Dr. Jim Johnson, Senior Pastor
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
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. Stephen is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at the John Leland Center.