Our Ministry Staff

 

PASTORS:

 

SENIOR PASTOR – Dale Freeman

Dale Freeman is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church.

He was led to the Lord at the age of 19 alongside his then girlfriend and now wife, Sharon, in October of 1980.  Pastor Freeman and Mrs. Sharon were both born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina.

In the year of 1981, Pastor Freeman answered the call to preach and began attending Tabernacle Baptist College in his hometown.

His passion of preaching has opened many doors for him to minister to others throughout his life and has presented the opportunity to preach at his own local church, sister churches, conferences and Baptist colleges of like faith throughout his time of being in the ministry for over 30 years.

He assumed the role of Senior Pastor in the summer of 2006, following FBC’s founder, Joshua Shifflett.  Under his leadership and by God’s grace, FBC has grown and flourished in every way.  Pastor Freeman is an expository preacher who teaches the people of the church to use their gifts and talents to serve God.
 

Pastor Freeman enjoys reading, sports, and Mrs. Sharon’s southern cooking.  He is a Dallas Cowboys fan and also roots for the South Carolina Gamecocks when he has the opportunity.

Pastor Freeman and his wife Sharon (Reeves) were married on August 8, 1981 and relocated their family to Virginia in 1999. They have four grown children– Meredith (Freeman) Oliver, Michael, Marcus, and Mariah; a son-in-law, and four grandchildren.  Pastor Dale enjoys the time of year when his entire family vacations together.  Pastor Dale loves his family deeply and enjoys serving with all of them at FBC.
 
 

ASSISTANT PASTOR – BJ Short

BJ short was saved in August of 1986.  After graduating from high school in his Virginia hometown, he headed to Bible College where he met his wife, Betty (Molina).  Pastor BJ returned to Virginia after graduating from Hyles-Anderson College in 2002 and married Mrs. Betty in 2004.  Pastor BJ has been an Assistant Pastor at FBC since May of 2007; He and Mrs. Betty have three beautiful girls and currently serve at FBC as Sunday School teachers, Children’s Church workers, and in any other way they can be a blessing.  Pastor BJ is the Director of Children’s Ministries at FBC.  He is a family man who is compassionate and dedicated to the Lord.
 
 

ASSISTANT PASTOR/YOUTH PASTOR – David Oliver

David Oliver was born and raised in Virginia, never realizing the importance of eternity until October of 2005 at the age of 24.  Pastor David has been on fire for the Lord ever since and has been serving in whatever way he can.  In January of 2008, he married Pastor Freeman’s oldest daughter, Meredith, and became the Youth Pastor of FBC just one month later.  Pastor David and Mrs. Meredith have four young children, three girls and one boy.  Pastor David became an Assistant Pastor in 2014 and enjoys every aspect of his Christian life.  His passionate preaching and burden for young people have made a huge impact in the community.
 
 

ASSISTANT PASTOR/YOUNG ADULT PASTOR – Brandon Freeman

Brandon Freeman was saved in September of 1996 under the ministry of Pastor Dale in South Carolina.  Pastor Brandon is the nephew of Pastor Dale Freeman and was in the youth group during Pastor Dale’s years in Greenville, South Carolina.  Years later, after marrying his wife Jennifer (Childs) and having children, he relocated his family of five to Virginia.  Pastor Brandon and Mrs. Jennifer serve at FBC in every way they are able, including the music ministry and young adult ministry.  Pastor Brandon became an Assistant Pastor in the summer of 2014.  After becoming the Director of the Young Adults Ministry, young men and women under his teaching are continuing to grow spiritually and are becoming more involved in ministries at FBC.
 

OTHER STAFF MEMBERS:

DAVID THOMPSON

MISSIONS DIRECTOR

MICHAEL FREEMAN

MUSIC DIRECTOR

BRIAN BURAKER

SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR