Pastor Andy Belanger
Andy and Dawn met in Orlando where they were attending classes for their Naval service. They were married in December 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 remains serving when the other Pastor, Bro. Billy retired.