Pastor J. Brice Owens accepted Jesus as his Savior at the age of seven while under Pastor Mark Wash at Eastgate Baptist Church. At the age of 18, he surrendered his life to serve in whatever manner God would have him. He went on to serve as a Sunday school teacher, Youth Pastor, and finally as Pastor at Restoration. He studied under Pastor Tim Rains of Mission Baptist Church, receiving his associate degree of Bible Theology. For many years prior to 2019, Brice felt the pull of the Holy Spirit to step out on faith and start a ministry, but in the spring of 2019, Brice finally submitted to the call. He received blessing from his current church at Woodville Baptist in Blanchester, OH to start a new work in Fayetteville, OH. On August 4, 2019, the first service of Restoration was held at the Fayetteville Community Park with only Brice, his wife Deidre, and two children, Matthias and Allegra, in attendance. From there, God blessed the work, adding to the church weekly.


Pastor John Roark Jr. was saved in July 2004, at Wilmington Bible Baptish Church, under the leading of Pastor Kelly McInerney. Later in August 2004, he followed in believers’ baptism. After moving to Columbus, Ohio, while attending Grace Baptist Church, in Delaware, OH, Pastor John began serving in the Aaron and Hur Ministry, praying and growing in his walk with the Lord. After moving back his hometown of Fayetteville, Ohio, Pastor John became a member of Restoration Baptist Church in 2021. Under Pastor Brice’s leadership, and after years of struggling with his obedience to Jesus, Pastor John surrendered to be a minister of God in August 2021. Pastor John is currently studying for his associate degree in Bible Theology.