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.

  • Linda Dickerson

    Interim Minister of Music

    Linda has been the church organist and accompanies the choir.  She is retired from the Hanover County School System.  She is now serving as the interim minister of music.  

  • Tommy Crump

    Interim Crosswalk Worship Service Director

  • Jordan Mills

    A/V Tech director

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  • Jean Dart

    Office Administrator

  • 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.