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Past Interns

Through the internship program, CHBC has invested heavily in the lives of dozens of men hoping to serve God and His church as pastors. The program started in 1998 with one intern and has since grown to include at least twelve full-time interns each year. While we do not know yet the full fruits of CHBC’s investment in the church, we do know what our past interns are doing currently. Periodically, we ask them to update us on what is happening in their lives. We hope that in doing so we will enable our site visitors to know how the internship has affected lives and to possibly discover a potential candidate for a ministry position.

The past shows a strong planting of pastoral seeds at CHBC. We hope that the stories written here only multiply in number and bring much glory to God.

Name Season/Year Current Information
Carl Slezacek spring, 1998 Working with Sovereign Missional Movement, Eastbourne, UK
Deepak Reju summer, 1998 Associate Pastor, CHBC
Paul Roberts summer, 1999 Dean of Library Services, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK
Bert Daniel summer, 1999, 2000 Lead Pastor, Crawford Avenue Baptist Church, Augusta, GA
Greg Gilbert fall, 2000 Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville, KY
Jonathan Leeman fall, 2000 Elder, Cheverly Baptist Church; 9Marks Editorial Director
Byron Straughn fall, 2001 Director of Theological Development, Cru, Coatsville, PA
Hunter Powell fall, 2002 Working in Austin, TX
Matthew Spandler-Davison fall, 2002 Pastor, Redeemer Fellowship Church, Bardstown, KY; Executive Director, 20schemes; Acts 29 Vice President for Global Outreach
Jonathan Christman spring, 2003 Working in Houston, TX
James Santos spring, 2003 Pastor of Counseling, Sojourn Community Church, East Campus, Louisville, KY
Paul Alexander spring, 2003 Pastor, Grace Covenant Church of Fox Valley, Elgin, IL
Ryan Townsend spring, 2003 Elder, CHBC; 9 Marks Executive Director
Jeremy Eng spring, 2003 Working in Los Angeles, CA
Jeremy Yong spring, 2003 Associate Pastor, Evergreen Baptist Church, San Gabriel Valley, CA
Kyle Newcomer fall, 2003 Pastor, Christ Our Saviour Baptist Church, Spring, TX
David Dykes fall, 2003 Pastor of Discipleship, Clifton Baptist Church, Louisville, KY
Fredy Hernandez fall, 2003 Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Hispana Guilford, Sterling, VA
Chris Ambridge fall, 2003 Elder at Restoration Church, Washington, DC
Owen Strachan fall, 2003 Provost & Research Professor of Theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary, Conway, AR
Will Kynes spring, 2004 Associate Professor in Biblical Studies, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
Michael Hardy spring, 2004 Working in Dallas, TX
Mark Sherid spring, 2004 Executive Pastor, Faith Bible Church, Phoenix, AZ
Adam Embry spring, 2004 US Air Force Reserves Chaplain
Josh Vincent spring, 2004 Pastor, Trinity Bible Church, Phoenix, AZ
Nicholas Piotrowski spring, 2004 President, Indianapolis Theological Seminary, IN
Shane Walker spring, 2004 Teaching Pastor, First Baptist Church, Watertown, WI
Reuben Hunter fall, 2004 Pastor, Trinity West Church, London, UK
Mike Law, Jr. fall, 2004 Pastor, Arlington Baptist Church, Arlington, VA
Rodrigo Lopez fall, 2004 Associate Pastor, Seguidores Church, El Salvador
Kevin Hsu fall, 2004 Working in Central Asia
Flynn Cratty fall, 2004 Associate Director, Center for Human Flourishing, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Adam McCulloch fall, 2004 Associate Pastor, Ambassador International Church, Hong Kong
Ben Woodward spring, 2005 Associate pastor, United Christian Church, Dubai, UAE
Kurt Heath spring, 2005 Elder at Sellwood Baptist Church, Portland, OR
Mike Law, Sr. spring, 2005 Living in Salisbury, MD
Sam Lam spring, 2005 Elder, CHBC; Working in Washington, DC
Andrew Sherwood spring, 2005 Working in Annapolis, MD
Scott Daniel spring, 2005 Senior Pastor, Grace Bible Church, Holden, ME
Jeff Cavanaugh fall, 2005 Working in Louisville, KY
Paul Curtis fall, 2005 Elder, Redeemer Church of Arlington; Working in Arlington, VA
