Pastor Slayton joined Rocky Mount Baptist Church with 30 years of Senior Pastor experience, all with Baptist churches here in Virginia.
He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, Magna cum Laude, from Liberty University with a Major in Pastoral Ministries and a Minor in New Testament Greek. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Pastor Slayton has an extensive list of honorary certifications and awards from both the Regional Baptist Associations as well as civic organizations. These include: Church of the Year Honors, Pastor of the Year Honors, Community Partner Awards, and the Prestigious Passion for the People Award.
Over the years Pastor Slayton has exhibited a sincere and consuming passion for the lost. His energies have been directed to both overseas mission projects as well as urban and community ventures. He has planned and developed numerous successful youth projects as well as large regional Vacation Bible School programs.
Joining David at RMBC is Helen, his wife of 26 years. They have one son, Jonathan, who is a recent graduate of Regent University.