Staff Directory

Pastoral Staff:

  • Don Davidson - Senior Pastor
  • John Copeland - Pastor of Senior & Contemporary Adults & Missions
  • Mikel Dasch - Pastor of Students
  • Kim Eskridge - Pastor of Children and Women
  • Joel Harder - Pastor of Single Adults and College & Career
  • Carolyn Jenkins - Director of Senior and Contemporary Adults
  • Bryan Jones - Pastor of Discipleship
  • Roger McGee - Pastor of Music & Worship
  • Bob Rhoads - Pastor, FBCA Deaf Congregation

Administrator:

  • Sam Moneyhun - Administrator

Support Staff:

  • Kate Alexander - Ministry Assistant to Single Adults
  • Pat Brewton - Senior Pastor Ministry Assistant
  • Tanya Clark - Elementary Coordinator, Children's Ministry
  • Debbie Corder - Ministry Assistant to Senior & Contemporary Adults
  • Archie Doering - Operations Manager
  • Safiya Dosky - Food Service
  • Pedro Figaro - Porter
  • Ellen Frazier - Ministry Assistant to Discipleship
  • Megan Frye - Early Childhood Coordinator
  • Phyllis Gardner - Child care
  • Sherry Graveson - Organist
  • Rozella Hayes - Finance Ministry Assistant
  • Chris Hoover - Receptionist
  • Becky Hunter - Publishing & Information Ministry Assistant
  • Eileen Lane - Weekday Preschool Ministry
  • Paige Lightsey - Special Connections Coordinator
  • Andrea Lyon - Ministry Assistant to Children and Women
  • Teri Stewart - Children's Weekday Education
  • Kathryn Walsh - Food Service Coordinator
  • Jaye Webb - Receptionist
  • Alydia Wingard - Music Ministry Assistant
Don Davidson - Senior Pastor

Don Davidson

Senior Pastor

Don Davidson is a native of Suffolk, Virginia. He received his BA degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and then his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

He preached his first sermon at age 16 and was pastor of his first church, Worsham Baptist of Farmville, VA., at age 19. He later served churches in North Carolina and Florida, coming back to Virginia in 1989 to pastor Mount Hermon Church in Danville. He came to First Baptist Alexandria in November, 2005.

Don has served as president of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (2004), and as a trustee for the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1995-2005). He is currently on the boards of Hopetree Family Services of Virginia, the John Leland Center for Theological Studies, and Guidestone Financial Resources (the Annuity Board of the SBC).

His wife, Audrey, is from Keysville, Virginia, and has been involved in education all of her career. In 1999 she was appointed by the Governor to serve a term on Virginia’s State Board of Education.

Don and Audrey’s son, John Mark, is a graduate of UNC – Wilmington. He lives and works now in Alexandria.
Pat Brewton - Senior Pastor Ministry Assistant Pat Brewton Senior Pastor Ministry Assistant
John Copeland - Pastor of Senior & Contemporary Adults & Missions

John Copeland

Pastor of Senior & Contemporary Adults & Missions

As the Associate Pastor for the largest Baptist median and senior adult ministry in Northern Virginia, John Michael leads ministries in spiritual growth, Sunday School, local and long-distance mission service, discipleship and leadership training, evangelism, stewardship, and fellowship and recreation for pre-retired adults in their 50s as well as for retired adults. A native of Oklahoma, John is a 1982 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University. From 1982-1984 he was a Missionary Journeyman in the Cayman Islands for the International Mission Board. In 1988 he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as Associate Pastor for Youth and Senior Adults at the Second Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Arkansas, for 13 years prior to coming to FBCA. He and his wife Margaret, a registered nurse, have one daughter, Kara.

