Our Ministers & Staff

Please feel free to contact any of our staff members to answer your questions about Ginter Park Baptist Church.

Since May 2018, Rev. Sheryl Johnson has been serving part-time as Ginter Park’s Associate Pastor.  She also provides communication support for Richmond Hill, an ecumenical retreat center located in Church Hill that is engaged in healing the metropolitan city of Richmond through prayer, racial reconciliation, prayer, and spiritual development.  She is heavily involved in racial reconciliation work through a program coming out of First Unitarian Universalist Church called “Living The Pledge to End Racism.”   Sheryl grew up in Northern Virginia and came to Richmond to attend the University of Richmond as an undergraduate and then never left.  Her seminary education occurred at Union Presbyterian Seminary and she also completed a 1-year chaplain residency at VCU Health System.  She volunteers with Virginia Baptist Disaster Relief as a crisis care chaplain and trainer and is on the board of RVA Rapid Transit.  She and her husband of 23 years, Eric, live in the city with their two cats, Newton and Archimedes.
Contact Sheryl by email or by phone at 804-359-2475.

Rev. Fred Horn began serving as Accompanist in February of 2017 and increased his role to Accompanist and Choir Director in September of 2017.  Fred hails from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Morehead State University and a Master of Church Music Degree with a secondary major in Preschool and Elementary Music Education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Fred earned a post graduate certification with specific studies in Music Therapy in Worship from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Fred has been serving congregations in Kentucky, Indiana and Virginia since 1983. Outside of the church, he works as a substitute teacher in both Hanover and Henrico Counties. He can frequently be found working alongside students and adults in a variety of musical theater capacities in Hanover County. He has been the coordinator for the Virginia Baptist Music and Worship Arts Camp since 2004 and continues to serve as both a choral clinician and conference leader in various settings. Fred currently volunteers with Ministering to Ministers which is a non-profit organization that assists ministers who have been terminated from their pastoral roles. He serves on both the national and the regional advisory boards. Fred and his wife, Lisa, have been married since 1987. They have one grown daughter, Abby, who resides in South Carolina, and a beagle named Hank.
Contact Fred by email or by phone at 804-359-2475.

Finance Office
Karen Upson – 804-359-2475 (Office Hours – Tuesdays 9AM-12PM)