Meet Our Ministry Team Pastor David Burt and TunneaPastor David earned his MA from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been in full-time ministry since 1978. He brings a wealth of experience to FBC Thurmont having previously served as Director of Missions as well as being a Lifeway Regional Rep. In addition to his preaching responsibilities, David teaches a Sunday School class for new members. David is an accomplished guitarist and many Sunday mornings find him jamming in the back with the worship team. Pastor Jay Beard and CarissaPastor Jay earned his BA in Bible from Pensacola Christian College and has continued his studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to serving at FBC, Pastor Jay oversaw the small groups and children’s ministries at one of our sister churches. In addition to his preaching responsibilities, Jay teaches Wednesday night Bible study. Jay is a huge fan of the Duke Blue Devils and Washington Redskins. Most afternoons find him spending time with his four kids.