Mike Gilbart-Smith fall, 2005 Pastor, Twynholm Baptist Church, London, UK
Ricky Hardison fall, 2005 Lead Pastor, Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church, Sarasota, FL
John Power fall, 2005 Working in Greenville, SC
Daniel Schreiner fall, 2005 Associate Pastor, Hinson Baptist Church, Portland, OR
John Hardin spring, 2006 Working in Rock Hill, SC
Paul Perdue spring, 2006 Associate Pastor, Eden Baptist Church, Burnsville, MN
Adam Grusy spring, 2006 Senior Pastor, St. Paul's Congregational Church, Greeley, CO
Jason Berrus spring, 2006 Planting Emmanuel Church of Orange County, CA
Steve Collins spring, 2006 Working in Asheville, NC
David Mork spring, 2006 Working in Washington, DC
David Cantine fall, 2006 Pastor, First Regular Baptist Church, Northumberland, PA
Geoff Chang fall, 2006 Assistant Professor of Church History and Historical Theology and Curator of the Spurgeon Library, Kansas City, MO
Johnny Kharrat fall, 2006 Working in Ottawa, CA
Brent Maravilla fall, 2006 Working in Washington, DC
Micah McCormick fall, 2006 Associate Pastor, New Hyde Park Baptist Church, Long Island, NY
Kevin McKay fall, 2006 Pastor, Grace Harbor Community Church, Providence, RI
Justin Wredberg fall, 2006 Working in Raleigh, NC; Growth Group Leader at Imago Dei Church
Royce Hall spring, 2007 Working in Louisville, KY
Peter Hess spring, 2007 Pastor, Christ Fellowship Church, Williamsburg, VA
Eugene Low spring, 2007 Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Singapore
Nathan Lugbill spring, 2007 Senior Pastor, Castleview Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN
Kevin McFadden spring, 2007 Elder at Trinity Community Church, Abington, PA; Professor of New Testament, Cairn University, Philadelphia, PA
Ben Wright spring, 2007 Pastor, Cedar Pointe Baptist Church, Austin, TX
Noah Braymen fall, 2007 Pastor, Redeemer Baptist Church; Working for ERLC in Des Moines, IA
Scott Gurley fall, 2007 Working in Louisville, KY
Ryan Kaupas fall, 2007 Working in Central Asia
Matthias Lohmann fall, 2007 Senior Pastor, Freie Evangelische Gemeinde, Munich, Germany
Graham Shearer fall, 2007 PhD Student at Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland
Josh Wallick fall, 2007 Working in Virginia
Mark Collins spring, 2008 Associate Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Singapore
Justin Leighty spring, 2008 Elder, Third Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville, KY; Executive Director, Baptist Health Foundation, Louisville, KY
Travis Rymer spring, 2008 Associate Pastor, Grace Harbor Community Church, Providence, RI
Patrick Schreiner spring, 2008 Assistant Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Midwestern Seminary, Kansas City, MO
Ross Shannon spring, 2008 Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Lapeer, MI
P.J. Tibayan spring, 2008 Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church, Bellflower, CA
David Dewberry fall, 2008 Pastor, United Baptist Church, Newport, RI
Bobby Jamieson fall, 2008 Associate Pastor, CHBC
Gustav Pritchard fall, 2008 Associate Pastor, Castleview Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN
Josh Scherrer fall, 2008 Associate Pastor, Harvest Bible Church, Lancaster, PA
Matt Smethurst fall, 2008 Lead Pastor, River City Baptist Church, Richmond, VA 
Philip VanSteenburgh fall, 2008 Associate Pastor, Wornall Road Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO
Ryan Bishop spring, 2009 Senior Pastor, Redeemer Church, Graham, TX
Garrett Conner spring, 2009 Pastor, La Plata Baptist Church, La Plata, MD
Nik Lingle spring, 2009 Senior Pastor, Westwood Baptist Church, Nashville, TN
Josh Manley spring, 2009 Senior Pastor, RAK Evangelical Church, Ras al-Khaimah, UAE
Matt Merker spring, 2009 Working for Getty Music in Nashville, TN
Mark Stam spring, 2009 Working in Central Asia
Sorin Deac fall, 2009 Pastor, Missio Dei Church, Bucharest, Romania
Mathew Freeman fall, 2009 Deacon, CHBC; Working in Washington, DC
Gavin Ortlund fall, 2009 Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Ojai, California
Chris Newkirk fall, 2009 Lead Pastor, Whitton Ave Bible Church, Phoenix, AZ
