Birchwood Baptist Church
Meet Our Staff
Pastor Bob Schafer
Along with my wife Angie and our daughter Morgan, I came to Birchwood Baptist Church on Resurrection Day of 2018. I have pastored two churches in the Dayton community, but I am blessed to now be at Birchwood Baptist. In addition to my seminary education, I have gleaned much Bible knowledge from Precept Ministries & Answers in Genesis, because both ministries emphasize the Word of God as literally written.
I love the fact that Jesus died for the sins of the whole world! The title of the old hymn “Whosoever meaneth me” tells that story so well. I know it’s a common verse, but John 3:16 is real simple to understand, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
We would love for you to come and worship with us at Birchwood Baptist Church!
Associate Pastor/Music Leader - Stephen Halstead
I have been blessed to serve as the Music Leader at Birchwood since October 2017 and as Associate Pastor since July 28, 2019. It is a joy and a blessing to worship, preach, and fellowship with the family of God at Birchwood. When I returned to the US after teaching English at SEBIPCA Seminary in Guatemala, I realized the Lord was calling me to seminary study. My experience at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has since been greatly beneficial, having deepened my understanding about God and His infallible word with a school focused on serving Christ and fulfilling His commission. I will graduate with an MDiv (emphasis in Biblical Languages) in May of 2020 and plan to pursue a PhD. May we magnify the Lord at Birchwood, and may all the saints of God serve Him together. May we worship and fulfill Christ's Great Commission as one.
Youth Pastor - Chuck & Stephania Hart
We are Chuck and Stephania Hart. We have been married for 23 years and have two children. We have been serving members of Birchwood Baptist for 15 years. In June of 1998, realizing we were dying in our sin, we accepted Christ as our Savior. Our desires are to be obedient to Christ, share His saving grace with others, disciple the youth in accepting Christ as their Savior, and lead them in having a personal relationship with Him. May the fruit of the Spirit be reflected in all of our lives!
"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come." - 2 Corinthians 5:17
"for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified." - Romans 2:13
Come Worship With Us
Sunday School: 10:00-11:00
Toddlers: Angie Schafer
K-1st Grade: Shari Neubert
2nd-5th Grade: Tosha Young
Youth: Chuck Hart
College & Career: Justin Smith
Open Door: Randy Gross
Young Married Class: Tony Moorehead
Men's Class: Charles Murray
Women's Class: Beverly Randolph
Corporate Worship at 11:00*
*Children are dismissed for Children's Church from the sanctuary after the fellowship hymn.
**Nursery is staffed during Sunday School and Corporate Worship hour.
Sunday Evening 6:00-7:00
K-8 Wednesdays 6:00-7:30
Wednesday Bible Study
Join us as we discuss strongholds for the next couple of weeks. A stronghold is some area in which we are being defeated in our spiritual walk! These are areas of sin and weakness that keeps getting us down. No longer! Let's find out what God's Word says about this! Join us at 6:30 pm est!
5436 TN-60, Birchwood, TN 37308, USA