Pastors & Deacons

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Pastor Andy Belanger

Andy and Dawn met in Orlando where they were attending classes for their Naval service. They were married in 1996 and have one daughter Dena, who is married to her college sweetheart Eric. Dawn currently teaches 8th grade English at Clifton Forge Middle School, is working on a graduate degree in biblical languages at Liberty University, and leads in the Women of Faith Ministry at FBC.

Andy became a christian in high school, having heard and learned the Word from friends who, appealing to Scripture, challenged his religious beliefs. He began serving in ministry in the sound booth at their church in Clifton Park New York, and gradually understood the call to ordained vocational ministry as he experienced the continual calling through home-group leader, marriage counselor, and Sunday-school teacher in various churches he was a member of as his Navy career moved him across the country. Andy is a graduate of Liberty University and has been serving the Lord as a pastor since July of 2017. Andy was called to Faith Baptist Church in 2019 as an Associate Pastor following his retirement from the Navy, then as Co-Pastor in 2021 where he continues to serve.

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Youth Pastor Blake Allen

Blake was raised in a Christian home in Buena Vista, VA where his dad serves as a Youth Pastor at Victory Baptist Church. Blake was saved at the age of seven. Ever since high school, God was dealing with Blake’s heart to work with youth and at the time Blake thought his career path was going to be a teacher and coach. In 2017, at a youth conference, the Holy Spirit laid on Blake’s heart that He wanted Blake to follow the path of youth ministry and to make an impact by encouraging youth in their relationship with Christ.

In 2018, Blake followed his calling by entering Liberty University. While at Liberty, Blake had lots of opportunities to work and serve in the community and he pursued an internship at Hyland Heights Baptist Church where he served in the student ministry for three years. Blake graduated with a Youth Ministries: Christian Leadership degree and minored in Biblical Studies. He is excited to see what God has in store for him here at Faith Baptist Church as the Youth Pastor! He is thankful for the opportunity to serve here in Covington and cultivate a student ministry that is UNASHAMED of the gospel (Romans 1:16)!

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