Meet Our Pastor

David Vilceus became the pastor of First Baptist Church of Hempstead in the Fall of 2022, following the sad loss of former Pastor Richard Wezik, who served faithfully for over 27 years. David knew God’s call to preach at the age of 15, shortly after his conversion at his home church in Elmont. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Biblical theology. He has a desire to see the world reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

David married his wife, Rhoda, in England while serving there as a missionary. They were both used by the Lord to pioneer the church plant of Lower Kingswood which is on the edge of London.  

He is passionate about preaching the Word of God, loves young people and playing basketball. 


David Vilceus is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Hempstead, NY

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