Jahnke Road Baptist Church

Serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Bon Air, Midlothian, VA and communities beyond...

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16;15

OUR MISSION

The simple two-fold mission of Jahnke Road Baptist Church is to glorify God by the way we live our lives and to share the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. We seek to continue the work of Jesus, by loving and serving one another, our community, and the nations of the world.

OUR MISSION

The simple two-fold mission of Jahnke Road Baptist Church is to glorify God by the way we live our lives and to share the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. We seek to continue the work of Jesus, by loving and serving one another, our community, and the nations of the world.

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ABOUT US

We are people from many different backgrounds discovering the joy of a relationship with God.  Get to know us better by scrolling below to find our vision, our impact, an introduction to our pastor and staff, service times, regular weekly activities, our location, and what we believe.

ABOUT US

We are people from many different backgrounds discovering the joy of a relationship with God.  Get to know us better by scrolling below to find our vision, our impact, an introduction to our pastor and staff, service times, regular weekly activities, our location, and what we believe.

OUR VISION

We desire to see people saved from the bondage of sin, growing in the likeness of Jesus Christ, and equipped, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to extend God’s loving touch to a lost and dying world.

OUR IMPACT

The passion for evangelism that compelled a handful of believers to pitch a tent for church services at the corner of German School and Bliley Roads in 1946 remains the driving force at JRBC today. In the fall of that year property was purchased, a building was completed in 1948, and Jahnke Road Chapel was constituted as a church in 1950. Countless lives have been and are being impacted today by the faithful ministry of the JRBC family in extending the touch of Jesus into its community and around the world.

OUR PASTOR

Pastor Chuck Craddock unpacks the truth of scripture both in Wednesday night Bible Studies and during Sunday Worship Services.  In addition to his pastoral role at JRBC, he is active in prison ministry, conducts Sunday night services at Chesterfield Square Apartment Community, leads Man-to-Men Mentors, a weekly ecumenical Bible study for men based on 2 Timothy 2:2, and regularly teaches discipleship classes to at risk teens and adults.  In his 35+ years of ministry experience, he has impacted countless lives for the cause of Christ through his unique style of pastoral care and mentorship.

Pastor Chuck has a passion for evangelism, teaching, and equipping others to use their gifts and talents to fulfill God’s unique purpose for their lives.

He and his wife, Katherine, have 6 children and 13 grandchildren (and counting).

“It’s not about you. It’s about Him.”

OUR STAFF

Kim Rose

Kim Rose

Music Director

Kim, who received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from VCU and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Shenandoah University, feels so blessed to lead and direct JRBC’s music ministry. She has been teaching music in Chesterfield County Schools and directing music in various churches for over 30 years, and sings regularly with Christian performing group Betsy, Lynne and the Boys. Kim would love to talk with you about ways you can use your creative gifts and talents in ministry at JRBC.

Michael Edwards

Michael Edwards

Pianist

Michael, grew up at JRBC and studied piano under Russell Wilson, acclaimed principal pianist of the Richmond Symphony. In 2011, after a season of performing in Russia and Poland, where he met his wife Kasia, Michael returned to JRBC and, since then, has served as our pianist. Michael uses his anointed gift of music to paint a picture of his faith “on silence” (quoting Stokowski), and JRBC is blessed to have him accompany our Choir and perform in services and for special events. Michael and Kasia are proud parents of one son, Luke.

Rosemarie Byrd

Rosemarie Byrd

Secretary

Rosemarie, who joined our staff in 2005, shares her gifts of organization and administration in the church office. She and her husband Randy, who currently serves as JRBC Sunday School Director, are long-time, dedicated members of JRBC. You will find Rosemarie ready to greet you with a smile and help you in any way she can.

