• Call: 941.371.3071
  • Email: info@FBCSarasota.com


We Believe

  • * The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God.
  • * In the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man.
  • * In the deity, Jesus Christ.
  • * In salvation by faith in the person & work of Jesus Christ.
  • * In the eternal destinies of both Heaven and Hell.
  • * In the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
  • * In the Great Commission.
  • * The Rapture of the church will be followed by the Tribulation and the second coming of Jesus Christ.
  • * 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.

See a more detailed list of our beliefs here

Faith Baptist Church Next Steps of Faith

Proverbs 29:18 tells us that without vision the people perish. Having a biblical vision for the church is essential. For 2022 and beyond Faith Baptist Church will be praying for several things they desire God to accomplish. As we enter into Our Next Steps of Faith, we joyfully remember the past while looking forward to the future. Please join us as we pray for these things and watch the Lord work in wonderful ways through the believers at Faith Baptist Church.



  • Reaching out to families in Sarasota.
  • Relaunching small groups and that many would participate.
  • Reinvigorating the children’s and youth ministry at Faith.
  • Being more intentional in evangelism and discipleship.
  • Expanding Service outreach.
  • Reinvigorating the Saturday morning prayer group.

Our History

Faith Baptist is an independent Baptist church governed by its congregation and led by its pastors. In its fifty year history, FBC has had three Senior Pastors; Marc Blackwell, who founded the church in 1969, John McCall, and David Anderson. Both Drs. Blackwell and McCall left Faith Baptist Church to serve as missionaries. Pastor Anderson came to Faith Baptist from Buffalo, NY and has served as Senior Pastor since 1999. He is a graduate of Liberty University with degrees in pastoral theology and family counseling. Pastor Anderson is a vocal supporter of the sanctity of life (preborn and end of life) and serves on the Advisory Board of the Florida Bioethics Network and as a member of the Bioethics Committee of Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Pastor Anderson has had the privilege to give the opening prayer at three different sessions of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.  Faith Baptist has resided at its current twenty-two acre campus on Fruitville Road since 2005 after moving from its former facility on Bee Ridge Rd. Faith Baptist is a Bible-teaching, missions-minded church, that has contributed more than three million dollars to worldwide evangelism and church planting. As a body of believers its commitment is to worship the Lord, preach the Word, love and serve others, and be salt and light to the community.

Our Team

Use the links below to learn more about our caring, professional team at Faith Baptist Church Sarasota.

David Anderson

Senior Pastor

Pastor David Anderson is a graduate of Liberty University. He is celebrating twenty years as Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist Church.

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Joseph Hamlin

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Joe is a graduate of the Master’s Seminary and the Assistant Pastor at Faith Baptist Church.

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Christopher Spenner

Children’s Ministry Director

Christopher Spenner is the Director of Children’s Ministries.

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Terry Kauk

Executive Secretary

Terry Kauk is Executive Secretary to the Pastor.

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