Our Elders

Blue Ridge Bible Church is an elder-led church. The congregation does vote to approve installation of new leadership
(elders and deacons and the hiring of pastors) and the annual budget. Our elders lead our local body
through prayer, teaching, counseling, and oversight.

JACK GILL (Senior Pastor)

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“I am married to a wonderful woman, have been blessed with three great children. I enjoy the outdoors, various forms of exercise, reading, anything that has 2 wheels, and frisbee golf.”

Jack has been BRBC’s senior pastor since 2007.

ALAN BIGLER

Alan Bigler is the Director of Security for The Diplomat Group and a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer/Federal Agent for the Diplomatic Security Service with 35 years of U. S. Government service including the U.S. Air Force. He and his wife Mary have two daughters and three grandchildren. They have been members of BRBC since 2014. Alan serves in the church as Director of Security and on the Welcome and World Missions teams.

STEVEN JESSBERGER

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“I have been blessed with an inspiring wife, Janice, and with three fantastic spirit-filled children.  We consider it all joy in being devoted to Christ!

Our family has enjoyed the rich, Bible-inspired congregation of BRBC now for over 10 years. Although I work as a federal transportation Civil Engineer, my nickname is  “Mr. Fix-it” due to being an oriented handy man.  I also enjoy gardening and playing trombone.  All the time, God is good!”

ANDIS SRADERS

Andis Sraders, by the grace of our great God, received the gift of salvation in 2001.  He has attended BRBC since 2007, becoming a member in 2008. He works as a Program Manager for a defense contractor.  Andis has been married to his wonderful wife, Lisa, for 26 years. They have two daughters in college, Ellen and Anne. Andis has been blessed to be a LIFE group leader since the inception of LIFE groups, and he serves on the welcome team.  Lisa serves on the worship team and in youth group. Andis and Lisa desire to serve the Lord in whatever capacity He directs.

DAVID MCKENZIE

David and his wife Chris have been married for 21 years and live in Berryville with their three daughters, Julia (16), Abigail (13), and Rachel (11). David and Chris both accepted Christ as their savior early in their lives, and they are thankful that their daughters have also trusted in the Person and work of Christ. The Biblical teaching and fellowship at BRBC have blessed them over the past 20 years. He has served through various ministries including the worship and security teams, Awana leader and director, and David and Chris lead and host a LIFE Group. David serves students and families in Loudoun County Public Schools as a middle school assistant principal. They have seen God’s faithfulness as He works in and through their lives, and they look expectantly to the great things He will do as He continues to build His Kingdom.

BILL WILCOX

Bill Wilcox is the Executive Director of Smyrna Ministries International and a retired Navy Captain with 27 years of service. He and his wife Nancy have three adult children and eight grandchildren. They have been members of BRBC since 2005. Bill has served in various capacities at BRBC including LIFE Group leader, Men’s Ministry leader, Strategic Planning Team member, Men’s Breakfast leader, one-on-one discipling/mentoring, Cleaning Team member, and Greeting Team member.

BILL PARKER

Bill Parker and his wife Linda have been attending our church for more than 31 years and Bill was an elder at BRBC for 27 of those years. He and Linda have been married for 45 years and have been blessed with 11 children who their beloved church friends here at Blue Ridge assisted in raising. Bill came to Christ in high school. After six years in the Navy, he and Linda moved to Northern Virginia where he began his career in industry. He has since served as an executive in several companies and is currently CEO of a technology services company that serves US federal and NATO clients. When Bill and Linda were raising their family, they often wondered
where the generation before them had gone. And they determined then to stay and be here for the next generation. Bill’s motivational spiritual gift is exhortation. He has been blessed to be able to teach adult Sunday
School classes and currently leads a Life Group.