Russell Goodrich

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Serving as Senior Pastor since 2000 has, and continues to be, the greatest joy for Russell. Before his call into ministry he lived on the Eastern Shore and developed relationships with all walks of life within our community. This has been a key asset in ministry as he now reaches out and leads the church to be Jesus Christ to them. His personal vision is that “All people be seen as an appointment from God for the sole purpose of advancing God’s Kingdom.” He finds great delight in his family as well. He and his wife Bonnie have children both here on the Shore and in Louisville, Ky. and there are two grandchildren so far. He loves the great beauty of the Shore by hiking, cycling, boating, and just relaxing.

Before coming here Russell served as youth minister during the church plant of Coastal Community Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He also served as youth minister at Brookview Baptist in Louisville, Kentucky and volunteered at the Jefferson Street Mission that reaches the homeless. His first two years at Cape Charles Baptist was bi-vocation where he worked for the town developing their afterschool program that eventually became a Boy’s and Girl’s Club of America. Since being here he has traveled twice with mission teams to Nicaragua reaching the poorest of the poor in that country.

Russell was born in Richmond Virginia and graduated from Boyce Bible College in Louisville with an Associates of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. From there he briefly studied at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forrest North Carolina before returning to Shore and being ordained into pastorate ministry. 

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John Blackburn

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My wife, Sandy and I retired to the Eastern Shore and Cape Charles in the fall of 2004.  Cape Charles Baptist Church was the first church that we attended when we arrived and we fell in love with it so much that we never visited anywhere else.  I had been involved with Deacon and Elder ministry at several churches that we attended in Georgia, as well as teachingSunday School.  In addition I have served as Youth Minister at several different churches where we have attended. 

I was raised in a traditional Catholic home and attended Catholic elementary school where I learned much concerning God, but it wasn’t until attending a revival at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Clarkesville, Georgia in January, 1980 that I came to realize my need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Since that time I have sought to serve the Lord through utilizing the spiritual gifts with which I believe the Lord has blessed me.  I was honored to be asked to serve as a deacon at Cape Charles Baptist and I continue to be honored to serve as Chairman of the Deacons.  I am very excited about the new direction, energy and vision for our Church and I invite everyone to join in the many ministry opportunities.

  August 2020  
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