Charles Blake, Senior Pastor
Pastor Charles Blake is a native of Vermilion, Ohio. Having been reared in a Southern Baptist Church, he professed faith in Jesus Christ when he was eight years old. He attended Mississippi College where he met his wife, Amy. Charles and Amy have four children.
In addition to the BA from Mississippi College, Charles has an MA in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary and an MDiv from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Two of his life-shaping books (outside the Bible) are RC Sproul's The Holiness of God and AW Pink's The Sovereignty of God. Charles enjoys reading books by and about Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Before coming to Columbus, Charles served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Meadville, Missouri. He was there for 7 ½ years.
Charles longs to see Parsons Baptist Church mature and grow in its knowledge and application of the Word of God.
Jack Faught, Youth Pastor
Pastor Jack Faught was born in Selmer, Tennessee and grew up in the small towns of Northeast Mississippi. He was born again during the first Spring semester of community college, being given a new love for the Word of God. With a desire to share the gospel, he went on to study English at Mississippi State University. It was there in the library that he met his wife, Claire.
With a BA in English, Jack pursued an M. Div. in Theology from Liberty University with a call to preach the gospel. Following the completion of his M. Div., he served in the youth ministry of Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi. He served there for two years before coming to Columbus.
Jack has been greatly helped by the books of writers like John Piper, C. S. Lewis, and a handful of the Puritans. Aside from ministry, Jack enjoys writing poetry, reading comic books, and spending quality time with friends and family. He and Claire have two boys.
It is Jack's desire that the youth of Parsons Baptist Church grow in their knowing and treasuring of the Lord Jesus so that their joy may be full and God may be glorified.