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Leaders

1) We Are Led by our Pastor

The congregation is guided by the Senior Pastor who leads the Shepherds Council. He oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church, serves as Director of the Edmond Center, and Headmaster of the St Mark Christian Academy. We believe in God’s ability to send Pastors after his own heart to shepherd God’s flock and lead in the community.Pastor serves the congregation and is responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church as well as general administration. Dr. Dwight Shawrod has his wife Dr. Jennell (Executive Minister) and family serving

Dr. Dwight Shawrod & Dr. Jennell Riddick
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Meet The Shepherds Council

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  • 7 Serving Groups
  • 12 Tribes
  • 23 Connect Groups
  • 32 Ministry Teams
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2) We are Cared for by Diaconate

The Diaconate is comprised of caring and trained deacons and deaconesses that serve in teams. Following the model of Acts 6:1-7 the main goal of our deacons is to serve and care for the St Mark family members and aide in the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Living by the principles given to Timothy by Paul in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Each diaconate team leads a “TRIBE” that enables them to properly stay in conversation with and involved in the lives of each person in our church ministry.

Lewis & Connie
Chair & Chairwoman

Corlette
Chairwoman of Trustees

3) We are Protected by Trustees

The Trustees are loyal members of the congregation who oversee the churches properties, and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Shepherds Council  regarding the major financial commitments and legal matters of the church. The Trustees serve as Non-staff servants.

4) We are Connected & Partnered With

  • Baptist General Convention of Virginia
  • Tidewater Metro Ministers Alliance