SERVICE TIMES

Sundays:
9:30am Gathering
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship Service

Wednesdays:
6:30pm Prayer and Bible Study
7:30pm Sanctuary Choir Practice

REGULAR MONTHLY EVENTS

12:15pm 1st Sundays: Women’s Missionary Union Meeting
10:00am each Thursday morning: Body & Soul Ladies’ Bible Study
5:30pm 3rd Wednesdays: Pot Luck Supper
3:00pm 3rd Sundays: Ginter Hall South Service

LOCATION

Visit Jahnke Road Baptist Church at 6023 Jahnke Road, Richmond, Virginia, at the corner of Jahnke and Newell Roads, 1 mile east of Chippenham Parkway. Get directions from your location here.

Jahnke Road Baptist Church

Jahnke Road Baptist Church
6023 Jahnke Road
Richmond, Virginia 23225
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BASIC BELIEFS

The Scriptures. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to man, written by divinely inspired men. God is its author, salvation is its purpose, and it is totally true and trustworthy, without any mixture of error.

God. There is only one living and true God. He reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow human history according to the purposes of His grace. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a perfect life and, through His substitutionary death on the cross, made provision for the redemption of men from sin. The Holy Spirit of God exalts Christ, convicts men of sin, and enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Man. Man is created by God in His own image. He created male and female as the crowning work of His creation. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Each and every person possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Salvation. Salvation is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall away from grace and will persevere to the end.

Baptism & the Lord’s Supper. Christian baptism, the immersion of a believer in water, is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act whereby believers memorialize the death of the Jesus and anticipate His second coming.

Family. God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. For more information on what we believe, please download our full doctrinal statement here.

CONNECT

Visiting a new church can sometimes be a leap of faith, even if you’ve have been attending church for a long time.  We promise to greet you with a smile, answer your questions, and help you engage in our community from day one.

CONNECT

Visiting a new church can sometimes be a leap of faith, even if you’ve have been attending church for a long time.  We promise to greet you with a smile and help you engage in our community from day one.

WHAT WILL MY FIRST VISIT BE LIKE?

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. – Romans 15:7

We understand the many questions that might be on your mind as you consider visiting a new church, so here’s a snapshot of what you can expect.  We’d love to have you as our guest!

Where do I park? JRBC is located at 6023 Jahnke Road in Richmond, Virginia.  Guests may park in reserved spots just a few steps from the main entrance.  Someone will be at the front door to greet you with a friendly smile, a welcome packet and answers to your questions.

What do I wear? You will see some folks dressed in their “Sunday best” and some in jeans, so we invite you to come as you are.

What’s the schedule? Sunday School classes for all ages meet at 9:45am.  Our worship service is relatively traditional in style with a Bible-focused message and lasts about an hour.  A nursery is available for infants and small children.  Pastor Chuck will look forward to meeting you on your way out.

HOW DO I MEET PEOPLE?

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another . . . – Hebrews 10:24-25

We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds, occupations and ethnic groups to be a part of our church family! Below are just a few of the ways you can meet new friends and get connected at JRBC.

Sunday School. Sunday mornings begin at 9:30 with the “Gathering” – a time for sharing church news and prayer concerns over a cup of coffee or tea and, on some Sundays, a donut or two. Then, beginning at 9:45, children, youth and adults meet with their peers for Bible study, prayer and fellowship in classes designed to inspire learning and encourage participation. A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers.

Sunday Worship Service. Beginning at 11:00, our church family and our guests gather together for praise, followed by an inspired teaching from God’s Word for youth and adults and a Children’s Church service for elementary children. A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers. And, after service, don’t feel like you have to rush off. We’d love to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have about our church community.

Midweek Service. Wednesday night provides a more casual time of worship and study. This 6:30 service begins with a song or two and a sharing time and ends with a Bible study led by Pastor Chuck or, occasionally, a guest speaker. Choir practice follows at 7:30, and we’d love to have you join us if you have a heart for music ministry! No musical experience or audition are required.

