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  • 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

2020 Vision - A Focus on Growth

Spiritual growth is an essential and continuing dynamic of the Christian life.  God grants spiritual growth, but He usually does so in conjunction with the believer’s faith and obedience. We all want to have vibrant faith and live in a way that pleases God, so why do we so often fail to do so?  For many of us, it comes down to a lack of intentionality – planned out, practiced and directed action towards identifiable goals.  To help us be more intentional in our walk of faith, we are using the number 20 to specify practical steps towards growing in faith.  Will you accept the challenge?

20 min. in daily prayer … 20 Bible verses memorized by year’s end … 20 people invited to church, or given a tract, or witnessed to … 20 additional dollars given each week in offerings to the Lord … 20 acts of service to the Church family … 20 prayers with other people … 20 kind acts to individuals or groups in the Sarasota community

Join us as we sharpen our focus and see the Lord bless us with greater fruitfulness this year.

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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Matt Favero

Youth Director

Matt Favero serves as Youth Director at Faith Baptist Church.

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Terry Kauk

Executive Secretary

Terry Kauk is Executive Secretary to the Pastor.

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Kelsie Favero

Nursery Director

Kelsie Favero is Director of the Lil’ Buds Nursery.

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Amy Denney

Children’s Ministry Director

Amy Denney is the Director of Children’s Ministries.

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