Pastors

Steven Wade

Husband to Jenny, father to Caleb, Sarah, Lydia and Anna. Steven joined Faith Baptist Church in 2017 as Lead Pastor and is passionate about preaching the gospel and developing leaders. His vision is for Faith to be a discipleship hub where Christian leaders are equipped to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ in Youngsville and to the ends of the earth.

Ryan Chapman

Since coming on staff at Faith in 2011, Ryan, his wife Amanda and their children William, Jack, Gracie, and Trevor, originally from Louisiana, have grown to love the people of this church.
His hope for Faith is that we would be a people who walk humbly with our God, submitting ourselves to His Word, encouraging one another to be daily transformed into the image of Christ, and giving ourselves away for the gospel.

Michael Liter

Michael Liter and Deborah, his wife, started attending Faith in January 1997. They soon were members, serving at Faith and planting their lives in Youngsville. In 1999, Michael joined the pastoral staff. Their children: Simon, Ian, Ashlyn, Lauryn, and Jorge (their honorary third son) are all a part of what God continues to do here at Faith. Michael’s vision is for us as God’s people is that we fear the Lord rightly and worship Him in Spirit and Truth, that our response would resonate with one heart and voice and would glorify Him with every creative and genuine expression He deserves.

Jerry Helmandollar

Pastor Jerry moved here with his wife, Stacey, and their children, Josh & Emma, in 2008 from Statesville, NC.
He joined our staff as our Middle School Minister in the Spring of 2009, and in 2011 he became our full-time Student Pastor.
His passion is to partner with parents in raising a pure generation & seeing students ‘connecting with other believers and growing in their relationship with Jesus’. He challenges students to serve the Church, because when students serve… they stay. Please join him in praying for our families and students to live for Jesus in a world that so desperately needs hope!

Aubrey Cooper

Husband to Danica and father to Zack, Kaitlynn and Shelby. Aubrey joined Faith Baptist Church in 1995. In 2003, Aubrey became the Recreation Director. He later became the Community Outreach Pastor and now serves as the Children’s Pastor. His desire is to see children and their families know the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and grow in their faith into adulthood — making a commitment to be on mission making disciples.

Ben McRoy

Husband to Shelby, father to Rylee and Nathaniel. Ben has been a part of Faith since 2003, and joined the pastoral staff in 2007 as Community Outreach and Missions Pastor. While in college the Lord used a short term mission trip to give Ben a heart for the nations, and since then he has been passionate about mobilizing Christians to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. His prayer for the members of Faith, is that we would be purposely on-mission for Jesus in our community, our country, and our world.

Patrick Cottrell

Husband to Shonna, father to Jimmy and Grace, Patrick and his family became members of the Faith Baptist Church family in 2001 after moving here from Florida. He joined the staff in 2014 as Administrative Pastor. In his earlier career, Patrick served over twenty years in middle and upper management positions in the financial and manufacturing industries. His passion is first and foremost to be a faithful minister of the Gospel while using his experience and giftings to ensure that the business aspects of the church operate in an efficient, effective and God honoring manor.