Pastor Charlie Eldred
Charlie Eldred was born and reared in Honesdale, PA, the oldest of 5 siblings. He is a proud alumnus of Bob Jones University and Bob Jones Seminary. While in college, he met and married his wife, Denise. After college, Charlie served Grace Baptist Church in Sonora, CA, as a pastoral intern before serving First Baptist Community Church in Los Gatos, CA, as the assistant pastor / youth pastor. Fairway Park Baptist Church called him to be their pastor in November 2005. Charlie and Denise have two sons, a dog, and a cat. When he is not at the church, you will find Pastor either in the Hayward hills photographing the scenery, or training to run another marathon!
The Board of Deacons assist pastor in various areas of ministry. These service-oriented men are leaders in their own right, yet willingly serve the needs of others in our church family. The deacons regularly meet to pray for the members of the congregation, and to discuss how best to serve their needs. The current Board of Deacons includes (l to r): Ramendra Krishna, Gene Wright, Kent Schiell, Kelvin Wong, Robert Garcia, Mike Beyelia, Vince Milani, and Jeff Smith (not pictured).
The Deaconesses also assist the pastor with church ministry. These dedicated ladies help the weekly services run smoothly. The deaconesses pray regularly for the ladies of the congregation, and seek to provide a listening ear to the needs of our church family. Currently, our deaconesses include (l to r): Barbara Lee, Denise Schiell, Sherryl Harris, Melissa Horst (not pictured), Michelle Smith, and Adrienne Tate.