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Our Pastor David W. Roth was born May 30, 1961 at Portsmouth Naval hospital in Virginia. He was born-again on Sunday morning October 31, 1976. It was on this Sunday that he boarded a church bus and headed to a newly formed church called Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church, later called Fellowship Baptist Church of Virginia Beach Virginia.
It was at Fellowship Baptist Church under the preaching of Benny B. Hampton that David repented of his sins and embraced Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and later yielded to the call to preach the gospel. He preach his first sermon at 16 years of age.
Shortly after graduating from Princess Anne High School in 1979 Fellowship Baptist church hired David to work under the tutelage of pastor Hampton. While serving at Fellowship he served in various capacities such as: pastors assistant, Sunday school teacher, bus worker, Junior church pastor and youth pastor. He graduated from Liberty Home Bible Instituted in 1987. All of which helped to prepare him for his present ministry here at Faith Bible Church.
In God’s providence, after almost 10 years at Fellowship Baptist Church, the Lord opened the door for him to become the pastor of Faith Baptist Church of Virginia Beach, later named Faith Bible Church. He preached his first sermon at FBC in September of 1986 and has been faithfully preaching God’s Word at FBC ever since.
It was during his early years at FBC that he was introduced to the reformed faith and embraced what has been identified as the doctrines of grace. The two books (apart from the Bible) which most shaped his understanding of the doctrines of grace were, Chosen By God written by Dr. R.C. Sproul and The Sovereignty of God written by A.W. Pink.
It was also during this time that he saw the need to preach through the books of the Bible verse-by-verse which remains his current practice today. His goal in life and ministry is the glory of God. As the Westminster Confession of Faith states, "man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever."
David has been married to his high school sweetheart Darcie for over 25 years and they have 5 wonderful children together. The first four are boys (Joshua, Jonathan, Jordan, Jacob) and the last a girl (Jessica), hence his email address fourboys1girl @ att.net.
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