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Pastor & Staff

Pastor Erik Hastings

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Pastor Hastings & Family

Raised in the home of a Marine Corps officer, Pastor Hastings spent the majority of his childhood and teen years in  Northern Virginia as his father was stationed in Quantico, and later worked for the Government in Washington, D.C.   It was during this time that Pastor Hastings faithfully attended Heritage Baptist Church in Woodbridge, Virginia with his parents.   After being confronted with the truth of the Gospel one Sunday, Pastor Hastings realized his need for Salvation and trusted Christ as his savior at the age of five.   He was called to preach during his senior year of High School at Heritage Christian School, and then enrolled in Pensacola Christian College where he received his training for the ministry and met his wife, Heather.

Heather was born and raised in the Sandusky, Ohio area, and was saved at the age of sixteen.   After attending Massillon Baptist Bible College for one year, Heather transferred to Pensacola Christian College where she met Pastor Hastings.   The summer after graduating from college, Pastor and Heather were married and immediately began serving the Lord together.

The Lord led Pastor and Heather to Akron, Ohio where they served on the staff of The Millheim Baptist Church for almost five years before following God’s call on their life to move to Mechanicsville, Virginia to start a new, Bible-believing church.   There were no people, no salary, and no church building.   There was, however, the clear call of God and a decision to live by faith according to His will.   The church had its inaugural service on Easter Sunday, 2006, and Pastor Hastings has faithfully served here at Truth Baptist Church as the Senior Pastor ever since that time.   Pastor and Heather have also been blessed with four Children, Trent and Nicole, Brooke, and Johnny.

“I am thrilled that you have decided to visit our website today, and it is my sincere hope to meet you personally in the very near future.   The Bible makes it clear that God loves everyone of us, including you!   I encourage you to visit a service here at Truth Baptist Church, and most importantly, I urge you to accept Jesus Christ as your savior today if you have never done so.”


Youth Director

youth director aaron kushel and family

Aaron Kuschel & Family

Aaron Kuschel serves as the youth director of Truth Baptist Church. He was saved at age 6, and answered the call to preach after graduating from high school in 2002. He went to Bible College and Seminary at Crown College in Tennessee.  He met Hannah and they married 2 years later.  Hannah was saved at age 18 and also attended Crown College.  They are now faithfully serving together here at Truth Baptist Church.

“Hello parents and young people! It is our joy to serve the Lord here at Truth Baptist Church. Today, it is more important than ever for our youth to have direction in life and to know the Truth. We have good news for you! Christ is the Way and the Truth! Give your life to knowing Him!  I would love to have the opportunity of helping and supporting you as you raise your teenagers and children for the glory of the Lord. Please come visit us and other teens in one of our services or activities. If you would like to know what is up and coming in the youth group, please download and view the Truth for the Youth Quarterly located on the Youth Page.”