About Faith Baptist

Learning the Word, Living the Word 

Faith Baptist Church is an independent Bible-teaching fellowship with a strong missions program.  Our theme for 2012 is Learning the Word, Living the Word. Our goal is to glorify God by worshiping Him in Spirit and in Truth, teaching His Word, evangelizing those who have yet to believe, ministering to one another and impacting our culture for Christ.

When you worship with us you will find that our worship service is authentic and not style-constricted.  We don’t strive to be contemporary, traditional or even blended.  We strive only to please the Lord and be true to His Word.  Pastor Anderson preaches from the New King James Version.


 Our Core Beliefs

  • We believe the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God
  • We believe in the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man.
  • We believe in the deity, Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in salvation by faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the eternal destinies of both Heaven and Hell.
  • We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the Great Commission.
  • We believe the Rapture of the church will be followed by the Tribulation and the second coming of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe baptism by immersion, as a testimony of saving faith and the observance of Communion, as a solemn remembrance of the death of Christ, are ordinances of the church.


Service Times

We have a number of weekly services and events at Faith Baptist Church. We hope to see you soon. If you have any questions, please call our church office.



Sunday School
9:30 am

Worship Service
Trilight Zone (Kids)
10:30 am

Adult Bible Study
Teen Ministry
6:30 pm

Super Seniors
10:00 am

Church Staff

The FBC staff is a team of men and women committed to the church goal - Learning the Word, Living the Word. Each one is here to serve the Lord by serving the church body. Through prayer, scriptural edification, hard work and lots of smiles, the staff is here to ensure that our ministry is effective, personal and God-honoring.

Dr. David and Colleen Anderson

Senior Pastor

Pastor Anderson has 36 years of pastoral ministry experience and has been serving at Faith Baptist for 23 years. He has been married to Colleen for 34 years, and has two children; Brooke and David. He is on the executive committee of Faith and Action, a ministry to elected and appointed leaders in Washington, DC. He serves on the Bioethics Committee of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the advisory Board of the Florida Bioethics Network, one of the nation's most prominent Bioethics organizations. He has been the guest chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives twice, and the U.S. Senate once. He co-hosts a weekly television program with Herman Bailey on the Christian Television Network.

Nick and Kortnei Barker


Nick is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute and Tennessee Temple University. He is currently working on his master's degree from Liberty University. His most recent ministry position was as the Dean of Students at the Hudson, Florida campus of the Word of Life Bible Institute. Nick is an intentional student of the Word of God and is committed to discipleship ministry. He is married to Kortnei (also a WOL and TTU graduate) and together they have a baby girl name Paityn Lynn.

Renee Pagan

Children’s Director

Renee Pagan is our Children's Director. She is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University and served a few years on the mission field in both Brazil and Mexico. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. After returning from the mission field she earned her master's degree from Liberty University. She is an artist, musician, teacher, soloist, choir director and counselor.

Luann Pettis

Business Accountant

Luann is a veteran of the Gulf War, an accountant, a professional clown, and a balloon florist. She has been married to Earl for 23 years and has 6 children and 8 grandchildren. She also assists Pastor Bailey in TriLight Zone and appears as a clown at various children’s events throughout the year.

Stephanie Yoder

Nursery Director

Stephanie is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a BA in Elementary Education. She began attending Faith Baptist when she moved to Florida in 2006. As the nursery coordinator, her desire is to partner with parents to begin planting a seed of faith in each child by teaching them about God and His Word, praying with and for each child, and by setting a godly example.

Terry Kauk

Receptionist / Office Manager

Terry Kauk is our receptionist/office manager and has been attending FBC since she was a teenager. She is married to Steve and has two children. She is engaged in numerous ministries around the church and is always busy. She is always willing to help you find the information you need.

Elton Smith

Facilities Manager

Elton is a retired paramedic from the Sarasota County Fire Department. He has been married to Linda for 41 years and has one child, Stephen. They have attended Faith for years, serving in various roles, most prominently, as the volunteer Facility Manager.

Come worship with us.

We are located approximately 5 minutes east of I-75 on Fruitville Road. The map below will show you FBC's exact location, but if you need further assistance, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help. Our church family would love for you to join us at our next service!

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