Our Pastors

Our Pastors
Reverend Doctor Paul Baker

Reverend Doctor Paul Baker

Senior Pastor

Paul has been serving in ministry since 2007 at churches both big and small. He has a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University, a doctoral degree from the University of Georgia and a master of divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary. He and his wife Joanna have one daughter, plus one dog and two cats who are also considered family.

What is your greatest passion in ministry?

To help people encounter the living Christ in service to building God’s kingdom.To feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe those in need, and visit the sick and imprisoned.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy reading and on occasion, a round of golf.

Bob Michalides

Bob Michalides

Associate Pastor

Bob is currently working on attaining a Master of Divinity degree through Eastern Mennonite University. He is the dad to 6 year old Payton and 4 year old Connor, and husband to Jamie for going on 10 years. Although born and raised in Pennsylvania, Bob has lived in Lynchburg for 15 years.

What is your greatest passion in ministry?

Working with children and young adults. I love seeing them grow personally and spiritually.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love spending time with my beautiful family and am also an avid runner.

Heritage United Methodist Church