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Occoquan Bible Church is elder-led by biblically qualified men who serve as our pastors and under-shepherds of Christ our Chief Shepherd (1 Tim. 3; 1 Pet. 5).

Bridges

Jared Bridges, Pastor of Family Ministries

Jared joined the Eldership Team in 2009. He provides pastoral oversight of Family Ministries which includes OBC’s children’s ministry classes and other family ministries. A native of the Volunteer State, Jared studied at the University of Tennessee, and then moved to the former Soviet Union to serve the Lord as a campus minister. After returning to the U.S., he earned a M.Div. in Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). He and his family relocated to the D.C. area where he now works for a nonprofit. Jared and his wife Lori have been blessed with four children, and he enjoys cycling, reading, writing, teaching, and preaching on the more obscure texts of the Bible.

Comoglio

Ron Comoglio, Pastor of Music & Performing Arts Ministry

Ron joined the Eldership Team in 2014, and he provides pastoral oversight of the Music & Performing Arts Ministry. He also shepherds and teaches in OBC’s FLOCKs, Sunday classes, and Youth Group. After retiring as a USAF officer, Ron has continued working for the USAF as a civilian. In his free time he enjoys music, college football (“Roll Tide”), and playing with his kids and grandson. As our resident meteorologist, it’s not uncommon to find him watching clouds and radar during storms. His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 34:3, "Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His Name together.”

Conn

Jeff Conn, Pastor of Front Door Ministry

Jeff and his wife Jean have been members of OBC for many years, raising their four children in the church. Jeff seeks to glorify the Lord as he works for a data security company, and he also gives himself to the Lord in ministry. Jeff joined our Eldership Team in 2014. He provides pastoral oversight of the Front Door Ministry, which includes oversight of ushers, greeters, OBC’s baptism and membership classes, membership interviews, and church hospitality. Jeff teaches frequently in our Sunday morning classes, shepherding with the Word of God. He enjoys theology and church history. Should you ever get the chance, make sure you try his BBQ!

Dionise

Jeff Dionise, Pastor of Outreach Ministry

Jeff joined the Eldership Team in 2013, and he provides pastoral oversight for OBC’s outreach ministry. Jeff loves to connect church members to community outreach opportunities, so that those in need may know the love of Christ in the Gospel.. As Jeff encountered Christ in the book of Colossians, specifically in Colossians 2:8-10, the supremacy of Jesus Christ has become his passion. During the week, Jeff serves the Lord in his career in the news media. He also enjoys teaching Sunday morning classes, and he and his wife Mary host a FLOCK in their home. Jeff’s hobbies include art and performing as a magician!

Fillinger

Rod Fillinger, Pastor of Spiritual Care

Rod joined the Eldership Team back in 2002. He provides pastoral oversight to OBC’s Counseling and Benevolence ministries, which minister to the church body and community. Rod and his wife Cyndi have been married for 30 years and have 6 daughters (all of which have been homeschooled by Cyndi), and only two of whom still reside at home. Rod and Cyndi are burdened to see marriages established on Christ, marriages that reflect the Gospel portrait of Christ and his bride, the church. They teach a Sunday morning class for OBC’s newly married couples, and they also host a FLOCK in their Lake Ridge home. Practicing law for the last 25 years, Rod currently serves as the Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In their “free time” you’ll find them at the pool, where Rod serves as a USA Swimming official. Rod’s curious hobbies include reading philosophy and wearing bow ties.

Purves

Ben Purves, Pastor of Student Ministries

Ben provides pastoral oversight of Student Ministries, ministering to OBC’s youth, college students, and young adults. He joined OBC’s staff in 2008, and the Eldership Team in 2010. He graduated with a B.A. in Bible and Theology from Multnomah Bible College (Portland, OR) and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Capital Bible Seminary (Lanham, MD). Ben has a pressing desire for people to be in the Bible that they might know God. He loves to teach the Scriptures, be it over coffee, in the classroom, or from the pulpit. He also enjoys opportunities to lead short term mission trips in the ministry of the Gospel, and has led OBC teams to New York, West Virginia, and the Dominican Republic. The Lord has blessed Ben and his wife Ricki with two children. Always a bookworm, his more adventurous hobbies include mountaineering and spelunking, but nowadays it’s more likely you’ll find him playing with his kids.

Ross

Dave Ross, Pastor of Outreach & FLOCKS

Dave and his family have lived in Woodbridge since 2000. He and his wife Diana have been blessed with 20+ years of marriage, and they have four daughters whom Diana homeschools. During the week Dave works as an attorney for a law firm in D.C., where he practices in the areas of class action defense, commercial and business litigation. Dave’s community involvement includes serving on the boards of his HOA and a local summer youth swim team (the Lake Ridge Lancers), and he also serves as an election official for Prince William County. His daily routine usually includes a middle of the night workout, and his children frequently remind him that the trainers on the videos seem to be performing the workouts much better than their sweating and stumbling father. Most importantly, he and his family have all recognized their status as sinners and embraced the sole means of resolution for that sin – Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Be forewarned should Dave try to recruit you for flag football!

Schrock

David Schrock, Pastor of Preaching & Theology

Born and raised in Midlothian, Virginia, David has spent the last two decades in various parts of the Midwest. He graduated with a B.A. from Albion College (Albion, Michigan) and an M.Div. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). His greatest passion is to proclaim Christ from all the Scriptures, in order to make disciples from all the nations. He is married to Wendy and they have three energetic boys. In his free time he enjoys running, reading, and writing. He blogs at Via Emmaus and writes for outlets like The Gospel Coalition, CBMW, the ERLC, and Credo Magazine.