Welcome! We hope you will find a ministry opportunity, activity, or something that will interest you to be part of what God is doing at South Run and that you will visit us in person.
Eric J. Gilchrest, Senior Pastor. My family and I have recently moved to Northern Virginia from Marion, Alabama—yes, the culture shock is real—and we are thrilled to be part of what God is doing at South Run Baptist Church! I went to seminary at Asbury Theological Seminary and completed a PhD in New Testament at Baylor University. I have ministered in both church and academic settings. I taught courses at Baylor University and Truett Seminary, and, most recently, served as the head of the Religious Studies department at Judson College, preparing students for a life of ministry. During this time I was also pastoring a church in Alabama where I had the privilege of ministering to the needs of that congregation. Moving to Virginia has been an exciting adventure for my family and me as we settle into our new environment. We look forward to participating in the good work that God will do in and through our new church family. If you’re not already part of the South Run family, I encourage you to come check us out. We think you’ll feel right at home here.