Cynthia RaglandChurch Clerk NomineeCynthia Ragland
I am Cynthia Ragland and the current First Baptist Church Clerk. I am seeking re-election for 2022. I have been an active member of FBC since !980. I have served as Sunday School Superintendent, Vacation Bible School Director, Co-Chair of the 140 th Church Anniversary, and as Youth Leader for the Angelic Youth Group. I also currently serve as President of the Marshall D. Williams Ministry, Secretary of the Area Health and Wellness Ministry and a member of the Women’s Ministry. I thank God for the opportunity to serve as Church Clerk.
Aaron BurrellChurch Treasurer NomineeAaron Burrell
Aaron Burrell has a BS degree in Physics from Virginia State University (VSU). He has been employed for over 40 years as a Senior Emission Security (EMSEC) Engineer, performing Engineering, Program Management and Budget services for several large government contracts. He has served as First Baptist Church Treasurer for over 40 years, managing Church Financial accounts and performing Payroll and Budget services.
Catherine NickensFinancial Secretary NomineeCatherine Nickens
Sister Nickens is a long-time member of First Baptist Church. She has held the position as Financial Secretary for many years. In addition, she has served on several other ministries within the church. Sister Nickens was a professional Administrative Accountant/Auditor prior to retirement. She retired from IBM after 40 years of dedicated service.
Haseltine Stewart MooreTrustee NomineeHaseltine Stewart Moore
I was born and raised in Manassas, Va. I have been an active member of First Baptist Church all my life. I work with the Sunday School ministry and the Health and Wellness ministry.
I attended college at George Mason University, where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science
For over 30 years, I have served as a Prince William County health and physical education teacher. I am presently at Beville Middle School where I serve as the Department Chair of Health and Physical Education, and as the Athletic Director of the school, overseeing the budgets of both.
Whitney PointeChristian Education NomineeWhitney Pointe
I’ve been a member of First Baptist Church of Manassas since 2007. Wife of Chauncey Pointe and Mother to Mikayla and Austin (CJ). Originally from Mississippi, and Graduated from Jackson State University with a B.S. in Computer Science.
Michelle Davis-YoungerTrustee NomineeMichelle Davis-Younger
Michelle Davis-Younger is a lifelong resident of Manassas and has been a faithful member of FBC for the past 38 years. She holds a Bachelors in business as well as an MBA. Sis Davis-Younger currently serves as the Mayor for the CIty of Manassas, the first African American and woman to serve in that role.
Marion CarterAssistant Church Clerk NomineeMarion Carter
In addition to serving as Assistant Church Clerk, she is also a member of the Culinary ministry, Greeter’s ministry and Women’s ministry. She holds the position of Secretary for the Women’s ministry, Deaconess Ministry and the National Council of Negro Women.
Marion delights in serving the Lord as well as serving others. Her favorite scripture is, Proverbs 3: 5-6…”Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path”.
Marshall SprowTrustee NomineeMarshall Sprow
I have been a member at First Baptist Church over forty plus years. I have served as a Trustee
over twelve plus years and served as the Trustee Chairman for six years. While serving on the
Trustee Ministry, I have been the Project Leader for many projects. I am currently the
chairman of the FBC Bus Ministry and I am a member of the FBC Men’s Chorus. I worked at
Lockheed Martin in Manassas, Va. for 38 years and retired in 2010 as a Site Strategic Facilities
Planner. Being retired, has made me available and accessible to adequately preform FBC
Nicole DembyChristian Education NomineeNicole Demby
My name is Nicole Demby and I have been a member for First Baptist Church of Manassas since 2000. During my time a First Baptist Church, I was the Secretary of the Family Life Ministry for six (6) years. Then I joined the Missionary Ministry. I became the Co-Chair of the Missionary Ministry soon after and was Co-Chair for five (5) years. During that time, I also created the Beyond the 4 Walls Ministry in which First Baptist Church would partner with other churches to provide backpacks, food, free haircuts, free braiding services etc. I have also taught Vacation Bible School to the 6-8 graders three (3) years in a row and have participated in the Christian Education Ministry as well. I have participated in many First Baptist Church activities over the course of my time being a member. I continue to strive to grow in Christ and continue His service. It would be an honor to be selected to be part of the Christian Education Board.