Jonathan Worsley fall, 2009 Associate Pastor, Edgefield Church, Nashville, TN
Mark Carrington spring, 2010 Lead Pastor, Wornall Road Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO
Paul Conrad spring, 2010 Elder, Refuge Church; Working in Jacksonville, FL
Andrew Dunlap spring, 2010 Working in Roanoke, VA
Shai Linne spring, 2010 Working in Philadelphia, PA
Brady Tarr spring, 2010 Minister of Membership, Hunter Street Baptist Church, Hoover, AL
James Westbrook spring, 2010 Lead Pastor, Realm Church, Oakland, CA
Matt Felton fall, 2010 Lead Pastor, Trinity Church of Loudon, Leesburg, VA
Marcus Glover fall, 2010 Elder, Franconia Baptist Church, VA; Working in Washington, DC
Tim Gosselin fall, 2010 Associate Pastor, Oakhurst Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC
Alejandro Molero fall, 2010 Pastor, Iglesia Biblica Sublime Gracia, Washington, DC
Joseph Randall fall, 2010 Pastor, Olney Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA
Zach Schlegel fall, 2010 Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Upper Marlboro, MD
Phill Howell spring, 2011 Pastor, Embassy Church, Palatine, IL
Garrett Kell spring, 2011 Pastor, Del Ray Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA
Trip Lee Barefield spring, 2011 Working in Dallas, TX
Jaime Owens spring, 2011 Senior Pastor, Tremont Temple Baptist Church, Boston, MA
David Russell spring, 2011 Senior Pastor, Oakhurst Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC
Mike Shafer spring, 2011 Working in Tampa, FL
Barry Cooper fall, 2011 Elder, Christ Community Church, Daytona, FL; Supervising Producer for Ligonier
David Kuhlke fall, 2011 Working in Portland, OR
Justin Ngien fall, 2011 Working in Singapore
Daniel Rieke fall, 2011 Working in Houston, TX
Harshit Singh fall, 2011 Pastor, Satya Vachan Church, Lucknow, India
Lyle Wetherston fall, 2011 Hair Salon & Butcher Owner
Mike Bradshaw spring, 2012 Working in Louisville, KY
Brian Chesemore spring, 2012 Associate Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, KY; Director of Student Care, Sovereign Grace Pastors College, Louisville, KY
Tim Chiang spring, 2012 Elder, Hope Church, Cambridge, MA; Working in Boston, MA
Robbie Hopkins spring, 2012 Working overseas
Justin Perdue spring, 2012 Pastor, Covenant Baptist Church, Asheville, NC
Rob Smythe spring, 2012 Working in India
Nick Roark spring, 2012 Senior Pastor, Franconia Baptist Church, Franconia, VA
Eric Beach fall, 2012 Elder, CHBC; Working in Washington, DC
Sam Bierig fall, 2012 Director of Institutional Relations, Midwestern Seminary, Kansas City, MO
Kyle D fall, 2012
Executive Director of Bible Translation Fellowship; Supported Worker, Immanuel Baptist Church, Sacramento, CA
Steven Harris fall, 2012 Working in Washington, DC; PhD Student, Harvard University
Jeremy McClain fall, 2012 Pastor, Mercy of Christ Church, Washington, DC
Ayo Olajide fall, 2012 Looking for Work in London, UK
Isaac Adams spring, 2013 Lead Pastor, Iron City Church, Birmingham, AL
Max Benfer spring, 2013 Pastor, Meadowcroft Presbyterian Church, West Chester, PA
Brian Davis spring, 2013 Assistant Pastor, Del Ray Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA
Alex Duke spring, 2013 9Marks Editorial Manager; Director of Youth Ministry and Ecclesiological Training at Third Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville, KY
Nathan Malpass spring, 2013 Working in Melbourne, Australia
Timo Sazo spring, 2013 Director of Admissions, Reformed Theological Seminary, DC
Taylor Wehrle spring, 2013 Senior Pastor, Galveston County Church, Hitchcock, TX
John Edwards fall, 2013 Working in Springfield, MO
Danny Hindle fall, 2013 Working in Brisbane, Australia
Giancarlo Montemayor fall, 2013 Vice President of Global Publishing, Lifeway Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
John Onwuchekwa fall, 2013 Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Atlanta, GA
Abraham Paniagua fall, 2013 Working in the Dominican Republic
Vinnie Pimentel fall, 2013 Elder, Igreja Baptista da Graca, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil; Editorial Supervisor, FIEL Ministries, São Paulo, Brazil 
