Pastor David Merrifield
Pastor Bob Long
Our Ministry 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 David Merrifield was blessed to have a father and mother who desired for their children to know the Lord and His Word.
At the age of 5, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour.
Throughout his youth and his teenage years, he was given many opportunities to preach and lead the music at Family Camps and Missions trips to Mexico.
He felt the Lord's calling to full time service at the age of 16.
God led Pastor David to marry his wife, Hannah, in 2017.
The Lord has since blessed them with two boys, David and Jonathan.
In 2020 Pastor David was ordained by Faithful Baptist Church of Omak, Washington.
He is now serving the Lord along side Pastor Long at Faithful Baptist Church.