Pastor – Phil Howard
Pastor Phil Howard has been at Berea since September of 2014. He is originally from Louisiana where he graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003. He served as a youth minister in various churches before coming to Berea. Pastor Phil is married to Mandy Howard and they have three children.

Children’s Minister – Mandy Howard

Mandy Howard joined our staff in 2016. She grew up in Springfield, Virginia and has lived up and down the East Coast. Mandy is married to Pastor Phil Howard and has 3 children. She serves alongside her husband here at Berea Baptist as Children’s Minister  and also serves at Richland Baptist Church Preschool as Preschool Director .


Minister of Music/Youth Minister – Zach Farrow
Zach joined the staff of Berea in 2015. He and his wife Beth serve together, leading Berea in worship, and ministering to the church’s middle school and high school students. Zach is from the Fredericksburg area and enjoys reading, baseball, and spending time with his wife and their four sons.

Administrative Assistant – Ashley Blake    |    540-752-4406

Ashley joined our staff in 2017. She grew up in Dumfries, Virginia. Ashley was baptized at Marsh Road Baptist Church in the late 1990’s. Ashley is married and has two children, a daughter and a son. She serves on the counting committee, memorial committee, and volunteers as sound technician during worship service.


Deacon of Month – Bill Godfrey



Prayer Chain – Brenda Blake   |    540-373-8143

We have a prayer chain which is activated by contacting Brenda Blake. Prayer requests and most updates are e-mailed as they are received. A weekly prayer request update is e-mailed Saturday.  Please put “Prayer Request” in the subject line when e-mailing your prayer request. We request an update every two weeks.  If we do not receive an update, the name may be deleted from the bulletin and it would need to be resubmitted.