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Pastor Tony - 2014 Staff Photo

Tony Facenda

Senior Pastor
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Pastor Tony was born on a military base in Newfoundland, Canada on December 25, 1955. Because his dad served in the Army the family traveled to a variety of locations before settling in Portsmouth, VA in 1966. Having grown up in the Roman Catholic Church, Pastor Tony came to know Christ as his Savior on January 8, 1968 through the ministry of Sweethaven Baptist Church. He preached his first sermon the last Sunday of September of 1968. While attending Churchland High School he led an evangelistic team that held youth revivals at a variety of churches. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University in 1978.

Pastor Tony served as Assistant Pastor in the Indianapolis, IN area and then in Durham, NC. He became Pastor of South Hills Baptist Church in 1980. After serving there for eighteen years, God led Pastor Tony and Karen to the Outer Banks of NC to start Still Waters Baptist church on the first Sunday of March of 1999.

As part of Pastor Tony’s ministry at Still Waters he oversees the Harbor Counseling Ministry and is President of the board of Baptist Home Missions.

Karen - 2014 Staff Photo

Karen Facenda

Church Secretary, Office Manager
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Karen was born and grew up in Portsmouth, VA. She came to know Christ as her Savior as a young teenager and began serving the Lord at Sweethaven Baptist Church. There she met Pastor Tony, and they were married on August 16, 1975. She graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1978. She and Pastor Tony have two sons, Jonathan and David. They have two daughters-in-law named Rachael (married to Jonathan) and Marty (married to David). They have five grandchildren.

Karen is the Office Manager at Still Waters and a vital part of the Harbor Counseling Ministry. She also teaches at Still Waters and speaks at ladies meetings in other churches.