MOUNT VERNON — Faith Baptist Church on Martinsburg Road will install Doug Forsythe as its new senior pastor Sunday.
Pastor Forsythe began his ministry with Faith Baptist Church last July and preached his first message to the congregation as Senior Pastor on Aug. 1. He replaced Pastor Merlyn Jones who had been at Faith Baptist for 20 years.
He is a native of Ohio having grown up in the Columbus area. Forsythe has been in pastoral ministry for 32 years. He was ordained in 1979 and received a master’s degree in pastoral studies as well as his seminary degree.
Before coming to Faith Baptist, he served as Senior Pastor of congregations in Lancaster County, Pa., and Greenville County, S.C.
As an associate pastor, he has ministered at Grace Baptist Church in Anderson, Ind., as well as Grace Brethren Church of Columbus in Worthington.
Forsythe said the installation service Sunday will be a relatively simple affair.