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.
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 is currently perusing a degree in Christian leadership and Church Ministry from Liberty University with plans to continue on for a Masters of Divinity. Caleb has grown up with a love for the local church. His dad is the pastor of Kentuck Baptist church in Danville and his mom is the music director.
Caleb's 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. He models discipleship, teaches our Sunday morning and Wednesday night youth class, and plans fun and outreach events.
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 happy member of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.