Pot Luck Supper. On the third Wednesday of each month, we kick of our regular midweek meeting with a very casual, old-fashioned (but never out-of-style) covered dish dinner. Everyone brings a dish to share and, from 5:45 to 6:30, we enjoy an abundance of delicious food while we chat with church friends. We then proceed with our regular Wednesday night schedule.

Ladies Ministries. There are two primary opportunities for ladies to gather at JRBC – and both offer a great opportunity for gals to get to know each other better. Our chapter of the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), a group focused on missions awareness and participation, meets on the first Sunday of each month, immediately following service. Everyone brings a sandwich or salad and the group provides snack sides, dessert and beverage. During lunch, we discuss opportunities for missions projects. After lunch, we enjoy a missions-focused program. A ladies Bible study, Body & Soul, meets at 7pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Men’s Ministries. Many men of our church regularly attend Pastor Chuck’s Tuesday night men’s group, Man-to-Men Mentors, which meets at 7:00pm at an offsite location (currently, La Quinta Inn at Chesterfield Towne Center). This ecumenical group, made up of ages teen and above, provides guys from all walks of life the opportunity to meet for in-depth study, support and encouragement. They also actively engage in community outreach and other special ministry projects.

Other Opportunities. There are many other opportunities to “do life together” at JRBC. Here are just a few of our favorites:

• Fall Fish Fry – a family dinner with fresh fish and all the fixin’s
• Special Thanksgiving and Christmas events, including community outreach events
• A Valentine’s Breakfast cooked by the gentlemen for the ladies
• Vacation Bible School in July – including casual Sunday kick-off with lunch provided
• Summer “Squirrels” baseball outing
• Church work days – with lunch provided
• Monthly Ginter Hall worship service outreach
• Joint concerts with other area choirs

WHERE CAN I SERVE?

Through love serve one another. – Galatians 5:13

We seek to follow the standard set by Jesus through selflessly serving each other, our community and the world. Our church family is involved in a variety of ministries that range from picking up trash in the parking lot to serving in foreign missions. Here are just a few ways you can use your time and God-given talents to serve at JRBC.

Prayer Warriors. We put prayer at the top of our list because it’s value cannot be overestimated! Our church is dependent upon and committed to regular, frequent and intentional prayer. Throughout the week, volunteers from our prayer team pray for our pastor, church leaders, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs.

Missions Outreach. JRBC is passionate about spreading God’s kingdom around the world. We encourage everyone in our church family to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.

Performing and Creative Arts. We believe God intends for us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him. In addition to congregational praise and worship, there are numerous opportunities for vocalists, instrumentalists, and other creative artists to participate in services and other church ministries and events. If you enjoy singing with a group, our Sanctuary Choir, which rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 is a great place to begin!

Hospitality Committee. At JRBC, we practice the gift of hospitality! This important committee coordinates JRBC “in-reach” and “out-reach” – organizing, staffing and facilitating a variety of hospitality services including, making guests feel welcome, providing meals to those in distress or crisis, supporting other JRBC ministry groups with hospitality services.

Homebound Connection. We value our homebound members who, in the short term or long term, are not able to be with us in regular services. Homebound Connection keeps homebound members advised of JRBC news and events, regularly supplies them with audio recordings of services and events, and offers opportunities for continued significant contributions to JRBC community life through their prayer support of JRBC services and ministries, as well as visitation contact.

Other Opportunities.
Some of the many other ways to serve include:

• Ushering and greeting
• Maintenance of grounds and building
• Transportation for children or those unable to drive
• Technical assistance (audio, visual, computer, social media)
• Audio and visual technicians
• Kitchen workers
• Ministry to the sick, elderly and homebound
• Nursery workers (once vetted)
• Sunday School and Bible study teachers (once vetted)
• Children and youth leaders (once vetted)
• Joint concerts with other area choirs

COMING EVENTS

Looking for family-friendly fun and fellowship?  There’s always something on the horizon at JRBC!  Check out the current and soon-coming events below, and opt-in to e-mails to receive the most up-to-date information.

