About

WHO WE ARE


Our church is a thriving ministry in Rural Retreat, Virginia. God has blessed our church as we have grown from a mission work in the local store front to the beautiful campus we are on here in the middle of town.

Our purpose at RRBC can be summed up in three phrases:
  Exalt Christ
  Evangelize Community
  Encourage & Edify Christians
 

OUR PASTOR


PASTOR JACOB & SIS. AMY VANOVER


Pastor Jacob has been leading the congregation of Rural Retreat Baptist since 2014 and God has blessed under his loving pastorship. Sharing his testimony Pastor Jacob tells of the great love of God – being in a children’s class on a Wednesday night as a seven year old he heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. It would be his grandmother teaching the class that evening and through the course of the lesson she brought Jacob up in front of the other children and would make a statement that would impact him the rest of his life – “Jacob, do you realize that Jesus loves you so much that if you were the only little boy to ever live that Jesus would have left Heaven and came to the Earth and died on the cross just to save you!” – with tears of joy and a heart over flowing with God’s love being poured in a seven year old boy received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior! Just seven years later at the age of fourteen Jacob would receive the call from God to preach the Gospel of our Lord. Pastor Jacob would meet his sweetheart, Amy, at Bible College and they both would graduate and be married. Pastor Jacob and Ms Amy have been married for 15 years and serve together in the ministries of Rural Retreat Baptist Church and The Baptist Academy of Rural Retreat.

Pastor Jacob preaches messages that are encouraging, enlightening and edifying. Regardless of where you are in your walk of Faith you will find that the messages Pastor Jacob brings are both relevant and ministering!

Pastor Jacob and Ms Amy enjoy reading, spending time in the mountains, photography and hanging out with the youth of RRBC. God has blessed us with a loving Pastor and Pastor’s wife. We hope that you will come by and meet Pastor Jacob and allow the Lord to minister to you through him and our loving Church.

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