Dr. Gary Stewart, Senior Pastor

Dr. Gary StewartPastor Gary was born in Seattle, Washington, made the trip across country when he was 13 years old, and resided in Maryland until he left home to go to college. He has an Associate Degree from Bluefield College, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Richmond, a Master’s Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and did his Seminary work at Southeastern Seminary. In 2010, Pastor Gary received his Doctorate from Master’s International School of Divinity.

Gary served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and worked for 18 years in senior level operations positions in the restaurant industry before God called him into the ministry in 1998.

By Pastor Gary’s own admission, his greatest accomplishment was talking his wife Amy into marrying him in 1986. Through that union, God has blessed them with five precious children: Jillian, Billy (Jillian’s husband), Abby, Matthew, and Jonathan.

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Traci Ball, Senior Pastor Ministry Assistant

Traci and her family relocated to Beaverdam from Northern Virginia in the fall of 2004. She joined the Beaverdam staff in January of 2009 after serving as a administrative volunteer.

Traci loves reading, crafts, and spending time with her family. She has been married to her husband, Mark, since 1991. They have two daughters, Cassi-who has a special gift of mentoring and counseling teen-aged girls and Kristen-an amazingly talented musician and singer. Cassi is married to Sean-the youth pastor at Hopeful Baptist Church and they are the parents of her precious grandchildren, Eliza, Asher and Nathaniel.  Contact Traci via email at:


 Lisa Strong, Pastoral Ministry Assistant

Lisa has been an Administrative Assistant at Beaverdam Baptist Church since 2007. She and her husband Simon, are the parents of two boys, Si and Allen, their dog, Abby and Lisa’s prized chickens.

They have lived in the Beaverdam area for all of their married life.

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