Pastor Fred Ardoundra Crawley Jr., commenced preaching in September 2007 and was appointed Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Mappsville on October 4, 2020. He was ordained Deacon by Pastor James I. Boyd in 2003.
Pastor Crawley is a self-taught musician beginning his music ministry in 2005 during which time he was the musical support for several of the Church choirs. Pastor Crawley also led several gospel groups who performed all around the Eastern Shore.
He received his license to minister in 2007 under the Baptist Association. God has blessed him with a melodious voice to preach and sing the Gospel. Pastor Crawley is known for his ability to bring people together through his teachings, singing, and ministry.
He currently attends the Christian World College of Theology.
Pastor Crawley is married to Vera J. Crawley; they are the proud parents of four; Taria, Khiry, Kia, and Kaneisha along with seven grandchildren.
A Man of God Committed to God, Serving the People of God
Vera J. Crawley
First Lady Vera J. Crawley is a native of Nassowadox, Virginia, attended college majoring in long-term medical care and Medical Assistant. She is currently a Direct Support Specialist at Dove Pointe in Salisbury, Maryland.
Her home church is Antioch Baptist Church in Birdsnest, Virginia. She is also a former member of the First Baptist Church of Salisbury, Maryland. She has held several positions within the Church to include Vice President of Choir, Choir Director, Youth Advisor, and Director.
First Lady Crawley is known for her friendly smile toward all and her willingness to assist with anything needed to support First Baptist Church of Mappsville and our community.
Vera J. Crawley is married to Pastor Fred Ardoundra Crawley Jr., Senior Pastor First Baptist Church of Mappsville and they are the proud parents of four; Taria, Khiry, Kia, and Kaneisha along with seven grandchildren.
A Woman of God Committed to God, Serving the People of God
Worship With Us
Each Sunday we offer four different options for you and your family to gather together with us
All are welcome to simply drive up and sit in their cars to hear the music and message at 10:00 am in the First Baptist Church Mappsville parking lot. Until further notice, the guidelines for worship are:
Ushers will pass offering plates at each vehicle
The total running time of worship will be less than one hour.
On the fourth Sunday of each month, we will observe Holy Communion. We will have prepackaged elements delivered for each worshiper in the vehicle.
10/3/21: Pastor's Aid meeting following morning service
10/10/21: Church Picnic following morning service
10/16/21: Women's Day Committee meeting; 10AM
11/6-7/21: Pastor's Anniversary Celebration
11/21/21: Church Anniversary (asking $50 per person)
Please provide the ushers your updated address and contact numbers for the Membership Committee
Join Us to Celebrate the First Anniversary Celebrations of Pastor Fred Ardoundra Crawley and First Lady Vera Crawley.
Previous to the year 1877, an idea was born among the Baptists in this area of Accomack County to change their meeting place of Nathan’s Chapel near Modest Town, Virginia to the present site of the First Baptist Church, Mappsville, Virginia.
Twenty members more or less moved from Nathan’s Chapel to organize the First Baptist Church of Mappsville, Virginia (FBCM).
The first tract of land was deeded to the Church by Albert S. Matthews and wife and N.W. Nock and wife -the deed bearing the date of January 8, 1976.
Some of the early trustees of the Church were George Johnson, Frank Laws, Isaiah Watson, Henry Watson, James Cluff, and Peter Davis. The first house of worship was completed by 1970, under the leadership of Reverend A.J. Satchell, the inaugural pastor who was outstanding and highly respected.
Our history is rich, our ancestors proud and determined to leave us a legacy we could be proud of to this day. It has been the will and determination of our ancestors that has allowed us to grow and become the church you see today.
The role of the Associate Pastor is to work in harmony with the Senior Pastor, have a solid understanding of the purpose, values, strategy, and mission of First Baptist Church Mappsville. The Associate Pastors work alongside the Senior Pastor, Elders, Deacons, and congregants as a member of a team in fulfilling the ministry of the church under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
DEACONS & TRUSTEES
The purpose of the Deacon Ministry is to assist the pastoral staff in serving the needs of the church body.
Donald Evans – President
The primary duty of the church trustees is overseeing the financial aspects of operating the church. Trustees also act as liaisons between the members of the church congregation and the church leaders, representing and articulating the congregation's interests.
William Byrd – President
Shawn Taylor, Sr.
Andrew Dorn (Walking Trustee)
Randolph Nock (Walking Trustee)
In Our Thoughts & Prayers
Let's remember to consider keeping those that are SICK & shut-in,
bereaved, incarcerated, serving in the military, our nations,
Sister Madeline Fletcher, Hatley Hall Nursing Home, Pocomoke, MD
Brother Brian Handy
Sister Eartha Kelly-Home of son Torrance in Midlothian, VA
Brother Steve Parker
Brother David Satchell
Brother Melvin Strand, Shore Care & Rehab, Parksley, VA
Sister Ruth Trader
Sister Betty White
Sister Rosie White
Minister Brenda Wise
Sister Maggie Williams, Knee surgery
Sister Audrey Young , Home
Sending sympathies to the family of Brother Shelton Watson and the Shrieves family on the loss of Brother Ricky Shrieves and Sister Alice T. Shrieves-Bishop and other families experiencing a loss. May God be of comfort to you at this time. We are united in prayer for you.
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