Church Leadership

Pastor Barnabas Schwanke grew up in a Christian family in New England and trusted Christ as his Savior at an young age. While attending the WILDS Christian Camp as a young teenager, he surrendered his life to serve God in wherever He would lead. After after college graduation, Pastor Schwanke took a short-term missions trip to help a church plant get started in Arizona. God used that trip to radically change his life. It was on that missions trip that he met his future wife and the Lord burdened his heart for church planting in the United States of America.

After they were married, the Schwanke family moved across the country to start a church-planting internship at the newly planted Lakeside Baptist Church in Peoria, AZ. They served at LBC for a couple of years until the Lord opened up an opportunity to start a church in Loudoun County in the spring of 2008. On March 16, 2008 Faithway Baptist Church had their grand-opening service. The Lord has done great things in the short history of our church, but we believe that the best is yet to come.

Feel free to personally contact Pastor Barnabas:

Phone: 703.727.8525

Mailing Address:

Barnabas Schwanke
Faithway Baptist Church
75 Lawson Road
Leesburg, VA 20175