Logo small

to South Run

We are committed to reaching all people so that they may know, believe, and understand the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.

For 30 years, South Run Baptist Church has existed to serve the people of Northern Virginia by demonstrating the life-changing love of Jesus Christ to our neighbors. Paul wrote to the church in Corinth that “these three remain: Faith, hope, and love.” We are proud to say that all of these characteristics were inherent to the founding of our fellowship. Throughout our history, we have seen hundreds of people come to our community because their job, the military, or the government brought them here. We recognize that their occupation may have brought them here, but ultimately we testify that the Lord called them here. Every person that has come through South Run has made an impact on the church’s identity. Likewise, this fellowship of Jesus Christ has made an impression on them as we send them out equipped to share the gospel message. This church exists to the glory of God alone, and we hope that you find that same identity for yourself as you watch these videos that help tell God’s story of us.

  • Worship Times
  • Sunday Morning Bible Study
  • Worship Times

    Worship Times


    9:45 a.m Sunday Morning Bible Study (Sunday School)
    11:00 a.m. Worship
    6:00 p.m. Youth DOG Pound


    5:45 p.m. Evening Dinner
    6:30 p.m. RA’s, GA’s, Mission Friends and various small groups

  • Sunday Morning Bible Study

    Sunday Morning Bible Study

    Sunday Morning Bible Study begins at 9:45 am on Sunday morning every week. We have Sunday Morning Bible Study groups for people of every age and season of life. In every group, we encounter God, invest in each other’s lives and dream together about ways to love God in Northern Virginia and to the ends of the earth.

For Guests

  • Eric Gilchrest, Senior Pastor and Family

    Eric Gilchrest, Senior Pastor and Family

  • What We Believe

    What We Believe

    South Run’s approach to beliefs is that in essential points of doctrine, we have unity; in non-essentials doctrine, we have diversity;in the application of doctrine in all things, we show love. Upholding the autonomy of the local church and the doctrinal importance of the Priesthood of the Believer, we find agreement with the Preamble to the 1963 Baptist, Faith and Message:

    “We are a people who profess a living faith. This faith is rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ who is ‘the same yesterday, and today, and forever.’ Therefore, the sole authority for faith and practice among Baptists is Jesus Christ whose will is revealed in the Holy Scriptures. A living faith must experience a growing understanding of truth and must be continually interpreted and related to the needs of each new generation. Throughout their history Baptist bodies, both large and small, have issued statements of faith which comprise a consensus of their beliefs. Such statements have never been regarded as complete, infallible statements of faith, nor as official creeds carrying mandatory authority.”

  • Why Join the Local Church?

    Why Join the Local Church?

    The scriptures are clear that many parts compose the Body of Christ and that it is undesirable for any part to be separated from its greater whole. Furthermore, the early church evidenced the importance of community and personal commitment to one another. Therefore, it is of great importance that Christians be joined together in the covenant of community.

    We are glad for you to visit with us, but we want to see you live up to your God-given potential. The local church can only encourage you to be on mission for God if you enter into covenant with us through publicly declaring your intentions to be a part of our community of faith. At South Run, there are a few ways you can do that:

    • By accepting Christ as Savior followed by believer’s baptism
    • By transfer of membership from another church
    • By statement of faith in Christ and prior baptism by immersion from another denomination

    If you are interested in knowing more, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our Pastor. We want to get to know you better and share our values and vision for the future. At the conclusion of every service, we have a time of response. As God leads you during that time of worship and invitation, you can come forward to make your decision public to join our fellowship.

Our Location

We are conveniently located just off of the Fairfax County Parkway in West Springfield.

8712 Selger Drive, Springfield, VA 22153
Tel: 703 455 4521 | Fax: 703 455 3363

Logo Footer

8712 Selger Drive, Springfield, VA 22153
703 455 4521