- Phone: (757)-723-1280
- Mailing Address: 116 E. Little Back River Road, Hampton Va 23669
The Best way to introduce Pastor Roesel is to show you his ministries. Please watch the 2 movie trailers below.
Come Alive Movie Trailer
Go to Youtube: type in: The Touch movie trailer FBC Leesburg
For 30 years, he served the First Baptist Church of Leesburg, FL; which is now considered the model for the nation in Ministry Evangelism and has received awards from the White House. The church was in the top 1% of the country in evangelism and mission giving. In a town of 15,000 with over 90 churches, the church grew by transformation not transfer, baptizing over 7,000 people.
The church has over 70 separate ministries including a Men’s Rescue Mission, Women’s Care Center, Children’s Shelter, Benevolence Center, Furniture Barn, Food Pantry, Teen Shelter, Pregnancy Care Center, Medical Center, Counseling Center, First Academy (K-12th Grade), School of Fine Arts, First Academy, Preschool, Rape Crisis Center, Aides Clinic, Mentoring Program, Children-at-Risk Program, Mentally Challenged, People Helpers (Counseling), Signing Ministry, a Home Ministry sharing with over 400 home-bound persons each week, etc.
Recipient of the Southern Baptist Distinguished Service Ward for the Year 2000.
Had a television ministry potentially reaching over 4,000,000 homes each week.
Served as President of the Pastor’s Conference for 1982-83 for the Florida Baptist Convention.
In 1973, he was chosen as Florida’s Urban Pastor of the Year by Stetson University.
Leads in many conferences across the nation and in Canada including Church Growth Institutes, State Evangelism Conferences, National Evangelism Conferences, Ridgecrest, Glorietta, Lake Yale and Intentional Transitional Pastor Training for LifeWay. He teaches at several of our Southern Baptist seminaries.
He is now Pastor Emeritus at First Baptist Church, Leesburg and leads the Charles L. Roesel Ministry Training Center which is located on the FBC/Leesburg campus.