Mikel Dasch - Pastor of Students

Mikel Dasch

Pastor of Students

Mikel has served as a youth pastor for more than thirteen years, and is passionate about wanting "to see youth come into a relationship with Jesus that is meaningful and healthy." He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, and a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA. He has also completed an additional 12 hours in Hebrew, Greek, and Hermeneutics at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

When asked about his vision for our students, Mikel stated "My calling is to disciple youth through personal relationships, and to build a youth ministry team consisting of volunteers and parents that ministers to youth through creative means. This involves being the church to its own members, as well as engaging youth where they are in their cultural setting."

Join with us in prayer as we look forward to all that God has in store for our youth ministry under Mikel’s leadership.
703-518-2725
Andrew Rogers Youth Ministry Associate
Kim Eskridge - Pastor of Children and Women

Kim Eskridge

Pastor of Children and Women

Kim Eskridge is our Minister to Children and our Pastor Liaison for Women’s Ministries. From 2003–2006, Kim served as the Director of the Weekday Preschool Ministry at our church. She is a 1986 graduate of Radford University with a Bachelor’s degree in English, and earned her Master’s degree in Elementary Education at Old Dominion in 2002. Pastor Kim completed her Certification in Children’s Ministry through the Virginia Baptist Mission Board in 2009 and is currently taking courses towards a Masters of Arts in Church Leadership at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies. God has given Kim a passion for helping children to connect to Christ and supporting parents in their roles as Christ-followers and faith mentors of their children.

Kim grew up in Richmond, Virginia, but has lived in several places since marrying Paul in 1986. She taught at Hayfield Elementary School for several years before accepting the position of Weekday Preschool Director in 2003, here at First Baptist Church. She has served in many volunteer positions at First Baptist including children’s choir coordinator and leader, children’s Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, Property Committee member, and mission team member to Cayman Brac and Central Asia. One of Kim’s more unusual volunteer positions was mayor of the Aschaffenburg Military Community when her husband, Paul, was stationed at that base in Germany in 1992. Kim is currently serving on the Virginia Baptist Preschool Resource Team.

Kim and Paul have three adult children.
Andrea Lyon - Ministry Assistant to Children and Women Andrea Lyon Ministry Assistant to Children and Women
Joel Harder - Pastor of Single Adults and College & Career

Joel Harder

Pastor of Single Adults and College & Career

Joel is a native Texan who came to Northern Virginia in 2008. He concurrently attended Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Social Work where he developed a desire to sharpen pastoral and clinical counseling skills. Having completed a MSW with a specialization in Church Based Social Work, Joel holds a license to practice social work in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Joel is currently a doctoral candidate at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a 2016 projected completion date.

Before entering vocational ministry, Joel worked in various capacities at faith-based organizations across the country. After moving to the DC area, he worked for the Government Relations and Public Policy Office of the YMCA of the USA, one of the nation’s largest faith-based community organizations. In this role, he served as the Y’s chief organizational liaison to the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service during the President’s United We Serve, 2009 Summer of Service, coordinating the efforts of Y’s organizing service opportunities nationwide.

Involved in church leadership for more than 12 years, Joel has served in several ministry roles in churches throughout Texas and Virginia. Joel currently serves as the Pastor of Single Adults, College and Career Ministries at First Baptist Church of Alexandria. There, Joel is passionate about raising up the next generation of Christian leadership through discipleship and cultivating a missional community among young men and women working in our nation’s capital where the world’s nations intersect on a daily basis.

After moving to DC, Joel met Donelle and they were married in the fall of 2009. Donelle is a Communications Director in the United States Senate. Joel and Donelle are the proud parents of Philece Harder, their daughter and first child, born in the spring of 2013. Together, the LORD confirmed His call on Joel and Donelle to serve in the local church. Joel was ordained into the Gospel Ministry by his home church, Highland Baptist in Waco, TX. At FBCA, they are thankful God has launched them into a life of vocational ministry in a loving church making a difference locally and globally for the Kingdom of God.
FBCA Singles Ministry 2932 King Street Alexandria VA 22302 703-684-3720
Kate Alexander - Ministry Assistant to Single Adults Kate Alexander Ministry Assistant to Single Adults
Carolyn Jenkins - Director of Senior and Contemporary Adults

