Faith Memorial Baptist Church

Pastoral Staff

Daniel Lackey – Senior Pastor

Daniel Lackey has been our Senior Pastor since September 1982.

He studied at Piedmont International University as well as Covington Theological Seminary, earning both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Religious Education. He served as Pastor of Grace and Truth Baptist for two years and then came to Faith Memorial. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for Piedmont International University and he is a member of the 360 Circle of Shepherds in Raleigh, North Carolina.

He has been married to his wife, Geneva, since 1979 and they have two children, Seth (Whitney) and Jenna (Eric).


Austin Merricks – Associate / Youth Pastor

Austin Merricks has been Youth Pastor of Faith Memorial Baptist Church since 2001.  Austin was ordained in February, 2008. He and his wife, Rhonda, have been married since 1990. Austin is a meek and humble man who loves to study and teach God’s word. Austin attended Liberty University and ministers to the teenagers and their families – and they love him! He has over 15 years of experience of working with youth.  Austin works to have an engaged and active ministry with our teens by challenging them in their personal growth and relationship with the Lord.  Through his ministry many souls have come to know Christ as their personal Savior. Austin not only serves as Youth Pastor, but he is also involved with many other ministries including our hospital and shut-in visitation, Vacation Bible School, counseling, working alongside our Young Families & Children’s ministries, and much more. We all love Austin and thank the Lord for all the work he does for the cause of Christ.


Seth Lackey – Young Families’ & Children’s Pastor

Seth has been FMBC’s Young Families & Children’s Pastor since March 2011. Seth has a background in finance and has served as Branch Manger and Assistant Vice President in the banking industry. Seth holds a General Studies Diploma from Danville Community College, a Biblical Studies Diploma from Trinity Theological Seminary,  AA Degree in religion from Liberty University,  and a Bachelors of Science and Religion from Liberty University. He is currently continuing his Pastoral Ministries education and graduate studies. Seth has been married to his wife, Whitney, since 2004 and they have three children – Britton, Mollie Grace, & Camden.

Seth’s role is to develop ministries, teach, evangelize, council, out reach, and disciple young families and children for Christ. The philosophy of ministry is to reach the father, reach the family, and develop children of faith. Recognizing it is the role of parents (Deuteronomy 6, Ephesians 6) to bring children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We believe the role of our church is to be the helping hands to these families as they seek to glorify God.