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