Jeff Wiesner fall, 2013 Pastor, North Point Church, Denton, TX
Charles Hedman spring, 2014 Associate Pastor, CHBC
John Joseph spring, 2014 Pastor, Cheverly Baptist Church, MD
Aaron Liu spring, 2014 Ministry IT Director, Equip Gospel Ministries, Malaysia
Ken Mbugua spring, 2014 Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Nairobi, Kenya
Dave Young spring, 2014 Associate Pastor, McLean Bible Church, VA
Joshua Xie fall, 2014 Pastor, East Asia
Kevin McClure fall, 2014 PhD Student, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
Bryan Winchester fall, 2014 Lead Pastor, Saving Grace Church, Milwaukie, OR
Chariot Lu fall, 2014 Pastor, East Asia
Rick Denham fall, 2014 CEO, Fiel Ministries, São Paulo, Brazil; International Director, 9 Marks
Matt Belanger fall, 2014 Chaplain in US Air Force
Enoch Haven spring, 2015 Pastor of Men's Discipleship, Community Fellowship Church, Chicago, IL
Raj Shekar spring, 2015 Pastor, Zion Church, Lucknow, India
David Chung spring, 2015 Associate Pastor, Trinity Church, Ashburn, VA
Tomasz Krazek spring, 2015 Senior Pastor, Reconciliation Christian Fellowship, Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland
Matt Tyler spring, 2015 Working in East Asia
James Choi spring, 2015 Pastor, New Covenant Baptist Church, Montgomery County, MD
Leo Novakovskiy fall, 2015 Working in Sacramento, CA
James McNair fall, 2015 Elder, CHBC; Working in Washington, DC
Jason Rivette fall, 2015 Student, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
David Burchard fall, 2015 Living in San Diego, CA
Caleb Brasher fall, 2015 Lead Pastor, The Grove Church, Clermont, FL
Blake Boylston fall, 2015 Senior Pastor, Chaffee Crossing Baptist Church, Fort Smith, AR
Jon Pentecost spring, 2016 Pastor, Central Asia
Justin Harris spring, 2016 Senior Pastor, Faith Bible Church, Naples, FL
Anthony Spallone spring, 2016 Working in Princeton, NJ
Caleb Nakina spring, 2016 Intern, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Nairobi, Kenya
Simeon Williams spring, 2016 PhD Student, University of Cambridge
Colby Wilkins spring, 2016 Working in Orlando, FL
Will McKinney spring, 2016 Interim Pastor, Dalkeith Baptist Church, Wewahitchka, FL
Johnny Lithell spring, 2016 Pastor, Parkway Church in Gothenburg, Sweden
Caleb Morell fall, 2016 Research Assistant, CHBC
Brian Parks  fall, 2016 Senior Pastor, Covenant Hope Church, Dubai, UAE
Andy Manzo fall, 2016 Working with Cru, San Diego, CA
Jonas Madureira fall, 2016 Senior Pastor, Igreja Batista da Palavra, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alberto Jacquez fall, 2016 9Marks Administrative Manager, Washington, DC
Keith Kresge fall, 2016 Working in Perrinton, MI
Arman Aubakirov fall, 2016 9Marks Regional Coordinator, Moscow, Russia; Christian Publishing in Samara, Russia
Victor Shu fall, 2016 Pastor, Radiant Grace Church, East Asia
Joseph Dicks spring, 2017 NAMB Church Planting Catalyst for DC
Sean DeMars spring, 2017

Pastor, 6th Avenue Church of God, Decatur, AL

Shane Williamson spring, 2017 Student, SBTS, Louisville, KY
Pat Schmitz spring, 2017 Student, SBTS, Louisville, KY
Matt Sbarra spring, 2017 Working in Mandurah, Australia
Ben Bullard spring, 2017 Assistant Pastor, Jefferson Park Baptist Church, Charlottesville, VA
Jaron Cookson spring, 2017 Working in Portland, OR
Douglas Reid fall, 2017 Associate Pastor, RAK Evangelical Church, Ras al-Khaimah, UAE
Drew Allenspach fall, 2017 Elder, CHBC; 9 Marks Development Manager, Washington, DC
Omar Johnson fall, 2017 Senior Pastor, Temple Hills Baptist Church, MD
Tony Merritt fall, 2017 Pastoral Resident, Global Church, Miami, FL
Caleb Mathews fall, 2017 Working in Asheville, NC
Matt Diaz fall, 2017 Pastor, Kendall Baptist Church, Miami, FL
Charles Kim fall, 2017 Working in Los Angeles, CA
Mike McGregor spring, 2018 Director of College Ministry, First Baptist Church, Durham, NC
Logan Anderson spring, 2018 Working in Washington, DC
Jamie Southcombe spring, 2018 Pastor, Grace Church, Guilford, UK
Igor Ramos spring, 2018 Working in Madrid, Spain
Leandro Pasquini spring, 2018 Looking for work in Londrina, Brazil
