Rev. Tommy Larson |

Pastor Tommy served churches in Suffolk and Hampton before coming to JMBC in July, 2015. He and his wife Daina have three children. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University and Master of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently completing his Doctor of Ministry degree.

Pastor Tommy loves reading and is a sports fanatic – golf and fishing are favorite things.

One of his favorite and key life verses is Psalms 37:4 – “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (NIV)

Minister of Education and Administration

Raleigh Baggett |

Raleigh worked for Norfolk Public Schools for 32 years; during this time he served in numerous volunteer positions at several churches, including JMBC.  After retiring in 2001, he attended Southeastern Theological Seminary completing courses in the Master of Divinity program for Minister of Education and followed the Lord’s leading to his current position at JMBC in January of 2016. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University and a Master of Science degree from Old Dominion University. He and his wife Faye have one son and one grandson.

Raleigh loves yard work and drawing house plans.

His favorite verse of Scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (NIV).

Preschool and Children’s Ministry Director

Mary Terwilliger |

Mary Terwilliger has such a heart for preschoolers and children and has been in the preschool/children’s hall for the last 16 years – on Sundays and during the week with Jackson Christian Preschool. She answered the call to JMBC’s Preschool and Children Ministry Director in December 2017. Mary has often been heard saying, “there is nothing sweeter than hearing and seeing God’s Word through their eyes of preschoolers”. She passionately wants those she serves with as well as the children and their families to know that they are loved and precious in the eyes of the One who created them. You could say that her purpose is found in Psalm 78:7, “Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget His deed but keep His commands”.

Mary will be receiving an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education in December 2018. She is committed continued growth both spiritually and professionally, always striving to be the best Mary God has called her to be.

Minister of Music

Tim Mulkey |

Tim Mulkey was called as JMBC’s Minister of Music in September 2012. He grew up the son of a Southern Baptist Preacher in Las Vegas, NV where the family had moved to start a new church. Tim was saved at the age of 7 and felt God’s calling into the music ministry at 17. He studied music in college, graduating with a Business Degree.  He was commissioned as an officer in the Army and took his music ministry with him wherever he was sent.

Tim has been in Music Ministry of one form or another for over 30 years yet has remained current in today’s worship trends. With a heart focused on God and a desire to bring all who gather to His throne, Tim combines hymns and praise songs to  lead the congregation, the choir, and instrumentalists in Worship through music.

Tim and his wife Dawn have five children – all out of the house –  and reside in nearby Suffolk.


Faye Baggett


Pat Tripp

Financial Secretary & Office Manager





Brenda Ashe |




Don Canterbury