Pastor Barry Faul
Barry Faul was born in Lafayette, LA. He was baptized as an infant in the Catholic Church and raised as a Catholic throughout his childhood. When he was 24, he met his wife Dawn. She encouraged him to go to church with her at West McComb Baptist Church. On December 14, 2002, Dawn and Barry were married in McComb, MS. After their marriage, they started to attend First Baptist Church Lafayette.
Barry came to know Christ as his Lord and Savior in January of 2004 and was baptized by Brother Perry Sanders. He made his call to the ministry public on February 27, 2005. He was licensed on June 22, 2005 at FBC Lafayette, and was ordained on May 16, 2006 at FBC Lafayette.
Barry was the pastor of Cypremort Point Baptist Mission and the Youth Pastor/Associate Pastor for First Baptist Youngsville, before becoming Lay Youth Pastor of CWOW in September 2007. He became the first Bi-Vocational Pastor of CWOW in October 2010 after Chris Kopp was called to Galena, AK. Barry will graduate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry. He also works for PHI and has three children.
Worship Leaders: Frankie and Jess Russo
"CWOW's worship leaders, Frankie and Jess Russo, have lead worship in many countries around the world since 1995. After joining CWOW in 2009, the Russo's decided to continue serving the church body through leading worship at CWOW.
"We believe worship is at the heart of mankind’s relationship with God," says Frankie. "Praise and thanksgiving flow out of our awareness of God at work in us and around us.
WE PRAISE GOD FOR WHAT HE DOES, this leads us into WORSHIPPING HIM FOR WHO HE IS.
When the Holy Spirit is released in our lives, a new depth and height of praise is released and a new and more vibrant worship of God follows."
'The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
- John 4:23-24'"
Nursery Director: Catrina Guidry
Preschool and Children Director: Dawn Faul
Dawn has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from UL. She has taught kindergarten for six years at Highland Baptist Christian School. She is the pastor's wife and has three children. Dawn also leads a women's small group bible study at CWOW.