Binoy Joseph spring, 2018 Pastor, Grace Community Church, Victoria, Australia
Frankie Gali spring, 2018 Working in Miami, FL
Christopher Morgan fall, 2018 Working in Washington DC; Student at SBTS
John Sarver fall, 2018 Pastor, Midtown Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
Mark Feather fall, 2018 Pastoral Assistant, CHBC
Hanyu Wang fall, 2018 Teaching Assistant in East Asia
Michael Caron fall, 2018 Senior Pastor, Eglise Evangelique Baptiste de Shawinigan-Sud, Shawinigan, Canada
Sam Emadi fall, 2018 Senior Pastor, Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church, Louisville, KY
Parker Moore fall, 2018 Lead Pastor, Cleveland Road Baptist Church, Athens, GA
Marc Minter spring, 2019 Pastor, First Baptist Church, Diana, TX
Vincent Kajuma spring, 2019 Elder, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Nairobi, Kenya
Wesley Burke spring, 2019 Senior Pastor, Redemption Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, TX
John Lee spring, 2019 Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church, Bellflower, CA
Gabe Grob spring, 2019 Working in Washington, DC
Jonathan Keisling spring, 2019 Elder and Pastoral Assistant, CHBC
Jacob Hargrave spring, 2019 Pastoral Assistant, CHBC
Matt Emerson Fall, 2019 Pastoral Assistant, Jefferson Park Baptist Church, Charlottesville, VA; Student, SBTS, Louisville, KY
Christian Lwanda Fall, 2019 Associate Pastor, Evangelical Community Church, Abu Dhabi, UAE
John Musyimi Fall, 2019 Church Planting Resident, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Nairobi, Kenya
Tommie van der Walt Fall, 2019 Elder, Brackenhurst Baptist Church, Johnannesburg; Executive Director of Imprint
Dylan Johnson Fall, 2019 Working in Portland, OR
Trent Jones Fall, 2019 Associate Pastor, Linworth Baptist Church, Columbus, OH
Jeremy Mueller Fall, 2019 Pastoral Assistant, University Baptist Church, Fayetteville, AR
Russell Berger Fall, 2019 Working in Huntsville, AL
Ben Lacey Spring, 2020 Assistant Pastor, CHBC
Tiago Oliveira Spring, 2020 Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lisbon, Portugal; PhD student, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
J.R. Del Rosario Spring, 2020 Teaching Pastor at Emmaus Road Christian Church, Darwin, Australia
Jeremy Leong Spring, 2020 Elder, New Covenant Baptist Church, Rockville, MD
Trell Ross Spring, 2020 Lead Pastor, Pioneer Church, Rock Hill, SC
Rodney Evans Spring, 2020 Student, Westminster Theological Seminary, West Chester, PA
Bryce Rader Spring, 2020 Associate Pastor, Christ Fellowship Church, Williamsburg, VA
Chris Phillips Fall, 2020 Asia Regional Leader for Reaching and Teaching
Austin Keisling Fall, 2020 Working for Campus Outreach, Washington, DC
Joe Carroll Fall, 2020 Associate Pastor, Erbil International Baptist Church, Erbil, Iraq
Tim Stanton Fall, 2020 Living in Dunedin, New Zealand
Jonathan Morgan Fall, 2020 Assistant Pastor, Oakhurst Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC
Josh Pool Fall, 2020 Senior Pastor, Covenant Baptist Church, Valdosta, GA
Justin Powell Spring, 2021 Working in Darke County, OH
Rhys Plant Spring, 2021 Apprentice Church Planting Pastor, West London Alliance Church, London, Ontario, Canada
Alex Arrell Spring, 2021 Assistant Minister, Grace Church Guildford, UK
William Wolfe Spring, 2021 Student, SBTS, Louisville, KY
Baruch Watters Spring, 2021 Pastoral Assistant, CHBC
Matt Mihelic Spring, 2021 Church Planting Resident, Shoreline Church, Knoxville, TN
Pat Forrester Spring, 2021 Working in Washington, DC
Benny Ma Spring, 2021 Pastor, East Asia
Riley Barnes Spring, 2021 Associate Pastor, CHBC
Akin Omisanmi Fall, 2021 Church Planting Resident, Grace Baptist Church, Bowie, MD
Alex Hammond Fall, 2021 Pastoral Assistant, Castleview Church, Indianapolis, IN
Josiah Monfreda Fall, 2021 Student, SBTS, Louisville, KY
Kevin Kim Fall, 2021 Working in Washington, DC
Cal Stack Fall, 2021 Associate Pastor, Milwood Baptist Church, Austin, TX
Jeff Kelly Fall, 2021 Associate Cluster Leader for IMB, Middle East
Benjamin Eggen Fall, 2021 Associate Pastor, Eglise Protestante Evangelique de Bruxelles-Woluwe, Brussels, Belgium