Bill Bryan


Pastor Bill has served as our Senior Pastor since July 2018.  He has taught seminary courses in the US and overseas since 1998. He is married to Deborah, and they have three adult children. Pastor Bill enjoys hiking and running as well as reading and golf.

Deborah Bryan

Pastor's Wife

Deborah serves vitally as the Director of both our Ladies’ Ministry and Senior Adult Ministry. Throughout the years, Deborah has served as the director of children’s, youth, and drama ministries in other churches as well as coordinated and spoken at ladies’ conferences and events. Deborah loves being a pastor’s wife and supporting and participating with her husband, Pastor Bill, in visitation and other aspects of his ministry. She loves tea parties, hiking and spending time with her many friends. Please click on the link below for Deborah's full biography.

Shawn Howell

Minister of Music & Worship

Shawn has served as our part-time Minister of Music & Worship since August 2021. Shawn and his wife Liz are both music educators. Shawn is Choral Director at Marion High School, and Liz is a Music Teacher at Richlands Elementary School. Shawn enjoys playing any instrument with strings, Bluegrass Music, and lifting weights.

Lisa Wolfe

Minister to Students

Lisa has served as our Minister to Students since March 2022. She is a native of Jonesville, VA. Before coming to ABC, she served in full-time ministry for fourteen years in two other churches. Her primarily responsibility at ABC is ministry with our students in grades 6 to 12 and their families. Lisa also serves as a team leader on WMU of Virginia's Human Trafficking Team for Hope. Lisa enjoys hobbies of reading, writing, interpretive movement, volleyball, and adventure recreation.

Carrie Trivett

Children's Minstry Assistant

Carrie has served our church since May 2018. In addition to bringing the children's message each Sunday, She teaches preschool Sunday School, coordinates extended session and a variety of monthly children's activities. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, photography, and spending time with with family and friends.

Trina Vickers

Administrative Assistant

Trina has served as our Adminstrative Assistant since October 2013. She enjoys being a part of this ministry. Trina loves greeting people and getting to know everyone.  She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband Ricky.



Rose Payne


Rose has served as a worship leader from the piano since 1976 . She accompanies the Sanctuary Choir, Young Musicians, and Hearts of Gold. Rose is retired as Choral Director Abingdon High School. Her hobbies include cooking, bridge and she maintains a private piano studio. 

Carol Clifton


Carol has been involved in the Music Ministry of our church for many years and has served as organist since 2017. She accompanies the Hearts of Gold choir and sings in the Sanctuary choir. Carol enjoys her Crumpler Sunday School class and the mssion engagement of the Brenda Hallock Circle. Carol also serves as a deacon. She grew up on a farm and loves the outdoors, landscaping, flowers and mowing.

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