David L. Janney (You'll never guess what the L. stands for.)
Family: Pam Janney, my wife and the love of my life! Pam’s birthday is September 8. Yes, I did forget it once…only once and never again. I married up, way up, in June 1988. Joshua, Jon and Suzy, our three children, are miracles. Pam is a registered nurse and works as a quality consultant for INOVA Health Systems.
Experience/Personal History: I grew up near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and in South Jersey as a PK (preacher’s kid). I served as Pastor of Worship, Christian Education and Youth, at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Fairfax, Virginia, for 5 years. I have served as Senior Pastor of Purcellville Baptist since June of 1995.
Passion for Ministry: To seek the Lord, preach the Word, love the people, share the Gospel.
Education: B.S. in Bible and Piano Performance with a minor in pastoral studies from Philadelphia College of Bible (Now Philadelphia Biblical University) in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, M. Div. in pastoral counseling from Denver Seminary; Doctorate of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, but…that he understands and knows Me.”
Hobbies: Running, pick-up basketball, table games of all kinds
Favorite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life
Favorite Sports Teams: Redskins and any Loudoun High School Team
Favorite Food: May I have a separate page, please? Love a good steak and German chocolate cake.
Life Verse: Jeremiah 18:6 - “Can I not do with you as this potter?” says the LORD. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand; so are you in My hand.”
Testimony: Grew up in a pastor’s home, went to Bible college and seminary, but truly encountered Jesus and God’s amazing grace on September 30, 1994, at the age of 31. God literally broke me through an ATV accident so He could save me and make me a vessel fit for His use. From that day on, I became a new creation. The old life is passed and all things have become new! I’d love to tell you more about it.
Family: Shawn, wife, married in December 1992, PBC Mother’s Day Out Director. We have two children, daughter, Kaelin and son, Kaleb.
Experience/Personal History: I grew up in Pennsylvania an hour north of Purcellville. My job moved me to Arlington, Texas, after college. I began my ministry career at Arlington Christian Church in 1995. I then came to PBC in August 2002.
Passion for Ministry: To see people develop a deep love for God’s Word and glorify Him with their lifestyle.
Education: Economics and Business degree from Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Pursuing Masters in Biblical Study from Liberty University.
Hobbies: Hunting and Golf
Favorite Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox and Chicago Bears
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13 – "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Testimony: I accepted Christ as my personal Savior in Sunday School class at Grace Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, at the age of 7. Received my call to ministry in 1995 in Arlington, Texas.
Family: Mandy, wife, homeschooling & soccer mom, enjoys cooking and reading, married in June 1998.
Tyler, 11, loves coming to church and playing football.
Austin, 9, enjoys animals and making sure his hair is perfect.
Ally, 7, loves spiritual things and playing soccer.
Madyson, 5, enjoys playing with big sister and cooking with mom.
Experience/Personal History: I grew up in Rochester, NY and served at First Bible Baptist Church there. I was involved in Children's Ministry for twelve years, served as the Children's Director for three years and was then hired as the Children's Pastor before coming to PBC.
Passion for Ministry: Equipping and Discipling the Body of Christ. I enjoy teaching and preaching God's Word.
Education: North Star Bible Institute, Bachelor of Divinity; Pursuing Masters of Ministry at Louisiana Baptist University.
Hobbies: Coaching, golfing, watching the Food Network
Favorite Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Michigan football, North Carolina Tar Heels basketball
Favorite Food: Hands down, Italian food from NY!
Favorite Verse: Romans 1:16a - "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth..."
Salvation Testimony: I was raised in a Christian home. I had a Christian education all my life, but I was playing games with God. I finally surrendered my life to HIM and put my faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ in October 1995. I was 19 years old at the time, and from there God starting working in my life and towards full time ministry.
Name: Cory Welch
Position: Executive Pastor
Family: My wife, Natalie Welch, is a third grade teacher in Loudoun County. We were married in February 2008
Experience/Personal History: I grew up around Tyler, Texas. I served at Crossroads Christian Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, from October 2003 to October 2006, when I came to PBC to serve as Youth Pastor that same month.
