• Chris Bitterman

    Preaching & Leadership Pastor

    We do not get to choose the family we are born into; that’s God’s prerogative. In His wisdom God placed me seventh out of eight children in a family touched by difficulty. As a Bible translator, my oldest brother was martyred when I was eighteen years old. As often happens in Christian circles, we were drawn into the limelight and heralded as an amazing family—in reality we were not very Christ-like and thos... (Read more)

  • Kirk Blankenship

    Discipleship & Family Pastor

    I am the son of a primitive Baptist father and a Methodist mother, so I guess becoming a Presbyterian was somewhat of a compromise with my roots. I met my wife while attending Mary Washington College, and we were married in 1998. Though I was an environmental science major in college, I worked for a lumber yard after graduation because I couldn’t resist the irony. I had felt the pull toward pastoral ministry whi... (Read more)