Carolyn Jenkins

Director of Senior and Contemporary Adults

Debbie Corder - Ministry Assistant to Senior & Contemporary Adults Debbie Corder Ministry Assistant to Senior & Contemporary Adults
Bryan Jones - Pastor of Discipleship

Bryan Jones

Pastor of Discipleship

Bryan grew up in Northern Virginia and at First Baptist Church. He holds an Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration from Northern Virginia Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from George Mason University. He also graduated from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky with a Masters of Divinity Degree in Christian Education in 1996 and then he received a Doctorate of Education in Leadership Degree from Southern Seminary in 2001.

Bryan has served as Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor at several different churches in Virginia and Kentucky and returned back to First Baptist in January of 2007.

Bryan is also an adjunct professor at The John Leland Theological Seminary. He is married to Toni and they have 3 children, Brent, Austin, and Brianna. In Bryan’s spare time he enjoys carpentry and woodworking, weightlifting, and hiking.
Ellen Frazier - Ministry Assistant to Discipleship Ellen Frazier Ministry Assistant to Discipleship
Roger McGee - Pastor of Music & Worship

Roger McGee

Pastor of Music & Worship

Roger was born in Germany on October 25, 1956 and grew up in Selma, Alabama. He was Valedictorian of his high school class in 1975 and graduated Cum Laude in Music Education from Samford University, Birmingham Al. in 1979. He received his Masters of Church Music Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville Ky. in 1981. During seminary he met his wife Suzanne and they were married August 29, 1981. Roger served 5 years at Forest Hill Baptist Church in Anderson, SC as Pastor for Music and Youth, and 9 years at Ashley River Baptist Church in Charleston, as Minister of Music. He has been Pastor for Music and Worship at First Baptist Church of Alexandria since October of 1995. He directs and coordinates worship and music ministry for all ages. Suzanne, a private piano teacher, and Roger have two sons; Corey, a Clemson graduate who is at University of Chicago in the Master's program, and Casey, a senior at East Carolina University. Roger’s desire is that we worship in spirit and truth with all our hearts, mind and soul, lifting up Jesus, so that all will be drawn to Him.
Alydia Wingard - Music Ministry Assistant Alydia Wingard Music Ministry Assistant
Bob Rhoads - Pastor, FBCA Deaf Congregation

Bob Rhoads

Pastor, FBCA Deaf Congregation

I was born deaf and I grew up in a Christian home in Lancaster, PA. I came from a long family line of the Mennonites since 1719 under the name of Mosemann and Herr. I graduated from Model Secondary School for the Deaf on Gallaudet campus in Washington, DC in 1984. I was the valedictorian. Then I went to East Carolina University, majoring in Therapeutic Recreation and graduated in 1989. During my time there, I was involved with Campus Crusade for Christ, now known as CRU. I received a lot of training in evangelism and discipleship. I went on two summer projects: Daytona Beach 1986 and Thailand 1988. I had a summer internship as an assistant to the Pastor for Praising Hands Deaf Church at Lakewood Baptist Church in Long Beach, CA in 1987. It was my first experience leading the Deaf ministry. I gave my first sermon there.

I married a wonderful deaf Christian lady named Karen. Together, we have 5 wonderful children. They are hearing and quite fluent in sign language. And they love the Lord.

Karen and I have been missionaries for 18 years. The Lord put us on a VISION journey to pave the way in the Deaf world. We have been reaching out to Deaf college students for Christ and training them for ministry opportunities at Gallaudet University. We were on staff with Campus Crusade the first 13 years. Then we launched a new ministry called Deaf Leadership Ministries to raise Deaf leaders in the ministry and church for 3 years until I brought our ministry under Youth For Christ. I launched a new high school club with Deaf Teen Quest at Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, MD. This is my 4th year there. I still do the campus ministry at Gallaudet, so those college students help me to minister among the high school kids.

