Dave Maitland – Senior Pastor
Pastor Dave Maitland served as Youth Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Meadville, PA for 16 years and at First Baptist Church in Grove City, PA for 5 years, before becoming our pastor in 2000. Pastor Dave and his wife, Bonnie, have one adult child.
Thank you for visiting our website. My name is Pastor Dave and I have been at First Baptist Church for 14 years. As you examine our website, I trust you will gain some insight into the purpose of our church. There are many good churches that preach the gospel. My prayer is that we are one of those churches upon which God has His hand.
It is our desire to see people come to a saving knowledge of Christ. Our next goal is to work with families and individuals and teach them “how to live”.
I believe we grow spiritually from the inside out. It is a process – “line upon line, precept upon precept”. This process takes time by way of expository preaching, topical sermons and character studies in the Bible. When we know and love God, we can then serve Him with joy, raise our families to love Him and also find His will for our lives.
Todd Wentworth – Music Pastor
Todd Wentworth is a graduate of Grove City College and is an alumni of Philadelphia Biblical University. He has played the violin for 20 years and teaches violin and voice lessons in his private studio. In January 2003, Todd was called to serve as Music Minister at First Baptist Church. He, his wife Elizabeth, and children Emily & Tanner reside in Butler.
There is a place for you here in the Music and Worship Ministry at First Baptist! There are wonderful opportunities for all ages to sing or play, and to use your special musical talents to inspire praise and lead our church in a great worship experience each week.
With so many options before you, it is very easy to get involved in the music ministry. Whether you are a child, a teenager, adult, or senior adult, you will not want to miss out on the many opportunities our music ministry has to offer. You may have interest in singing in a choir, playing an instrument in the orchestra, or helping in media; whatever your interest, we have a place for you. For more specific information concerning a particular area of interest, call the church office at 724-287-7241.
Sam McNamara – Youth Pastor
Pastor Sam McNamara came to First Baptist Church in February 2013 after serving as an associate pastor in Erie, PA for five years.
After graduating from Bob Jones University in 2001 with a bachelor degree in Agribusiness, he worked as a dairy farmer, a floor installer, and a delivery driver before God called him into full-time vocational ministry.
Sam and his wife, Courtney were married in 2002 and have 2 daughters, Eleanor and Evelynn. In addition to being a husband and father, Sam enjoys coaching and playing soccer and most things cow-related.