Pastor Anthony Fusco is the Senior Pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Columbia, MO. He was born in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. As a young child, he trusted Jesus Christ as his Saviour. At the age of 14, he was called to preach and dedicated his life to serving the Lord. He has been serving in the ministry with his wife, Melody, since 2004. Pastor Fusco started as a Youth Pastor in his home church for one year. He went into Evangelism for 8 years and moved to Michigan where he served as Assistant Pastor until he accepted the call to come to Faith Baptist Church. Pastor Fusco has a Bachelors degree in Bible as well as a Masters and Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling. He has a passion to teach others to worship God and have a personal relationship with Him.
I was born into a Christian home in Indiana, my dad being a pastor for over 40 years. When I was five years old I realized my own sin and need of a Savior after hearing a Bible lesson. It was then that I accepted Christ sacrifice for me on the cross and asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins. Not long after I was baptized. During my childhood/teen years my dad pastored two churches, one in northwest Indiana and the other in central Illinois.
During my sophomore year, at Pensacola Christian College, I surrendered to God’s call on my life to enter the ministry. Upon graduation in 1992, I married Melody Gloden and we soon accepted a youth ministry position at a church in northwest Indiana in January of 1994. We were in that area for about 9 years until God moved us here to Missouri to the Faith Baptist Church of Columbia in 2003. My wife and I have been blessed with three children. Currently I serve as youth pastor and do whatever is needed here in this ministry.