• 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.



    Brittany has been at home at Chestnut Grove since she was 18 months old. She is an elementary school teacher at Agnor-Hurt Elementary School and currently a Reading Specialist. She has volunteered in many ways at Chestnut Grove, most often in the nursery or with children. With her husband, Deven, she has three lovely children. For more information about our Children's Ministry visit our children's page. 

  • Amy Gaertner, Interim Children's Ministry Coordinator email

    Amy is a wife to John, mother to Gabby and Alex, and an elementary teacher. She just began her 31st year teaching at Broadus Wood Elementary School. She has been a part of the CGBC family for the past 15 years, where she has volunteered regularly, served as a deacon, and worked with the finance committee. For more information about our Children's Ministry visit our children's page. 

  • Zac Cannon - Associate Pastor of Formation & Fruitfulnessemail

    Zac and his family were welcomed to Chestnut Grove in the summer of 2017. He graduated from Brooks Institute, where he received a BFA in Film & Video Production, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he was awarded a Master of Theological Studies with an emphasis on Preaching & Pastoral Ministry. In 2023, Zac was certified as a Spiritual Director through the MICAH and the Center for Prophetic Imagination. He is the author of Sunflower, a sci-fi novella. He can often be found sipping coffee while getting lost in a good book or the weeds of his imagination. For more information about our Youth Ministry, visit our youth page.

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


    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.