Jon received God’s calling on his life to preach at the age of 14 while attending a youth camp at Eagle Eyrie with Newville Baptist Church in Sussex County, Va. He was called by Newville Baptist to serve as their minister to youth in the summer of 1998 and was blessed to serve there until the summer of 2000 when he was called by Western Heights Baptist Church as their minister to youth. He served 6 years as the minister to youth before being called as the Senior Pastor in May 2006.
During these years, he was blessed to attend and graduate from Richard Bland College with an Associate of Science degree. He attended Southeastern College at Wake Forest graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. He then went to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary receiving a Master of Divinity with Christian Counseling. He married his wife Cindy on June 9, 2001 and they have two sons, Morgan and Timothy.
“As pastor of Western Heights Baptist Church I would like to thank you for taking an interest in God’s church. Here at WHBC we have three goals and they are to exalt the Savior, equip the Saints, and evangelize the Lost. I sincerely hope that you will consider joining us as we endeavor to accomplish these tasks and fulfill the Great Commission. We welcome any questions that you may have and pray that we may be of further service to you in the future.”
Children's Ministry Director
April Norris is a graduate of Richard Bland College and Thomas Dale High School. She has been directing the children here at WHBC since April of 2009. April felt the calling on her life sitting in the pew here at WHBC, and then God opened the door for her to serve HIM. God is amazing and it is her desire to help children come to realize this and develop their desire to serve Him too!