Wayne Jenkins
Interim Senior Pastor

I am delighted to be a part of the many ways FBCA fulfills The Great Commission, which is to go out and share the good news until everyone has heard!  The goal at FBCA is to expand the impact of missions, extend hospitality in and around Alexandria, and to encourage giving to mission efforts around the world.  Helping people grow as followers of Jesus begins with understanding God’s vision for the church.  

To encourage you as you grow in your faith we are continually in search of applicable Bible Studies that offer leader development and equip you the knowledge & confidence to go out and share the love of Jesus.  I am also passionate about our Men’s Ministry, which helps men grow in relationship with one another and with Jesus through Bible Studies and regularly held events.

I grew up in Macon, Georgia and have a degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Although I have served in churches all over the south, I now consider myself a Northern Virginian. I serve on the boards of For the Nations DC and a church planting arm of the General Association of Virginia.  

Roger McGee
Pastor for Music and Worship

As a young boy I was encouraged & given many chances to be involved at church.  My goal is to offer that same opportunity to the next generation and to give everyone meaningful worship experiences that leave them encouraged and inspired to grow in a relationship with Christ.  Though music styles continue to transition, I love music that honors Jesus.... all of it.  Planning and leading Sunday worship is one of my favorite things to do, in addition to all of the opportunities we have to host and be involved in many concerts & community events.

FBCA has been home for over 25 years but I’m still a southerner at heart, born and raised in Selma, Alabama.  I received a Master’s degree in Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  The music ministry includes choirs, the orchestra, bands and a technology team and involves over 400 people ranging from preschool to senior adults and we always have a great time together!

Kim Eskridge
Pastor for Children and Women

God has given me a passion for working with children.  I love the way they think and learn about God and how they interact with others.  The best part of my job is helping children connect to Christ and supporting their parents as they mentor their children in their faith.  

A Virginia native, I grew up in Richmond, moved for several years with my husband and family in the military, and then settled in the Alexandria area in 1995.  After teaching for many years, I completed a Masters in Church Leadership from the John Leland Center.  My ministry at FBCA began in 2003 in the Preschool, and in 2019 I began a position with the Virginia Baptists as Children’s Minister in Residence, which has given me many experiences to mentor and continue learning.

Shonica David
Interim Youth Minister

Reed Bernick 
Pastor to Young Adults and Interim Pastor for Discipleship

My goal is to inspire thoughtful, creative, and authentic followers of Jesus Christ, capable of fully engaging the world with the truth of the gospel.  An essential step towards this end is developing community, asking important questions, studying and applying scripture. We do this through community groups, Bible studies and our monthly Forum, which helps our young adults think through weighty, stand-alone, topical conversations.  

I grew up in Virginia Beach and earned a Master’s of Divinity and Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. I truly enjoy mentoring college students and getting to know young professionals as they start their careers & build their lives, whether that’s over coffee or in a Bible Study or community group.  

Carolyn Jenkins
Pastor for Senior and Contemporary Adults

Growing up in Georgia, I always wanted to be a June Taylor Dancer, (aka The Rockettes), but I have found great excitement in church ministry!  The theological training I received at Tift College, and continued education at Southern Seminary, was where I began this journey.

I value the worth of ALL people and my passion is to lead them to engage with God, to encourage participation in life and to lead by example.  I truly enjoy leading Bible Studies in the broader church community, meeting with those who need prayer, counseling, or to be connected to a community that cares.  

In providing activities and trips for Senior and Contemporary adults, we aim to enhance their lives, both socially and spiritually during this stage.  Missions activities are also so important.  Serving others provides meaning & purpose for seniors & contemporary during these transitional years.  I see this group as an important link between the past & the future with great stories to tell that everyone can learn from!  

Jesse McCain
Interim Pastor for Missions

Bob Rhoads 
Pastor for FBCA Deaf Congregation

I grew up in the world of silence and sound. I was born deaf. There was silence all around me but my parents gave me resources and opportunities not only to learn how to talk and listen especially about who I am in the Deaf world with American Sign Language, values and culture, I also knew Jesus by faith.

While it is rare for a deaf person like me to grow up in a Christian home, I want to reach out to every deaf person and tell them about Jesus and how they can live a full rich life with God and beyond. While I was in college, I got involved with the CRU (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ). They taught me how to share Jesus personally and to disciple them in the faith. I want to provide those same experiences to the Deaf community with God’s love. 97% of the Deaf population around the world do not know God in a personal way.

With the Deaf Congregation at FBCA, I want to equip as much as possible the spiritual knowledge and understanding with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who hunger and thirst after God Himself for the mission field. It doesn’t matter if you are deaf or hearing. The goal is to make Christ known into the world of silence.