COMING EVENTS

Looking for family and fellowship?  There’s always something on the horizon at JRBC!  Check out the current and soon-coming events below, and opt-in to e-mails to receive the most up-to-date information.

Wednesday Night Bible Study:

On the second through fifth Wednesday nights, Pastor Chuck leads an verse-by-verse, in-depth Bible study of the Book of 1st Corinthians. This treasure trove of Biblical history and scriptural truth, authored by the Holy Spirit through the pen of Paul, will equip and inspire us to continue the work of the Church in our world today. On the first Wednesday of each month, a guest teacher leads a scripture based study.

Body & Soul Ladies’ Bible Study:

Each Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m., ladies, ages 18 and up, are invited to join us for Body & Soul Ladies’ Ministry.  We will meet at JRBC for Bible study followed by an optional very light, low-impact workout and a bring-your-own lunch.  Our current study focuses on life lessons from inspiring women of the Bible.

Santa Breakfast . . .

Everyone is welcome to join us for JRBC’s Santa Breakfast on Saturday morning (9-11am), December 22nd.  A light, buffet-style breakfast will be served.  Kids may visit and have their picture taken with Santa.  And, kids 2-12 may “shop” for an ornament gift for their family.  There is no charge for breakfast or any of the activities.  Hope to see you there!

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

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MEDIA

JRBC employs modern technology to reinforce and benefit the overall mission of the church, including providing services to the homebound, documenting and sharing JRBC services and events, and extending our touch into the community and beyond.

MEDIA

JRBC employs modern technology to reinforce and benefit the overall mission of the church, including providing services to the homebound, documenting and sharing JRBC services and events, and extending our touch into the community and beyond.

SERMONS

We are happy to provide audio links to sermons and videos for your personal use and as a means for sharing the gospel with family and friends. In addition, audio recordings of Sunday morning messages are available on CD from our audio team upon request.

PICTURE GALLERY

We love to share memories of milestone church events and fun fellowship times by way of pictures and videos posted to this website. Please feel free to download these images for your personal photo album and to offer your favorite JRBC pictures to as possible additions to our collection.

THE WORD

As a convenient resource, the complete Bible is displayed below. You can look up a verse, view the scriptures in different translations, and even share your favorite passages with family, friends, or via your social media network. In addition be sure to come back daily to see the new adjacent Bible verse!

THE WORD

As a convenient resource, the complete Bible is displayed below. You can look up a verse, view the scriptures in different translations, and even share your favorite passages with family, friends, or via your social media network. In addition be sure to come back daily to see the new adjacent Bible verse!

"The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity."

—Proverbs 10:29 (kjv)

GIVE

We are grateful for God’s provision and committed to responsible stewardship over all contributions of time, talent and financial resources to the mission of JRBC.  We would love to talk with you about opportunities to volunteer in our ministries.  Should you wish to make a financial contribution, you may give during Sunday morning offering or donate by mail to our office.

GIVE

We are grateful for God’s provision and committed to responsible stewardship over all contributions of time, talent and financial resources to the mission of JRBC.  We would love to talk with you about opportunities to volunteer in our ministries.  Should you wish to make a financial contribution, you may give during Sunday morning offering or donate by mail to our office.

CONTACT

Whether you would like to request prayer, talk about issues of faith, learn more about what JRBC has to offer as a home church, or visit our services and/or an event, Pastor Chuck, the staff and the JRBC family would love to connect with you in any of the various ways listed below.  We’d love to hear from you!

CONTACT

Whether you would like to request prayer, talk about issues of faith, learn more about what JRBC has to offer as a home church, or visit our services and/or an event, Pastor Chuck, the staff and the JRBC family would love to connect with you in any of the various ways listed below.  We’d love to hear from you!

Church Office
(804) 232-3551

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Pastor Chuck Craddock
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Come GROW, SERVE, and SHARE with us
. . .as we reach our world for Jesus