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TEACHING PASTOR

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JOSH WEATHERSPOON

Once a California boy, Josh now calls Virginia home since the Air Force relocated him here in 2000. Josh knew a good thing when he saw it and married Racheal in 2002. 
 
Josh served as a career firefighter for 15 years and has been involved in ministry within the local church since 2006. God called Josh away from firefighting in 2015 to serve in full-time pastoral ministry.  
 
Josh and Racheal both share a passion to see all people receive the life-giving hope and love that comes from experiencing Jesus. They firmly believe that God is going to use The Way Church to make disciples that reach the nations with the gospel, beginning here in RVA.
       

PASTOR

ANDY BALTHASER

Andy grew up in Cartersville, Virginia where his father pastored Cartersville Baptist Church. He eventually moved to Goochland County, Virginia where he met his then high school girlfriend and now amazing wife, Kim; whom he very wisely married in 1999.

Andy was ordained into the deacon ministry in 2010 at Salem Baptist Church in Goochland County where he helped shoulder the shepherding responsibilities of the church in many capacities. He and his family joined Pastor Josh in 2019, helping to plant The Way Church.

Andy and Kim along with their two terrific daughters love the Lord and have devoted their life to serving the Lord; evidenced through many years of faithful ministry within the local church and by their active involvement in seeing disciples made from the West End to the ends of the earth.

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DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR

BOBBY MEAD

Bobby has called Virginia home since 2016 after a life moving between different states, from small-town Pennsylvania to the heart of Chicago. He married the women of his dreams, Kristen, 2017 and they have been serving the Lord together since!

Bobby began serving in pastoral ministry in 2014 after finishing his degree at Liberty University; having since served in church planting, student, adult, and online ministries. 

Bobby and Kristen share a strong desire for others of all ages to grow as disciples of Jesus and to be sent out for the Kingdom of God, ranging from their workplace to the end of the earth.

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STUDENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR

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LUKE JOHNSON

Luke was born and raised in the small town of Hillsville, Virginia with 3 brothers and two Jesus-loving parents. Growing up, Luke was passionate about playing basketball and played competitively from 3rd grade until his sophomore year of college at Union College in Kentucky. 

Luke and his wonderful wife, Leah, have committed their lives to sacrificially following Jesus and are passionate about seeing others do the same.      

KIDS MINISTRY DIRECTOR

MELANIE SMITH

Melanie was born and raised in Damascus, Maryland. Since a young age, she has loved working with and helping children. Melanie has served in nursery and Kids Ministry classes throughout her adulthood before joining the Way Kids Ministry team in 2020.

She has a passion for building meaningful relationships with children and their families while helping them grow both in their faith and their love for Jesus. 

Melanie along with her servant-hearted husband, Jeff, and their four wonderful children love living in and serving their Richmond community!

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