Lead Pastor

Pastor Ben Moses

Pastor Ben and his wife Sarah have four children: Sierra, Kiersten, Joey, and Jeremiah. Ben and Sarah both grew up in Michigan but met in Greenville, South Carolina, where they attended college. After graduation, they married and then moved to Tennessee. Throughout their ministries and moves, they have felt privileged to live and raise their kids in West Virginia. Ben came as lead pastor to First Baptist of Fairlea in January of 2023, after more than 18 years serving as youth…
Director of Children’s Ministries

Beth Shafer

Beth Shafer, a Homeschool Mom, and her husband Russ, a skilled electrician, have been married since 2013 and have two precious daughters, Rylee and Reagan, and one dog, George. (LOL-He’s family, too!) Beth has had a life-long interest in children’s ministry. God touched her heart in a very real way as a young child and because of that, she is adamant that no one is too young to walk with God. In 2020 Beth and her husband were inspired to…
Choir Director and Song Leader

Jeff Bryant

Music is a vitally important part of our worship services and mission outreach efforts, and the ministry provided by Jeff Bryant as worship leader is invaluable. Jeff is choir director here at FBC as well as of the annual community Christmas cantata. He is an accomplished vocalist (member of gospel trio “ 3:16 Crossroads”) and instrumental soloist. Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from Marshall University and a Master’s in Music Education from Radford University. He earned a…
Music Coordinator

Teresa Bryant

FBC is richly blessed to have accomplished musician and school music specialist Teresa Bryant as its primary pianist. Teresa is currently acting as the music instructor for Ronceverte Elementary School. Prior to serving in this capacity, she spent fifteen years teaching choral music, music appreciation, and piano at Greenbrier East High School. She was also responsible for the implementation and instruction of the Orff/Kodaly music program in the Covington, Virginia city school system. She hold Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in…
Office Administrator

Jennifer Rich

Jennifer Rich joined the staff of First Baptist as secretary in August 2016. She grew up in Gap Mills and White Sulphur Springs, WV, and graduated from Marshall University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and French. Having been inspired by a mother and two sisters who were teachers, Jennifer served her community as a teacher as well for thirty years. She and her husband Barry, a high school English teacher, enjoy do-it-yourself projects in their vintage Lewisburg home and…