Sandra GrearTrustee NomineeSandra Grear
B.S. Degree, Accounting - Norfolk State University
FBC Emergency Assistant Ministry- 13yrs.
Over 30 years finance/accounting experience (Government contractors and non profit organizations)
Trustee, Senior's, Couple's, Barnabas, Health & Wellness Ministries - FBC Manassas
Former Finance member, Stewardess and Youth Leader - Emmanuel AME. Church, Portsmouth, VA
Sandra Pickett-BarnesChristian Education NomineeSandra Pickett-Barnes
Sandra (Sandy) Pickett-Barnes, is the daughter of Deacon Charles Pickett & Deaconess Althea Pickett. Sandy has been a member of First Baptist Church for over 40 years. During her membership, Sandy has been a Sunday school teacher and Jr. Usher. Sandy is currently active in the Culinary Ministry as their chaplain, The Voices of Hope and a The Christian Education Ministry.
Sandy has been employed by The Library of Congress for 32 years and currently works in the Acquisitions & Deposits Division of the U. S. Copyright office as a Sr. Copyright Acquisitions Technician
Chauncey PointeTrustee NomineeChauncey Pointe
Chauncey Pointe is the husband of Whitney Pointe, wife of 13 years, and father of Mikayla, 12, and Austin, 11. Chauncey has been a member of First Baptist Church of Manassas since 2007 and is active in the Men’s Ministry and Men’s Chorus as well as supporting various other ministries as needed. Chauncey is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and has served as the Treasurer of the Chapter Education Foundation and the at the State level.
Natalie KingChristian Education NomineeNatalie King
My name is Natalie King, and I have been a member at First Baptist Church for as long as I can remember! Over the years, I have been involved in multiple ministries such as VOTT, Usher’s Ministry, Missions Ministry, Mime, and Praise Dance, as well as held a leadership position in the CREW (Christians Ready Equipped and Willing) Young Adult Ministry. I would be honored to be nominated for this position.
Carl PowellTrustee NomineeCarl Powell
I have served as a Trustee in the past 4yrs ago. I have served as a member of FBC Human Resource dept, a member of the Men’s chorus and the Drama Ministry.
I currently work for an agency the provides medical and residential services for individuals with Autism and Intellectual disabilities.
I believe it’s a calling to serve and I believe I would be a benefit to the Trustee ministry due to the experience I have as a past trustee and the desire to quality service.
Sandra MitchellChristian Education NomineeSandra Mitchell
Having served for over 40 years as a teacher and administrator, Sandra Mitchell is a lifelong educator, and it is this life interest that she brings to her work in Christian Education. She has been a Sunday School teacher for several years, serves as director of Vacation Bible School, and also coordinates the monthly scripture focus writing for the Christian Ed ministry. Sandra has her doctorate in educational leadership and is semi-retired. She teaches leadership classes for the School of Education at the University of Virginia. One of her guiding scriptures for her Christian Ed work is Ephesians 2:10: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ira David “Pat” PattersonTrustee NomineeIra David “Pat” Patterson
Ira David “Pat” Patterson is a retired Contracting Officer who worked for over 50 years in the U.S. Department of Defense, (including his military service time). Pat has been a member of the FBC congregation for more than 30 years and has served as a Trustee for many of them. He has also served in the Men’s Ministry, the FBC Male Chorus, and the Finance Ministry.
Leonard NewmanChristian Education NomineeLeonard Newman
I am a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, currently serving in the Media Ministry and Drama Ministry. For the past 3 years, I have also served as assistant director of Vacation Bible School.
Lillian Paulette RuckerTrustee NomineeLillian Paulette Rucker
I have been a member of FBC for over 50 years. Various positions served, President Little Star, Missions Ministry, Women’s Day Chair, member of Chancel and Ensemble Choir. Also, I am a past Trustee which I served 2 terms. If I am selected I will do my best to fulfill my duties.