Passion for Ministry: To see people have a PERSONAL relationship with Christ and a connection to the entire Body of Christ.
Education: Master of Divinity in Leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a Business Management degree from Dallas Baptist University.
Hobbies: Running, yard work, eating (yep! It’s a hobby)
Favorite Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, and Texas Rangers
Favorite Food: Mexican food (I’m from Texas, what did you expect?!)
Favorite Verse: Matthew 5:16 – "So let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven."
Testimony: Accepted Christ as his personal Savior at a Vacation Bible School at Bethel Bible Church in Chapel Hill, Texas, during the summer of 1992 at the age of 8. Received a call to ministry at age 14.
Colantonio, Bonnie – Ministry Support and Facilities Coordinator
Ruckman, Kathy - Connecting Coordinator
Ruckman, Wayne – Executive Administrator
Scala, Candice - Executive Assistant to Pastors
Wolf, Sandy - Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor
Graves, Glenn – Facilities Manager
Dominski, Charlie- Custodian
Cole, Kevin- Youth Director
Embrey, Sheila – Women's Ministry
Ivey, Ken - World Missions Director
Koontz, Wes - Assistant Worship Director
Moore, Bob & Vicki- Caring Ministry Directors
Smith, Paul- Tree of Life Director
Tackett, Angela- Preschool Director
“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.” Acts 20:28
David Janney, our Senior Pastor, also serves as an Elder. He and his wife Pam have been serving at PBC since 1995. They have three children: Joshua, Jonathan, and Suzy-Q. Dr. Janney was called into the ministry at 20 years of age. He has a B.S. degree in Bible and Piano Performance, a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling, and a Doctorate of Ministry. The things he enjoys most about ministry are preaching, prayer, and people. He is passionate about studying and teaching God’s Word and encouraging others to do the same. He also enjoys taking prayer walks and is committed to interceding for our congregation by name. He loves people of all ages—from little children to seasoned saints.
George Fletcher: Born and raised on the mission field, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior when I was a young child. During my freshman year at boarding school I had a spiritual awakening where I realized my depravity and what it is that Jesus has done for me. Now married 21 years and father to four, I love God’s Word and how He speaks to us through all of scripture. “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. They are not just idle words for you —they are your life.” Deut. 32:46- 47a My desire, as a PBC elder, is to serve the body with the gifts God has given me.
Larry Foster: Growing up in a Christian home, I trusted Jesus Christ at the age of 15, but did not truly understand about surrendering my life to Him until my late 20’s. My wife Courtney and I have been married 22 years. Before moving to Purcellville, we lived in Sterling VA and attended Faith Bible Church where we both served in the Music and Children’s Ministries. I believe God called me to Purcellville Baptist first in membership and by actively serving Him on the Magnification Team, Men’s Ministry, World Missions Team and most recently the Deacon Board. I’m blessed to be the father of 8 wonderful children: Justin 24, Geoff 20, Brad 18, Malaney 14, Ruby 11, Timothy 9, Nathan 2, and Liliana 8 months. God has given me a passion to serve Him at PBC and to encourage others to do the same. Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
Chuck Haslet has been married to his wife Rachel since 1959 (52 years). They have 4 adult children and 10 grandchildren ranging in age from 5 to 26. The family lives in the area, except for one son. He and his family live in Lynchburg. He was raised in Virginia, graduated from American University and worked for the Federal Government for 42 years. The Haslets joined PBC in 2004, after Chuck had served as teacher, elder and deacon in prior churches. At PBC, Chuck has been a member of the choir, part of the prayer team and also a Stephen Minister. He teaches Bible at the Carver Senior Center. In the past, he and his wife have hosted home groups and been involved in the Single Moms Ministry. They love ministering together. Chuck accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior in July 1968 at the age of 30. Since then, his faith has grown and his desire for Him greater. His favorite verse can be found in Ephesians 1:4-7.
