Pastor Schwanke grew up in the beautiful New England state of New Hampshire. At a young age put his trust in Jesus as Savior and surrendered to full-time ministry at 16. After completing his B.S. degree in Business from Pensacola Christian College, he went on to pursue his M-Div. He met his wife, Liz on a church planting missions trip in 2005. It was during that trip that the he believed God was leading him to plant a church. Pastor Barney and Liz love serving in Loudoun County at Faithway Baptist Church, a wonderful congregation which the Lord led them to establish together over 10 years ago. Faithway is a growing and thriving church which continues to see the blessings of the Lord. They have one son and one daughter.