Daniel Lackey has been our Lead Pastor since September 1982.
Pastor Lackey 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. Pastor Lackey has been a faithful Bible teacher for over 40 years. Pastor Lackey not only speaks weekly at Faith and on the radio but has also spoken at many conferences and fellowships. Pastor Lackey has a great love for his people and the body of Christ.
He has been married to his wife, Geneva, since 1979, and they have two children, Seth (Whitney) and Jennifer (Eric) and four grandchildren.
Seth LackeyAssociate Pastor
Seth has a background in finance and has served as Branch manager 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. Seth also holds an associate and bachelor’s degree from Liberty University. He has also continued his graduate studies in Pastoral leadership at Carolina University. 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, outreach, 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.
Austin MerricksSenior Saints, Missions, & Visitation Pastor
Austin Merricks has been the Senior Saints, Missions, & Visitation Pastor at FMBC since June 2019. Previously he served as Youth Pastor of FMBC from 2001 to May 2019.
Austin attended Liberty University and 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 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.
Jonathan RaganYouth Pastor
Jon has been FMBC’s Youth Pastor since June 2019. He and his wife, Rebekah, have been married since 2014, and they have four children – Hudson, Evelyn, Judah, and Levi.
Jon has a bachelor’s degree in camp ministries from the University of Bob Jones. Jon seeks to mentor and disciple young people for Jesus Christ, through the teaching of the Word and developing close relationships.
Donella GuillSecretary / Treasurer
Donella Guill is a true asset to Faith Memorial as treasurer and secretary. Donella received an Associates degree from Danville Community College, a Bachelors degree from James Madison University, and received a Masters degree from Averett University. Donella has served as secretary and treasurer of Faith Memorial Baptist Church since 1995, taking the position full-time in August, 2007.
Martha WilliamsonMusic / Choir Director
Martha Williamson began to study music at the age of 9. She has served as pianist for Faith Memorial since the church was organized in 1972. Martha is the director of Faith Memorial’s Choir, and her main focus is to have Christ-exalting music in every service. She also works with our 2s & 3s Sunday School group. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, cooking, and family activities.
Diana BoothAssistant Secretary
Diana Booth has served as assistant secretary for FMBC since March of 2020. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1998 from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She has been married to her husband, Kris, since 1998 and they have two children, Maddie and Dawson. She and her family became members of Faith soon after they moved to Virginia from Tennessee about 10 years ago. Diana is thankful that the Lord brought her family to Faith and for the opportunity to serve.