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It has been my privilege since May 1, 2005, to serve as the under-shepherd of this local body of Christ.  My heart’s desire is to live for the glory of God in Jesus Christ.  I want to live a life that pleases God, I seek to lead my family to do the same, and I am committed to leading our church family to that same goal. 

We live in a perverse and spiritually darkened world, and every person will naturally be conformed to its wicked ways -- me included.  But the purifying grace of God is available to those who are born again as His children, by faith, and is sufficient for all spiritual service.  And the Holy Spirit of God indwells each believer to guide and sustain him in his relationship with the Living God.  So despite the schemes and powers of the evil one, there is great hope and encouragement for the believer.  God has already made us to be overcomers, and we are on the winning “team.”

The LORD Jesus Christ commanded His disciples to go and make more disciples through the preaching of the gospel, through baptism, and through the faithful exposition of His commands.  These commands are the non-negotiable directives which define the mission of this church. 

Do they define YOU?

Millions of people alive today are NOT disciples of Jesus Christ because, either:

1 - They have never repented of their sinfulness and placed their faith in Christ alone for the forgiveness of their sins and for everlasting life;

--  OR  --

2 - They have been born again, but have never grown in the grace and knowledge of Christ, possibly because they have never been faithfully instructed in the Word, the ways, and the will of God.

Are you walking worthy of the grace of God in Jesus Christ?  If not, it would be our privilege to help you do just that, for your good, and for God’s glory!

If you have never known the peace of having peace with God, through the forgiveness of your sins, please contact us at the link below, for more information on how you can know for sure that your sins have been forgiven and that you have been granted eternal life.


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Eric I. Ickes


• B.A. Bible, Counseling, Washington Bible College,

Lanham, MD

• M.Div., Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, Virginia Beach, VA


Married Jalyn Germon in 1992

Three wonderful children

One sweet mutt

spiritual interests:

• Christian music that ministers to my soul and challenges me to worship God more fully

• Learning more about God and His word, deepening my relationship with Him

family interests:

• Enjoying quality time with my family (immediate and extended)

• Participating in the overall development of our family - it is a joy to see what God is doing!

• Just being silly together - it is good to laugh at one’s self

favorite bible verses:

Romans 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Matthew 9:36-38  But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.  Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

[verses quoted from NKJV]

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