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 Pastor Emeritus David Warner

 Pastor Emeritus, David Warner was saved in the summer of 1958 during a Vacation Bible School and was baptized in a small creek. He received training, instruction, and encouragement from his parents who were church planting missionaries in Southeastern Kentucky. Early on he felt God was calling me into His ministry. His preparation for ministry included Piedmont Bible College (now Carolina University) in NC and Cedarville College (now university) in Cedarville, OH. In the Fall of 1969 he married his childhood sweetheart, Charlotte, and over the years God has blessed their home with two lovely daughters; Lisa in 1971, and Kendra in 1976. During their early years of marriage, he spent 2 years in the U.S. Army. He began pastoring his first church, Miamiville Baptist Church near Cincinnati, Ohio, in May 1983. After six years he was led to Faith Baptist Church in Dunbar, PA. where he pastored for nearly seven years. He then pastored a church in Ohio for 18 months before resigning. While praying for God's direction, a group of folks approached him about establishing a church and being their pastor. Thus, in 1997 the seeds of Fellowship Baptist were planted in Champaign County, Ohio. After meeting in homes and a rented building, the church purchased a building in North Lewisburg, Oh and has been there since 2006. In January of 2021, he resigned because of health and was honored by the church to became Pastor Emeritus. He continues to serve the Lord in various ways in the church under the leadership of Pastor Patrick Neiswinger. His personal testimony today is: "I have yielded my life completely to God. I have decided to follow Jesus wherever that may lead. To God be the glory for His love and patience with me. Through it all I have truly learned to trust Him more."