Rev. Kirby D. Smith has been our pastor since 2006. He is a native of Indiana but grew up in Vienna, in northern Virginia. He is married to Laura. They have two grown children.
Rev. Smith has a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and earned his Masters’ of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.
Rev. Smith has been a pastor since 1983 and has served four churches, all of them in Virginia.
He has been active in local and state Baptist organizations, and for seven years served as an adjunct professor at The John Leland Center for Theological Studies.
When his children were growing up, he was active in local youth sports, coaching baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer.
Our Minister of Music
Rev. Willard Sawyer has been our Minister of Music since June 2021. A graduate of Old Dominion University, he also earned a Master of Church Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Rev. Sawyer and his wife Nora have served several churches throughout Virginia over 40 years of ministry.
Rev. Laura Smith is our Pianist. She has also been with us since 2006. And yes, she is our pastor’s wife!
Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance from Radford University. She also studied at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA, and at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.
Laura has served alongside Kirby in each of their churches, filling roles as Music Minister, pianist, and organist. She also has served as accompanist at various local and state Baptist meetings.
In addition, Laura has been a private piano instructor since 1983.