth class, and he and Micala develop relationships, model discipleship and plan fun and outreach events.

Our History:

Fifty people formed the first congregation of First Southern Baptist Church in March, 1991. The group met in rented space in the Staunton Plaza in Hurt.  Since then, FSBC has been faithfully proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ in our community. 

FSBC is a member of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.