Our Staff

Dr. Don Paxton

Senior Pastor

Pastor Don Paxton has served for over 20 years as Senior Pastor here at Rosedale Baptist Church. Prior to coming to Rosedale, Pastor Don served at a sister church in Bristol and prior to that served as Senior Pastor in Cooper, TX. Pastor Don holds advanced degrees from the Criswell College in Dallas, TX, and Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, AL. Dr. Paxton serves on the Executive Board for the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia, our state convention. He also served the SBCV as Secretary. Pastor Don served on the Board of Trustees of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for 10 years. This was a great honor not only for Pastor Don, but for Rosedale as well. Pastor Don is passionate about evangelism and expository preaching.

Rev. Wesley Stringer

Assistant/ Youth Pastor

Rev. Charlie Fugate

Associate Pastor/Minister of Education

Pastor Charlie Fugate is a lifelong member of Rosedale and has served as Minister of Education and Associate Pastor since 2011. Charlie is studying at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary majoring in Christian Ministry and considers his time at Rosedale to be an extension education in ministry. From sermon preparation to his first baptism to preaching his first funeral while at Rosedale, Charlie has been preparing for full time ministry for the past several years under Pastor Don's tutelage. A little known fact about Charlie is that he received a letter in a varsity collegiate sport while attending Emory and Henry College. Charlie served as Student Assistant baseball coach and manager of the football team. Charlie is passionate about seeing souls come to the Lord and about expository preaching. Charlie invites everyone to come out on Monday evenings to go soul-winning.

Rev. Darius Bowman

Associate Pastor/Children's Pastor

Darius is our newest staff member. He has completed his BA in Religion from Liberty University and is currently taking classes toward his Master's from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.Darius is married to the former Holly Minton and they have 4 children Darius is passionate about expository preaching as well as ministry to the children here at Rosedale. Darius has the heart of a lion and is willing to serve in whatever capacity the church needs him. Please let Darius know how much you appreciate his ministry to children here at Rosedale Baptist Church.