Please feel free to contact any of our staff members to answer your questions about Ginter Park Baptist Church.
Rev. Mandy England Cole has been serving as Senior Pastor at Ginter Park Baptist Church, Richmond since January of 2013. Prior to serving at Ginter Park Baptist, she was one of the pastors at Sardis Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. She is a graduate of the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and her undergraduate degree is from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Before beginning seminary, she worked several years for IBM. Mandy is passionate about helping the church navigate honoring tradition while welcoming innovation and creativity; about widening circles of inclusion and extending/receiving radical hospitality; and about social justice and advocacy. She calls the Alliance of Baptists her denominational home, and has served as the Vice President of their Board of Directors. Mandy is also passionate about her family – her husband Mark; their three sons Ethan, Turner, and Carter; and their pesky puppy Bing Crosby.
Contact Mandy at 804-359-2475 ext. 13
Rev. Tom Baynham began serving as Minister of Music in November of 2016. Tom is a native of Richmond, growing up in the city’s North Side. He is a graduate of Bluefield College (BA); The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA); Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (M.Div.); and the Boston University School of Theology (M.STh), and has served congregations in Indiana, New Hampshire and Virginia. In addition, Tom served as the Associate Director for One Voice Chorus from 2011 to 2014 and receives frequent requests as a soloist, choral adjudicator and clinician. He is a member of The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada where serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Congregational Song; The CenturyMen, and the Virginia Baptist Male Chorale. Tom is the proud father to two adult children, Daniel and Lindsey.
Contact Tom at 804-359-2475 ext. 5
Karen Upson – 804-359-2475 ext. 12
(Office Hours – Tuesdays 9AM-12PM)