Carol PattersonChristian Education NomineeCarol Patterson
Carol Patterson is a retired High School English teacher who taught for 38 years (32 in Prince William County). She has been a member of FBC for more than 30 years and has been active as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, member of the Christian Education Ministry, and Co-Superintendent of the FBC Sunday School Ministry. In addition, she has participated with several choirs, including the Voices of Hope, the Chancel Choir, the Adult Praise Team, and the Bible Study Praise Team (pre pandemic).
Patricia BensonChristian Education NomineePatricia Benson
A long-standing member with First Baptist Church well over 30 years. I’ve served on the Christian Ed Broad many years before. Teach Children’s Church and Youth Bible Study. Has speared headed several Youth Leadership Forums. Co-Chair of Women Leadership Ministry
Always willing to learn and help others to know more about God and to do His will! Love being around youth and spending lots time with my nine grandchildren.
God has Truly Blessed Me!
James JohnsonTrustee NomineeJames Johnson
My name is James Johnson and I have been a member of FBC since June 2003. During my time at FBC, I have been involved with VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) and the Christian Education Ministry. As part of Christian Education, I helped launch the Center for Biblical Studies and served as the Assistant Dean of Curriculum . I am a Social Science Analyst for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and have worked there for 16 plus years. I live in Gainesville, VA with my wife Kenya.
Wilbur RollinsAssistant Church Treasurer NomineeWilbur Rollins
*BS degree in business/accounting
*39+ years accounting experience
*Present or past treasurer of 6 non-profit or professional organizations
*19+ year with local volunteer fire department (17 years as treasurer)
Sandra CurryAssistant Financial Secretary NomineeSandra Curry
My name is Sandra Curry and I have been married to my wonderful husband of 9 yrs Bro. Twillie L Curry III. We have been members of First Baptist Church since 2013 after relocating from NJ. I have severed in the Women's Ministry and on the Father's Day Committee for 6 yrs. One year ago I stepped out on faith and went back into the work force working at Kohl’s in the Customer Service & Cash office.
Candis PopeChristian Education NomineeCandis Pope
My name is Candis Pope. I have been a member of Manassas First Baptist for approximately 5 years. I began teaching as a youth at First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries, Virginia under Augustus Gaskins. One year after returning home from college, I asked Rev. Gaskins if I could create my own ministry and call it “A Moment with the Little People”. This was a time in the church service where youth between the ages of 1 & 10 could come down in front of the alter and I would share with them a parable just as Jesus shared parables with young children. I kept it at their level so that they could understand God’s teachings. Teaching God’s words in such a way opened my heart and my mind to greater ways of bringing God’s words to people. It has become a passion and I welcome the opportunity to serve.
Linneall NaylorChristian Education NomineeLinneall Naylor
Linneall Naylor has been a member of First Baptist Church for more than 20 years. She has two daughters who are still active and participate in First Baptist Church as well. Ms. Naylor focuses on all learning aspects of educating the whole child, which are the spiritually, mentally, physically, and academically. She has positively impacted her students while teaching them that God and love is always first. Ms.Naylor is committed to continue to motivate and serve God through Christian education and literacy.
Michele JordanChristian Education NomineeMichele Jordan
I am Michele Jordan, a native of Alexandria, Virginia. Since moving to Manassas Park in 1997, I have been an active member of First Baptist Church and has served and supported the church in several ministries over the years including: Sunday School (Beginner’s Sunday School Teacher), Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School (teacher and volunteer), the Women’s Ministry, and always willing to give my time and resources whenever and where ever I can. What people should know most about me is that I put God first in my life, and that I am devoted to loving and supporting the needs of my family, friends, church and those who are less fortunate.
Charles LankfordTrustee NomineeCharles Lankford
David MartinTrustee NomineeDavid Martin
Keith Savage IITrustee NomineeKeith Savage II
Andre ChambersChristian Education NomineeAndre Chambers
Latrice Pope-SykesChristian Education NomineeLatrice Pope-Sykes