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Hull's Memorial Baptist Church

Pastor - Dr. Johnny R. Almond

Pastor Almond earned a Doctor of Theology degree from Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and a Cambridge Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge.

He pastored churches full-time in Illinois, Oklahoma and Arkansas, for ten years before entering the military chaplaincy. After serving as a chaplain for 22 years, he retired from the Air Force and pastored Colonial Beach Baptist Church for 14 years. After serving as interim pastor of Nomini Baptist Church in Montross, Virginia, for a year, he began serving as interim pastor of Hull’s Memorial in November 2015. Johnny accepted the church’s call to serve as permanent pastor in April 2016.

Johnny and his wife, Beverly, have four sons, three grandsons, and three granddaughters. He enjoys playing the piano, classical music, and golf.

Minister of Family Life - Rev. Tiffany Slaughter 

Rev. Tiffany Slaughter accepted her call to ministry in 2009 and earned her Master’s of Divinity: Youth and Student Ministry Concentration from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in 2012.  Previously, she earned her Master’s in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.  Tiffany is also a proud Captain as she attended Christopher Newport University for undergraduate and majored in Political Science.

She has served in ministry for the last seven years.  Rev. Tiffany was ordained by Emmaus Baptist Church in New Kent, VA in May 2012.  Tiffany has served as Minister of Youth and Children, as well as, Associate Pastor. With a love for student ministry, Rev. Tiffany accepted the call to be Minister of Family Life at Hull’s Memorial Baptist and started August 21, 2016.  She is blessed to have a wonderful Family Ministry Team to serve with at Hull’s and a congregation that invests in families.

Tiffany loves the color orange, spending time with family & friends, and going to the beach.  Christ calls us to be the light and salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13-16), Tiffany tries to encourage students to do that every day no matter what life throws at them and to continue to grow in their relationship with Christ. She hopes to get to know you and your family as we minister to our community.

Minister of Music - Rev. Tom Heaton

Tom had two enormous influences in his early life: 1) his maternal grandfather, Hubert Williams, who was a Baptist preacher in rural Alabama while also working full-time as an electrician in a coal mine; and 2) George Patterson, the music minister at First Baptist in Troy, Alabama, where the main campus of the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home was located. Tom and his younger siblings (2 sisters, 1 brother) were all residents at the Home.  Tom’s grandfather (and grandmother) taught him enduring lessons about ministry. George instilled a deep love of music in Tom and encouraged its growth, through high school, college and beyond. The great love of Tom’s life is his wife, Joy, who is a cancer survivor and is Executive Director of Just Compassion, a non-profit corporation seeking to provide free dental services to underprivileged children in Appalachian Virginia. They, along with their dog Roxy, live in Richmond.  Tom received his Bachelors of Arts (Music) from Samford University and his Master of Divinity (Sacred Music) from Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond.

Pianist - Joyce Smith

Joyce Smith has served as Pianist at Hulls for seven years plus. She comes from a long  background of church music, having served as Director of Music Ministries in many churches through the years. Having begun as a church Pianist at age 12, she developed her own style of improvisation at an early age by combining the sounds of Ralph Carmichael, Gospel Pianist Rudy Atwood, and Montivani's Orchestra. Joyce gained her formal music training from the Chicago Conservatory of Music, as well as vocal training from Fresno State University.  Her greatest desire is to glorify God through her keyboard artistry and to make it a Ministry to the congregation.

    Hull's Memorial Baptist Church
    420 Enon Road | Fredericksburg, VA 22406 | PH: 540.371.4124