Staff & leadership

Mechanicsville Baptist Church strives to call and work alongside the pastoral and support staff.  Providing leadership in order to equip every member for the work of fulfilling the Great Commission is essential to the work of the church.

  • Tim Madison
    Senior Pastor

    Tim grew up in Natural Bridge, Virginia and His wife Janet   was born in Kentucky and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. Tim has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Virginia Tech, and has earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

    Janet has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Stetson University and a Master of Arts Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Janet is a School Teacher in the New Kent County School System.  Their son Josh is a Funeral Director at Bliley's Funeral Home in Richmond and their daughter Courtney is a School Teacher in the New Kent County School System. Tim began his ministry at MBC in August of 2009.

    Tim has also served as President of the Baptist General Association of Virginia & Moderator of the Cooperative  Baptist Fellowship of Virginia. He has served in many different capacities while serving on the Virginia Baptist Mission Board.

    Tim is an avid Hokie Football Fan and enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs, Baby Girl and Lucy. 

  • L. Dwight Hedges

    Minister to STudents

    Rev. Dwight Hedges has lived in Mechanicsville for fifteen years, serving in Student Ministry for over twenty years in a wide array of ministry settings.  He grew up in a family of bi-vocational Baptist church planters in parker, Colorado and has always has a passion for the local church.  He received his undergraduate degree from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri and his Masters in Religious Education from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.  He has served on staff in churches in Missouri, Nebraska, and Virginia.  He has a passion for youth ministry and college aged students, and a love for Jesus, discipleship, worship and missions.  He has been able to mobilize and lead more than twenty international mission trips and is excited to see how the Lord will continue to move in Mechanicsville as we follow the Great Commission.  Dwight has also worked with tan international program at Virginia Commonwealth University the last several years and is excited about receiving the call from Mechanicsville Baptist to come and serve alongside the wonderful staff and congregation.  He is married to Gretchen Hedges who is the Operations Manager at Mechanicsville Animal Hospital and Rutland Animal Hospital, and is an LVT.  They have four children: Matthew, Bryson, Ethan, and Catherine.

  • Brenda Brown
    Minister of Music

    Brenda began her ministry at MBC in October of 1977. She graduated from Hampton High School and earned a Bachelor of Church Music degree from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. After graduating, Brenda served at Venable Baptist Church and Tabernacle Baptist Church before coming to Mechanicsville Baptist Church.

    Brenda was married to the late Mack David Brown for 42 years. She has 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

  • Debbie Turner
    Ministry Assistant

    Debbie is a native Richmonder, growing up in western Henrico County. She moved to Mechanicsville with her husband, Rick, 38 years ago. They have a daughter, Kim, who lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband Ian and their 9 year old daughter, Claire Ellen. Rick & Debbie's youngest daughter, Hilliary, is an Education Specialist with the American Civil War Center in Richmond.

    Debbie came to MBC in May of 1992 as the part time Ministry Assistant.

    Debbie loves spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.  She also enjoys finding new places to eat and drink coffee with friends.

  • Melvin Anderson


    Melvin has been the church custodian for over 15 years.  He always greets everyone with a smile and is willing to do what is neccesary to keep our facilities clean and in good order. In addition to serving as church custodian he also serves as custodian for the Day Care Center.

  • Linda Dickerson

    Church Organist

    Linda is the church organist and accompanies the choir.  She is retired from the Hanover County School System.