Brett Blair, Lead Pastor
“There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.”
Lead Pastor at Faith Baptist Washington since 2021
Associate Pastor at Faith Baptist from 2018-2021
Youth Pastor for over 10 years at churches in Neosho, Bolivar, Springfield, and Festus, MO
Master’s Degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012
Bachelor’s Degree from Southwest Baptist University in 2009
Favorite Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” —Proverbs 3:5-6
Children’s Ministry Director
The Definition of Enthusiasm: If you haven’t met her yet, just wait. Lauren’s spirit is contagious, but only in the not-really-a-virus kind of way. She’s on a first-name basis with the folks at Chick-Fil-A, and her favorite worship songs are Living Hope, Come to the Altar, & How He Loves.
I never saw myself in ministry, but after the Lord led me here I can’t imagine doing anything else. Kids are better than people!
Most Applicable Bible Verse: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
An ambassador: Our church plant began in 1999. Kelly was there! She began serving as our Admin Assistant in 2008, and is behind the scenes in almost everything that happens here.
(Current) Favorite Verse: “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
—Romans 8:38-39 NLT
In FaithKids, I am challenged and encouraged (and sometimes entertained!) by the thoughts and questions our kids have about God and His Word!
Favorite Hobby: Woodworking and craftsmanship. No really, have you seen his work?
Fun Fact: Chris has 8 kids! Nevertheless, we’re fairly certain he still has a firm grip on his mind most days.
Born to serve: Brad is faithfully following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps of being a church deacon.
Head Deacon: Well somebody’s got to do it. Rodney leads our deacon body well!
Wisdom for the Ages: The best churches have a healthy sampling of truly wise and Godly men. We’re honored to have Richard as one of our pillars at Faith Baptist Church.
Heart to serve: Josh works tirelessly in the construction industry by day, and serves our church well the rest of the time!
Builder by trade, but guitar player by day! Come see Don rock the stage on Sunday mornings!
Favorite Local Restaurant: Cowan’s, of course. Who doesn’t love a good burger and a mile high pie?
World Renowned Artist: Okay, maybe not really. But have you seen his latest art series on the Hebrew alphabet?
Marc De Wever
The OG— Marc has been at Faith since its beginning over 20 years ago! He has faithfully served on many teams within our church, and we’re blessed to have him as a deacon.