Charlie Eldred, born and reared in Honesdale, PA, 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 as the assistant / youth pastor of First Baptist Community Church in Los Gatos, CA. Fairway Park Baptist Church called him to be their pastor in November 2005. Charlie and Denise have two sons, two dogs, 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, Robert Garcia, Vince Milani, Kent Schiell, Steve Bostwick, and Mike Beyelia.
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. Our deaconesses are (l. ro r.) Adrienne Tate, Melissa Horst, Twanna Rogers, Barbara Lee, Denise Schiell, Nancy Vanerwegen, Patty Little, and Sherryl Harris.