Faith Bible Baptist Church - Pastor's Page
Grayson Delano has been pastor of Faith Bible
Baptist Church since it began in the summer of 1973.
He preached for the first time in this area in the
basement of a home in Unionville on the last Sunday
of July in 1973. The church was organized on Sept. 16
of that year and met in the home for two years. After
that, they met in another home for about two years
until the building was built where the church now
meets, on Rt. 522 in Unionville in Orange County.
Raised in rural Westmoreland County, Va., he was
brought up in a church but knew nothing of the Gospel
or of the meaning of Christ's death on the cross.
His basic belief was that if people's "good"
outweighed their "bad", then they would go to Heaven, assuming there was
such a place. He was basically religious, but in darkness concerning
the way of salvation.
Grayson came in contact with the Gospel message while working in a radio
station in Warsaw, Va. He heard of the need to be born again when working
on Sunday mornings at the station. On alternate Sundays, he worked morning
and afternoons. On the Sundays that he worked afternoons, he was in church
that morning, but did not hear the Gospel. On the Sundays that he worked
mornings, he heard the Gospel as a "captive" audience at the radio station.
His aunt also witnessed to him of the Gospel. After a time of struggle
and searching, he trusted Christ and had the peace for which he had been
searching. Christ was now his Savior and Heaven would be his home.
It was also during that period of time that he met and married his wife,
Nellie. They were married in Tappahannock, Va., in 1961. They have seven
children, four of whom are married, four granddaughters and a grandson,and
three grandchildren in Heaven through miscarriages.
After almost four years in the army, he entered Philadelphia College of
Bible where he graduated in 1969. After pastoring in New Jersey for three
years, he came to Unionville, Va., to be the pastor of a beginning church
which became known as Faith Bible Baptist Church.