Rev. Dr. Tom Gaskins, Interim Pastor
Pastor Tom, (as he prefers to be called) is a native of Tampa, Florida and has served churches in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. Pastor Tom is married to Susan, a Richmond native, who retired as a Special Ed teacher with the Henrico School system in 2016. Together they have four grown children and four (perfect) grandchildren and another one on the way! Three of their children live in the Richmond area and one daughter and her husband have recently relocated to Pennsylvania.
Pastor Tom retired from North Run Baptist Church after 18.5 years in 2017. He is a graduate of Campbell University, Southeastern Seminary and earned his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Luther Rice Seminary in 1984. He is active in Baptist life serving as a trustee with the Dover Baptist Association and is a volunteer chaplain with the Hanover Sheriff’s Department. Pastor Gaskins recently completed a 22-month interim pastorate with Four Mile Creek Baptist in Varina and is excited to become part of the MHBC staff during this time of transition in the life of the church.
Rev. Rupert Rose, Jr., Associate Pastor of Families and Administration
A graduate of Virginia Tech and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Rupert has served on our staff since 2008. An experienced church educator, he previously served on staff at Second Baptist, Richmond, for eighteen years. Rupert has experience in radio broadcasting and enjoys playing trombone in the Richmond Concert Band. He is married to Cheryl and has three children and seven grandchildren.
Miss. Gina Jordan, Administrative Assistant
A graduate of Bethel College in Hampton, Gina became our Administrative Assistant in July 2018. She grew up in a military family and lived across the country and even in Germany. She is trained in media operations and administrative support, Gina manages our office, communications, and church media. She now resides in Midlothian.
Mrs. Suzanne White, Minister of Music
A graduate of the University of Richmond, Suzanne has been Minister of Music since 2006. Beginning as a preschool children’s choir director twenty-five years ago, Suzanne eventually earned experience with older children, youth, adults, and instrumentalists through special musicals that she directed. She started an adult hand bell choir at MHBC in 2007. She is married to David and has two grown daughters.
Mr. Chris Robbins, Minister of Youth
A native of Highland Springs, Chris has served as youth minister at Cambridge, Ragland Memorial, and Monument Heights for a combined twelve years. he owns his own contracting business and has used his carpentry skills in organizing hands on projects and youth mission trips. Chris and his wife Anne have four children and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Anne Robbins, Minister of Children
A graduate of the University of Richmond, Anne began serving as our new Minister of Children in January 2017. A veteran teacher at Grove Avenue Christian School, she has worked with children in both church and school settings since 1991. She is married to Chris and has four children and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Kay Williamson, Organist
A native of Richmond, Kay received her B.A. in Organ Performance from Longwood University as a student of Paul Hesselink. She has also studied with Suzanne Bunting at the University of Richmond. Her previous positions include Director of Music and Organist at Bainbridge Street Baptist Church as well as accompanist for vocal students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Kay and her husband Cleve have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Robin Lipps, Pianist
A lifelong member of Monument Heights, Robin has served as an accompanist for the youth choir and has served as pianist for our Sunday morning worship services and special performances. Robin and her husband Norman have two daughters and two grandchildren.