Senior Pastor Bob Long
Our Ministry actually started when we made sure of our salvation because we were both saved as children years earlier. I remember our first work was preaching in a nursing home each week and later we became summer youth leaders in a church. It wasn’t much later that we went to college and in1972 I took my first pastorate. My last church in the states was in Dublin, Ga. where I was soon called to be an evangelist to Mexico. In between those times I started several churches and had much experience to lean on in this new calling. The deputation trail called and we went to Mexico after gaining our support to live there. We spent 12 1/2 years there before we were forced to come home due to my wife’s health. We returned again to Mexico in 2005 and were privileged to start three more churches there and stayed another nine years. In the time between our life in Mexico we started and English and Spanish work in Washington State. In 2014 Faithful Baptist Church in Omak, Washington called us and we have enjoyed knowing we are in the center of God’s will as we serve the Lord each day.
Pastor Dave Merrifield
Born into a Christian family, I received Christ as my Savior at the young age of 5. My ministry began in 2014 when I began working with Pastor Long as the music director, children’s ministry leader, as well as nursing home ministry preacher. I married my wife, Hannah, in 2017 and we have been blessed with two little boys, David and Jonathan. On September 12, 2020, I was ordained as one of the pastors of Faithful Baptist Church. Looking forward to all that God has planned for my family as we serve Him here in Eastern Washington.