Matt Boschen - Associate pastor of children, youth, and young adults.

My Name Is Matt Boschen. I was born and raised in Ashland, VA, and graduated from Patrick Henry High School. I grew up in church, but my faith became my own while a student at Hampden-Sydney College. I am a recent graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary.  I am married to my wife, Ashley, who is a minster to families at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Together we strive to love the communities around us with all we have. 

(804) 517-3207



Andrea Hollins - Adm. Assistant

Andrea Hollins has been the Administrative Assistant/Secretary for Berea Baptist Church since July 5, 2005.  Originally from Varina, she now lives in Louisa County with her husband Tim, and their three sons. When she's not watching one of her boys at a football or baseball game, you can find her reading, gardening in her herb garden, vacationing on Hatteras Island or spending quality time just being with her family.

(804) 749-3597



Chris Thomas - Worship Leader

Our Minister of Music is Mr. Chris Thomas. He holds a B.S. in Education from Northwest Missouri State University with a major in vocal music,, and also holds a Master's Degree in Religious Education and Church Music from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the husband of the lovely Debbie Thomas and loves spending time with his adult children and 7 grandchildren. Chris has over 20 years of Church Music ministry experience and has also been a chorus teacher in Powhatan County Public Schools for the past 15 years. He is a committed Christian, a frequent soloist, and loves to lead the Adult Choir and the worship services here at Berea. Please make it a point to come get to know Chris and his love for the Lord!


John Baldwin - Senior Pastor

John Baldwin is our Senior Pastor.  He is a native of Central Virginia, having grown up in Farmville.  He attended Hampden-Sydney College where he graduated with a BA in History and Religion in 2001.  He currently holds a Master's of Divinity, a Master's of Arts in Religion, and a Master's of Religious Education from Liberty University, and is working on his Master's of Theology with an emphasis on Church History and a Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis on Church Planting and Evangelism.  He is married to Juliet and they have three wonderful children, Timmy (14), John (14), and Weston (10).  He loves baseball, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, and really anything sports related that keeps him active. He has a passion for sharing the Gospel throughout the community and expecting God to continue doing an amazing work.  His favorite verse is Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Take some time to stop by and worship with everyone here at Berea Baptist Church.  God Bless you all!


(434) 547-5560