Faith Baptist Church, Chehalis, Washington
Pastor and Mrs. Bailey
Raised in Amarillo, Texas, Pastor Bailey was saved in 1975 at the age of 19, and later attended the Pensacola Bible Institute, graduating in 1979.
He married his wife, Ginny D’ Antonio, originally from Chicago, who was saved in 1973 and graduated from PBI in 1978. Upon graduation, they moved to Findlay, Ohio, where Brother Bailey pastored the Bible Baptist Church until their move to the Cincinnati area in 1981. As an Associate under Pastor Jim Tarkington at the Immanuel Baptist Church of Dayton, Kentucky, they gained valuable ministry experience and forged friendships that would prepare them for their missionary task to come.
Called to Greece in 1986, they began deputation and found themselves in Athens, Greece with their three young sons during the Parliamentary elections October, 1988. The ensuing chaos introduced them to life in the Mediterranean society. In March, 1990, they started the Bible Baptist Church of Athens, Greece with fellow missionaries Larry and Judi Theofanopoulos. The congregation today is made up of an international mix of people with services in Greek as well as English.
The Baileys served in Greece until September, 2005, leaving the Athens church under the leadership of Associate Pastor Peter Tsirozidis. They attended their home church, Hope Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio, until being called to pastor Faith Baptist Church, here in Chehalis, Washington.
Associate Pastor and Mrs. Sherry
Mike Sherry and his wife, Erin, met at Pensacola Bible Institute where Pastor Sherry graduated in 2001. Later that same year they were married, and then in October 2002, followed the Lord’s will to Rochester, NY to work at Chili Bible Baptist Church. Ordained into the ministry in 2007, Pastor Sherry officially became the associate pastor and continued to serve there for 13 more years. During that time, he and his wife had four children: Carson, Brooklyn, Austin and London.
Recently, the Lord lead the Sherry family here, to the Pacific Northwest, to serve at Faith Baptist Church in a number of capacities.