Reverend Will Soto
It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
1 Timothy 3:1 (NASB)
Pastor Will and his wife, Shannon, have been married since 2007 and have three beautiful children: Nataly (8), Will (6), and Jonathan (5). In August 2016, Pastor Will was unanimously hired to be the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church. Prior to this, he served for five years as the Minister of Students and Associate Pastor at Forest Baptist Church in Forest, VA. In addition to this, he has over eight years experience as a counselor, working with troubled children and their families.
Pastor Will has completed an M.Div from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and also holds an MA in Pastoral Counseling, as well as a BS in Biblical Studies. In May 2013, he was formally ordained to the ministry of the Gospel.
His interests include basketball, cooking, reading, playing golf, watching movies, enjoying all types of music, and spending time with his wife and children.
Will married his college sweetheart, Shannon, in September 2007. Shannon is his helpmate, ministry partner, and better half (to be sure!). Shannon has an MA in Human Services: Marriage and Family Therapy, and has previously worked as a counselor and Outreach Director for a local crisis pregnancy center. Together, they have three beautiful and energetic children. Nataly loves to dance and is in 2nd grade; Will loves Legos and is in 1st grade, and Jonathan loves Ninjago and is getting ready to start kindergarten.
Philosophy of Ministry
A healthy church is one whose members are in growing, maturing relationships with Jesus Christ. It is one whose members are motivated out of a love for Jesus, to share the Gospel, disciple believers, participate in missions, and serve the local church. The foundation for a thriving church is the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
As a pastor, it is my strongest conviction that I have a responsibility to "preach the Word in season and out of season (2 Timothy 4:2)," and thereby "equip the saints for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:12)." In keeping with the qualifications for ministry, a pastor is to be exemplary in all areas of life, beginning with his home and extending to the local church.
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