Recently, the Lord led me to a pastor position with the First Baptist Deaf Congregation. The VISION journey has been long but God is making the path clearer and brighter than before. The goal through prayer is to provide training in evangelism and discipleship as well as leadership with the Deaf Congregation so that we can reach out into the local Deaf community for Jesus and one day, across the USA and around the world. There is only 1% of Deaf Christians who actually serve the Lord wholeheartedly. Please join us in prayer and help us reach out to the Deaf and show them God’s love and plan for their lives.
First Baptist Church Alexandria VA 22302 VP: 571-384-5181
Sam Moneyhun - Administrator

Sam Moneyhun

Administrator

Becky Hunter - Publishing & Information Ministry Assistant Becky Hunter Publishing & Information Ministry Assistant
Kate Alexander - Ministry Assistant to Single Adults

Kate Alexander

Ministry Assistant to Single Adults

703-518-2732
Joel Harder - Pastor of Single Adults and College & Career Joel Harder Pastor of Single Adults and College & Career
Pat Brewton - Senior Pastor Ministry Assistant

Pat Brewton

Senior Pastor Ministry Assistant

Don Davidson - Senior Pastor Don Davidson Senior Pastor
Tanya Clark - Elementary Coordinator, Children's Ministry

Tanya Clark

Elementary Coordinator, Children's Ministry

Kim Eskridge - Pastor of Children and Women Kim Eskridge Pastor of Children and Women
Debbie Corder - Ministry Assistant to Senior & Contemporary Adults

Debbie Corder

Ministry Assistant to Senior & Contemporary Adults

703-299-3608
Carolyn Jenkins - Director of Senior and Contemporary Adults Carolyn Jenkins Director of Senior and Contemporary Adults
Archie Doering - Operations Manager

Archie Doering

Operations Manager

Safiya Dosky - Food Service

Safiya Dosky

Food Service

Pedro Figaro - Porter

Pedro Figaro

Porter

Ellen Frazier - Ministry Assistant to Discipleship

Ellen Frazier

Ministry Assistant to Discipleship

Bryan Jones - Pastor of Discipleship Bryan Jones Pastor of Discipleship
Megan Frye - Early Childhood Coordinator

Megan Frye

Early Childhood Coordinator

Kim Eskridge - Pastor of Children and Women Kim Eskridge Pastor of Children and Women
Phyllis Gardner - Child care

Phyllis Gardner

Child care

Sherry Graveson - Organist

Sherry Graveson

Organist

Rozella Hayes - Finance Ministry Assistant

Rozella Hayes

Finance Ministry Assistant

Chris Hoover - Receptionist

Chris Hoover

Receptionist

703-684-3720
Becky Hunter - Publishing & Information Ministry Assistant

Becky Hunter

Publishing & Information Ministry Assistant

703-684-3720
Eileen Lane - Weekday Preschool Ministry

Eileen Lane

Weekday Preschool Ministry

FBCA Weekday Preschool Ministry 2932 King Street Alexandria VA 22302 703-518-2724
Paige Lightsey - Special Connections Coordinator

Paige Lightsey

Special Connections Coordinator

Kim Eskridge - Pastor of Children and Women Kim Eskridge Pastor of Children and Women
Andrea Lyon - Ministry Assistant to Children and Women

Andrea Lyon

Ministry Assistant to Children and Women

703-299-3618
Kim Eskridge - Pastor of Children and Women Kim Eskridge Pastor of Children and Women
Teri Stewart - Children's Weekday Education

Teri Stewart

Children's Weekday Education

Kim Eskridge - Pastor of Children and Women Kim Eskridge Pastor of Children and Women
Kathryn Walsh - Food Service Coordinator

Kathryn Walsh

Food Service Coordinator

703-684-3720 ext. 114
Jaye Webb - Receptionist

Jaye Webb

Receptionist

703-684-3720
Alydia Wingard - Music Ministry Assistant

Alydia Wingard

Music Ministry Assistant

Roger McGee - Pastor of Music & Worship Roger McGee Pastor of Music & Worship