Paul Krumpe: I grew up in a Christian home, praying to receive Christ at the age of 4. My father was in full-time church ministry, and I was surrounded by many positive influences. In college, my wife, Jodie and I were drawn together by the communication to one another of our faiths in Christ and our passions for service and ministry. We moved to Virginia from California in 1989, and have been in Purcellville and attending PBC with our 2 children, Garrett and Molly, since 2002. The focus of our ministry passion and activity has been primarily with youth, and we currently host a high school Bible study in our home. I am humbled to have an opportunity to participate in the ministry at PBC in the role of elder, and I am excited to take part in and contribute to, in God’s strength, the church’s continued growth in maturity and outreach to our community and to the world.
Alan Partain became a Christian when he was 12. Even though a native Texan, he and his family moved to Leesburg in the fall of 2001 from NYC. Soon after, they began attending PBC. He supports the youth ministry on Sunday morning with the 6th - 8th grade youth, and co-leads the 6th grade boys Bible Study on Sunday evenings. He has also worked in the Missions Field, leading and participating in 4 mission trips to Zambia, Africa with Every Orphan's Hope. Alan’s desire is to model "servant leadership" for his wife – Courtney, his daughter Millie, his boys Trevor and Garret, and for every member of PBC. His favorite verse and family verse is found in the book of Jeremiah 29:11-14.
Dave Updegrove and his wife Lynne began attending PBC in 1995. He has since been involved with various ministries such as home group leadership, the finance team, the building team, and the music program. Dave is excited to use his God- given gifts in service and as an offering to Him. He is humbled to work next to the pastors to provide guidance, feeding through The Word, nurturing and protection for each member of PBC. One of his favorite Bible verses is Philippians 1:6.
Paul Smith became a Christian in 1973. He and his wife, Pamela, first started attending PBC in the spring of 2004 shortly after they moved to the US from Scotland. Prior to moving to the US, Paul was a Deacon at his former church, Peebles Evangelical Church. Since he joined PBC, he has helped behind the scenes and was the Executive Administrator at the church office for over a year until February 2006. He is now responsible to coordinate the building project. He also shares the announcements each week at the end of the church services
Glenn Whittington and his wife, Lynn, started attending Purcellville Baptist Church after moving to Hamilton in 2004 and have been members since June, 2005. For the past three years Glenn has coordinated the English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) ministry while Lynn has served as a teacher in the ministry for the past five years.Glenn and Lynn also serve as Stephen Ministers. Glenn and Lynn have been married for 40 years and have three married daughters and four grandchildren. Prior to retirement in 2005, Glenn worked for the U.S. Department of Labor for 32 years.
“Deacons…are to be men worthy of respect, sincere… they must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.”
1 Timothy 3:8-9
The deacons catch God’s vision for ministry through the elders and develop ministry teams and Spirit-led strategies to accomplish it. They work alongside of the elders to make sure that no ministry opportunity falls through the cracks and no individual is overlooked. Their administration of ministry frees the elders to focus on prayer and the ministry of the Word.
Mike McHenry grew up in Sterling Park Baptist Church and came to know the Lord as his personal Savior at the age of 15. “It was clear to me that accepting Jesus Christ as my personal Savior was the only way to secure my eternal destiny in heaven. God’s grace and gift of Salvation were absolutely free, all I had to do was accept that gift.” Mike has previously served at Christian Fellowship Church in Ashburn, VA as a Ministry Leader for the Singles Ministry, an Usher, Board Member and Trustee. After coming to PBC back in the summer of 2004, Mike has continued his service as teacher/leader for the Jr and now Sr High guys Sunday school classes, as an Usher and now as a member of the Deacon Body. Attending and serving along side Mike in various ministries are his wife Tammy, son Kyle and daughter Karlee, all of whom know and love the Lord as their personal savior. A guiding scripture for Mike and Tammy's lives is Proverbs 3: 5 – 6 ” Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Harry Redman accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord in 2001. Harry grew up in West Virginia where he met his wife Becky. They are blessed with three children: Brock, Cole, and Merrill. Harry came to PBC in 2005. He has a passion to serve, offering his time in the Helping Hands ministry, Guest ministry, and as a Home Group Leader. Harry is fond of saying: “The Lord’s kingdom is the land of opportunity. He sets the table with new adventures each day. Our job is to live out those adventures according to His will.” A favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 7:1, “Since we have these promises dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God