Our Staff

Dr. Jim Johnson, Senior Pastor

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Jim Johnson was born in Mississippi, raised in West Virginia, with sojourns in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, yet he has called Virginia home for half his life. His nearly 25 years in ministry began among young people, then with college students. He served the Grace Baptist Church (Richmond, VA) and Williamsburg Baptist Church (Williamsburg, VA) as pastor. He also worked briefly for the University of Virginia and then the State Department of Health. Jim’s higher education journey has served for preparations in ministry, counseling, teaching and higher education. Jim and his wife have two daughters, and enjoy reading, attending performances of various kinds, traveling, and spending time with family.


Stephen Taylor, Community Ministry

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Stephen has a passion to help people reach their true potential.  While pursuing graduate studies in psychology, Stephen transitioned to a ten year career as a professional triathlete and ultramarathoner.  Stephen soon realized that even the most admirable earthly pursuits are insignificant compared to the glory that we have as part of God’s family.  Stephen  is passionate about contemporary, relevant presentation of Christ, to help individuals connect with Christ no matter how long they have been away.  “For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength” (1 Cor 1:25.). Stephen is married to wife Susan and has a son, Shepard, and daughter, Shiloh. Stephen is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at the John Leland Center.


Susannah Sanford McDaniel, Worship and Communications

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Susannah was born and raised in Texas, but she won’t hold it against you if you weren’t.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts from George Mason University.  Susannah spent time working in the non-profit world, working primarily for social justice in the area of discrimination.  She is passionate about music, education, words, and using all three for the glory of God.  Susannah is married to Matthew, and has a son, Calvin.


Cindy Kent, Accounting Specialist

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Stephen Curtin, Worship Arts Technician

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Eliazar Martinez, Facilities Sexton


Vivian Chavez, Nursery Staff


Kalyn Tuttle, Nursery Staff