Senior Pastor: Joshua Hayden

Josh is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Ashland, Virginia. Josh is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at Duke Divinity School. He’s also the author of Sacred Hope a book designed to foster conversation around the role of hope in our lives.  Josh is a speaker, author, and professor while raising two boys and loving his entrpreneurial wife, Shey.




Pastor of Administration & Mission: Sean Hamon

Sean believes all people and organizations are laced with potential and are naturally hard wired to do amazing things that only they can do. Sean's calling is to help them discover the potential and then turn that into intentional purpose. 

Sean lives just north of Richmond, VA with his wife, Elissa and their two children Evan and Millie. 










Pastor of Students & Family Life: Tom Lynch

Tom Lynch lives in Richmond, VA with his wife and two children. He is a pastor, macro-social worker, and professor. He remains active in the community volunteering on the speaker team and director of church mobilization for The Prevention Project, an anti-human trafficking non-profit. Tom has been published in journals and in various periodicals. He loves to travel and meet new people!


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Part Time Children's Pastor: Laura Ross

Laura lives in Beaverdam, Virginia with her husband, Jason and their children Gracyn and Coral.

Laura diligently takes time each day to share with her own children a devotion and prayer time that caters to both of their age levels. She hopes that, through her ministry at First Baptist Church, there will be a stirring within the hearts of the children to love the Word of God and to feel the presence of his Son, Jesus Christ. It is also her hope that they could accomplish this by discovering the relevance of Bible stories when applied to daily life.













Finance and Communication Assistant: Lisa Reckley

Lisa serves as a the Finance and Communication Assistant for First Baptist Church, Ashland.  Prior to working at FBC, she co-owned a Curves and worked as a Software Engineer at a computer networking company.  Currently residing in Montpelier, VA, she moved here in 2006 from Pittsburgh, PA.  She has been married to Steve for 19 years and has 3 children – Morgan, Alex and Christian. 



Ministry Administrative Assistant: Joanie Tompkins

Joanie has worked at FBC for 14 years.  She resides in Rockville, VA with Jeff, her husband of 42 years.  They have two children, Clay (Lindsey) and Katy.  They also have two grandchildren, Wyatt and Ruby. Before coming to FBC, Joanie was a stay-at-home mom and enjoyed staying busy with community work, church, the kids’ schools, and sports with the children.