Pastor Andrew Ivester began leading Faith Baptist in 2016. He is passionate about helping the church obey all that Jesus commanded (Matt. 28:18-20) by devoting himself to the ministry of the word and prayer (Acts 6:4), and equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:11-13).
Andrew also serves with the Baptist State Convention of NC on the Board of Directors, and has spent time serving NC Baptists as the Multi-Housing Catalyst for the Triangle as well as a catalyst for Region 4 on the DiscipleNC Team. He has a BBA in Accounting from North Georgia College & State University and a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He and his wife, Marissa, are high school sweethearts and have been married since 2011. In 2021, they were blessed with a lovely little girl, Lilly. They are from Toccoa, GA, and they moved to the Triangle Metro Area in 2013. They proudly call North Carolina home and are thrilled to be serving God from Durham to the ends of the earth!