Stephen Kendrick, Interim Senior Pastor, Stephen Kendrick   Stephen Daniel Kendrick was raised in a military family moving eight times throughout his childhood. Stephen graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Mathematics. He completed his Seminary education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2016 with a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministries. Stephen was ordained as a minister in April 2017 by Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

Ashley Boschen, Minister to Families – Pastor Ashley is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious studies and Spanish language. She is also a graduate from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond with a Master of Divinity. Ashley was ordained into the gospel ministry in January of 2016 by Northside Baptist Church. She is married to Matt Boschen, the Youth and Young Adult Minister at Berea Baptist Church.

She began her position as part of the WGBC family in June of 2016. Ashley is a native of Mechanicsville and has been in youth and children’s ministries for over five years. Yet, more than her experience, Ashley brings with her a desire for the whole family to be involved in the life changing love of God.

You can contact Ashley at aboschen@walnutgrovebaptist.com.

Meghan Mines – Minister of Music  

Craig Simpson, Minister of Wellness and Recovery — craigwgbc@gmail.com Craig graduated from Hastings College with dual degrees in Psychology and Physical Education. Craig also has a master’s degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University. After graduating from college, Craig has been a High School and College football coach, a Juvenile Probation Officer, Clinical Counselor, Organizational Psychologist, and manager in the technology sector. Currently, Craig and his wife Valarie are co-owners and operators of the School of Dance Arts, Inc., with Craig operating the Taekwondo and Self Defense part of the business. Craig began his part time position with WGBC as Outreach Director in Sept. of 2004.  Craig is a Certified as a Life Coach, Addiction Recovery Coach and Co-Dependency Recovery Coach from the prestigious International Institute of Coaching Studies (IICS),


  • Mary Pollard, Church Administrator — office@walnutgrovebaptist.com
  • Pam Burris, Receptionist and Assistant Secretary — pburris@walnutgrovebaptist.com
  • Ray Johnson, Sexton
  • Tim Fearnow, CLC Sexton
  • Danny Minton, organist
  • David Kim, Pianist

Children’s Learning Center Staff:

  • Kristi Bowles, Director