Alan Garbutt, senior pastor
Faith Baptist Church recently welcomed their new pastor, Alan Garbutt and his wife Debbie. A graduate of Bob Jones University, Alan has served as the pastor of two churches in Georgia and Mississippi for over 29 years. He and his wife have five grown children and one grandchild.
Joe Fraga, office administrator
An immigrant to the USA, Joe was born in the Azores Islands, Portugal, and grew up in California. Joining the military in 1969, he met the Lord during his first Air Force duty assignment at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Joe served in the Air Force for 20 years as an aerospace medical technician with assignments in the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean and at remote military bases. During his military career he served the Lord in local and military churches in the USA and overseas.
After his military career, he earned his degree in Business Administration from Thomas Nelson Community College and started his own a commercial landscaping and cleaning business. Following a successful run in the business world Joe was led to close his business and serve full-time as the church office administrator at Faith Baptist Church. He enjoys the challenges of the church office paperwork and special projects, overseeing various ministries and serving people and the pastor. He often says he has the most enjoyable ministry and job in the church! When not at the church office Joe enjoys studying business, house rehab projects and gardening. His favorite verses are 2 Corinthians 5:17 and 2 Timothy 2:2. Joe and his wife, Francisca, who was born in the Dominican Republic, have been married over twenty years. Their son, Jonathan, is a student at Bob Jones University, majoring in voice performance.