About Us

FBF is an interdenominational, evangelical fellowship in Downtown Farmville, Virginia. Because salvation and discipleship depend on the authority of God’s Word, we make biblical teaching the basis for all we do. We encourage honest and open inquiry into the Scriptures to discover how they can enrich our daily living.

We support missionary endeavors both at home and abroad, from the local college campuses to Europe and the third world. We offer extensive prayer for the specific needs of the dozen or so missionaries God is enabling us to care for.

Like the early church we concentrate on four pursuits: They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2:42). Read more about the four pursuits here.



Sam Rabon is our teaching elder and also serves as community outreach director for the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity. He is a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as youth and children’s pastor at Heritage Baptist from 2005 to 2014, and he served one year as an interim pastor for Jamestown Presbyterian Church.



Jon Marken
Richard McClintock
Al Quinlan
John Utzinger


Servant Leaders

Children, Laura Moser
Teens/College Age, Sam Rabon
Praise and Worship, Brad Moser
Choir (seasonal), Sherri Marken
Fellowship Meal, Sherri Marken
Visitation, Conrad Taylor
Missions, Darlene Quinlan
Treasurer, Melody Brandshaw
Building Upkeep, Paul Brenneman
Grounds Upkeep, Daniel Bradshaw
Operation Christmas Child, Laura Moser


Our Founding Pastor

Lee Copeland launched FBF in 1975 and served for 40 years until God called him home in 2015. You can read tributes to him here.


Statement of Faith

We believe:

  • in one God manifest in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
  • in the inspiration of all Scriptures by the Holy Spirit as originally given, and in their final authority for Christian faith and practice;
  • in the incarnation and virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, who by His shed blood, substitutionary death, and bodily resurrection paid the redemptive price for all our sins and for the sins of the whole world;
  • in the eternal salvation of all who trust the Lord Jesus Christ and eternal punishment of all who reject Him;
  • in the work of God’s Spirit of the new birth, indwelling the believer and causing him/her to grow into the likeness of Christ and filling him/her with the power to live a godly life and to witness for Jesus Christ;
  • in the union of all true believers as one body in Christ;
  • and in the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to earth bodily to claim His own people, to vindicate Himself, and to set all things in order.