A Church With A Heart For People
Sandra Sattler Armacost
My name is Eric Armacost and I am the pastor here at Faith Baptist Church. Along with my wife Sandi, I have served here as pastor since September of 2005. It has been a blessing to be serving the Lord here at Faith.
I grew up in a Christian home. I thank God for that every day. My parents were faithful to the Lord and raised me to be the same. I graduated high school from Landmark Christian School in 1991. I also have an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies and Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary and I am currently working on a bachelor’s degree from Gethsemane Baptist Institute. I am so thankful for the education that God has allowed me to have. It is truly a blessing. I was saved September 10, 1989 at the Socialville Baptist Church in Mason, Ohio at the age of 15 (4 days before my 16th birthday). God really began dealing with me after the death of my friend Brian Rowe. He had been hit by a drunk driver while walking home one evening that August. I knew I was lost but had really been playing a game. I finally accepted the Lord on a Sunday morning and have never regretted that decision. However, I wish I could say I have served the Lord faithfully.
After a few months, I began to walk away from the Lord. Some bad circumstances in my life happened and I blamed God. I began to live for the devil and do things that were contrary to the Word of God. In October of 1991, I was sentenced to sixteen months in a juvenile detention facility. After 4 months, I was released and placed on parole. However, I still ran from God and did things contrary to his name.
Finally, after meeting my wife, my mother convinced her to go to church and so I went along. I only went because my wife (fiancé at the time) was going. God began to work in my life and finally I gave my life back to him and rededicated my life to Christ in 1994. My wife and I were married on April 15, 1994 and God has blessed us with 5 beautiful children and 4 grandchildren. I am so thankful for my family. They mean the world to me.
I served as youth pastor here at Faith from 1996 to 2005. I was assisted by my wife. In 2005, I was voted in as pastor. I thank God for his faithfulness and for his grace all these years, even when I was not faithful to him. His love is so undeserving but I am so grateful.
My life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6” Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and He shall direct thy paths.” It is the will of God for all our lives. It is our job to trust him, acknowledge him and follow him, it is his job to direct our paths.
I would love to see you attend a service here at Faith. God is so good and such a wonderful Savior. My desire is that all would come to know his saving grace. God bless!!!!!!!!
Sandra Sattler married Eric Armacost on April 15, 1994. They are the proud parents of five (5) children two of whom still reside at home.
Sister Sandi says,” I was saved in 1987, but I really did not get true guidance until I became a member of Faith Baptist Church in 1994.”
Since coming to Faith Baptist, she has held the positions of Sunday School Teacher and Junior Church Worker. She also assisted Pastor Armacost when he was the Youth Pastor.
Currently, she is in charge of the nursery and often sings as a soloist during morning services. Sister Sandi tells us,” I am willing to fill in wherever I am needed.”
She further states, "We are all about Jesus Christ. We believe the only way to heaven is through the shed blood of Jesus on the cross at Calvary. We are saved by God's grace and by placing our faith in the finished work of HIS Son on the cross and His resurrection from the dead."
One of her favorite passages of scripture is: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Archie P. Copeland, Jr. was born in Omar, West Virginia. He graduated from Aiken High School, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1969, and Ohio Northern University in 1974.
Brother Archie was saved on February 10, 1978 at his apartment in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Zion Baptist Church for over 40 years until 1999. In 1984 while at Zion Baptist Church, he was called to teach the Bible. He taught the Sunday Young Adult Bible Class from 1984 until 1999. He also taught Bible classes in the Zion Christian Leadership School from 1995 to 1999.
In 1999 he joined Bible Believers Baptist Church, Blue Ash, Ohio, and was called to preach. At Bible Believers Baptist Church he taught the Sunday Adult Bible Class from 1999 to 2007. While there, he also developed the Children’s Church ministry in 2001 and lead that ministry until 2004. During his time at Bible Believers Baptist Church he was also involved with the Open Air Preaching Ministry which took place on Tuesday evenings at the neighborhood park in the Hazelwood Community. Archie was also one of the initial members of the Bible Believers Baptist Church, Nursing Home Ministry beginning in 2002.
He joined Faith Baptist Church in 2009. Currently, he teaches the Sunday Adult Bible Class and preaches at the Blue Ash Nursing and Rehabilitation Center each Sunday at 3:00 p.m. He also preaches each Fourth Sunday evening at Faith Baptist Church.
One of his favorite passages of scripture is: Psalms 119:130 "The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple."
Archie P. Copeland, Jr.
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18