• Lance King - Pastor  email

    Lance is a graduate of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and Colorado State University. He is married to Tonya, and a continually proud dad of two adult children. He enjoys anything with an internal combustion engine, as well as Lectio Divina, circuit training, bow hunting and coffee. Lance joined Chestnut Grove in September 2006.


  • Barbara Edwards - Minister to Children and Families  email

    Barbara, along with husband Kenny and their three children joined Chestnut Grove in 2000. In August 2010 Barbara joined our staff as Minister to Children and Families. Barbara is a graduate of State University College at Oswego and Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a graduate from the John Leland Center for Theological Studies. Before coming on staff Barbara retired with a total of 31 years in public education. For more information about our Children's Ministry visit our children's page. 

  • Zac Cannon - Associate Pastor of Formation & Fruitfulnessemail

    Zac – along with his wife, Jess, and their children, Dexter and Penelope – were welcomed to Chestnut Grove in the summer of 2017. After a decade-spanning adventure in California, the Cannons decided their plot needed a change of location; returning home to Virginia to explore what God had spent so much time and energy preparing them for. Zac is graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He can often be found sipping coffee while getting lost in a good book or the weeds of his own imagination. His love languages are sci-fi and cheesecake. For more information about our Youth Ministry visit our youth page.

  • Tom Conlon - Artist-In-Residence / Associate Pastor of Worship


    A veteran singer-songwriter, Tom spent the last 30 years touring the country with a unique brand of song and spoken-word, while also mentoring artists and helping churches develop teams of musicians. Tom brings a fresh perspective on the intersections of faith and art, and the power of songs rooted in deep spiritual community. 


    Wendy joined the Chestnut Grove staff in February, 2023 with a wide variety of professional experience, along with a strong faith and a joyous attitude. During her free time she loves enjoying a good book listening to some praise and worship. She loves to serve whenever she can. In the summer months you will see her soaking up the sun with her feet in the sand at Virginia Beach. In the winter months she will be hiding out in her secret space as she calls her war room and enjoying family.