George Batten is the Executive Director of West Virginia Rescue Ministries, Inc., commonly known as Union Mission of Fairmont. His years of experience have given him great insight into the needs of the homeless. As the Rescue Ministries’ leader, he strives to improve the situations of and minister to the homeless in Marion County.
Pastor George came to Fairmont from Maine in 1995, and currently pastors Fairmont Christian Assembly. As a bi-vocational pastor, he left the insurance industry in March of 1999 to join Union Mission as its Development Director. He was appointed to the positions of Assistant Director in 2008 and Interim Director in 2009. He was named the Executive Director in March of 2010.
He has ministered to national pastors during two short-term missions trips to Africa.
Pastor George married his wife Patti in September of 1983. They have five children, the oldest of whom are active in ministry.