Pastor Horacio Hall
Horacio Hall was born in the Panama Canal Zone in Panama, Central America. He is the youngest of fourteen children. He came to know the Lord upon exiting the U. S. Army in September of 1987. A few months later, he was called to preach and attended Bible College at the Fairfax Baptist Temple Missions Academy in Fairfax, Virginia where he received a Bachelor’s of Theology in Science degree. He worked for the U. S. Postal Service in Arlington, VA for several years until his departure to begin his ministry. He has been married to his wife Gale for thirty-one years and has two adult boys, Avery and Brandon.
While attending Bible College, Horacio served faithfully at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia. He headed up the Deaf Ministry and Spanish Ministries while there. He was also actively involved in their Discipleship Ministry, Bible Circle Fellowship Ministry, Homeless Ministry, Jail Ministry, and Bus Ministry. In March of 1997, Horacio and Gale moved to the Tidewater area and started the Faithway Baptist Church in their home with just their family.
Horacio is also actively involved in serving at his children’s former school – Atlantic Shores Christian School. He has been a substitute teacher and also taught a Bible class for in the high school. He currently serves as the coach for their Cross Country long distance team. He has also led the Ordination and Credentials Board for the Norfolk Baptist Association and has been a part of the Committee of Committee’s Board for the Virginia Baptist Association in Richmond, Virginia. He serves now on the Executive Board of the Union Mission in Norfolk, VA. He has a passion for seeing people come to know the Lord. He has a burden for his native Panama and ministers to churches and missions there each year, as well as traveling to other countries for mission work.
Horacio has been ministering faithfully at Faithway Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia since 1997. The task of planting a church and growing it has not always been easy, but the Lord has blessed every step of the way. His life’s verse is Isaiah 6:8, “And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
Dr. Gale Hall
Dr. Hall came to know the Lord at the age of eight through a local church’s bus ministry in the small town of Accomac, VA. It was through the Baptist Bible Church that she began singing and playing the piano around the age of ten. She overcame a speech impediment mainly through the vehicle of singing praises in her church. It was through that experience that she developed a desire to share her gift of singing to bring others to know Christ as Savior, and to be drawn into a deeper worship relationship with him. Her favorite Scripture for her worship ministry is Psalm 66:2 – “Sing for the honor of his name, make his praise glorious.” She proclaims with a radiant smile – “I love the Lord, I love His church, I love His people, I love His word – and because I am very passionate about His ministry – this is what I sing about!”
Dr. Hall resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband Pastor Horacio Hall and two sons. She is a very active part of Faithway Baptist Church in many ways – Worship Leader, Women’s Ministry Coordinator, and Director of Educational Ministries. She is currently the principal at Atlantic Shores Christian School in Chesapeake, Virginia where she has worked since 2003. She is also an adjunct professor at Regent University since 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Carolina University, a master’s degree in Human Services and Executive Leadership, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.
Pastor DeQuentin, aka “Pastor DQ”, was born in Oxford NC. He started school in southeast DC but later moved to Richmond, VA where he and his brother were reared by their paternal grandmother. Despite many challenges growing up on the south side of Richmond Virginia (which, at that time, was the murder capital of the United States), he graduated high school and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in June 1991.
Military service included world travel and a lifestyle marred by poor decisions and reckless living; but grace paved the way to him accepting Christ in July of 1993. In 1995 he met Jami, his wife of (now) 25 years. Quentin and Jami are the parents of five children (two sons and three daughters).
In 2000 he was ordained as a deacon at Maranatha Baptist Church; it was there he preached his first sermon and realized God was positioning, preparing and calling him to ministry. They joined Faithway Baptist Church in December 2003. He was one of the four (first) deacons ordained at Faithway Baptist Church in 2005. Military service took Quentin and his family back to Camp Pendleton, CA one last time before his retirement from active duty.
Quentin went on to serve two combat tours in Afghanistan and finish his Marine Corps career, retiring in June 2012. He returned to Virginia and Faithway Baptist Church and was ordained as the ministry’s first Associate Pastor, September 20, 2014. He is currently a student at Regent University pursuing his degree in Leadership Studies and Church Administration. Quentin and Jami reside in Chesapeake Virginia with three of their five children. They are proud of their (now) young adult children, that have also served in the Marine Corps, Air Force, and the younger attending college and high school respectively.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Jami accepted Christ as a teenager in 1988 at Light of the World Christian Church. A quiet and reserved person, Jami enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1993. She served one enlistment receiving a Navy Commendation Medal and honorable discharge. While on active duty, she met Quentin (1995). Anticipating orders overseas, they enjoyed a short engagement and were quickly married (four months after meeting). Fallbrook, CA was home for this new family of four.
Together they grew in their understanding of what it meant to be saved. They served the Lord faithfully while attending Maranatha Baptist Church in Okinawa, Japan. They served in the bus ministry, and children’s church. She also served in the nursery, on the cooking team and participated in outreach activities.
Later during her husband’s military career, she re-enrolled in Faith Bible Institute where she received her Lay Readers’ Certificate of Completion. She currently supports various ministry functions at Faithway Baptist Church, with a focus on children’s ministry. She also assists with special events like outreach, VBS and women’s ministry activities.
For over 25 years she has seen the Hand of the Lord move, cover and bless their lives and the lives of their five children.