PO Box 1238  137 Church st. Pamplin, va 23958

church leadership

our pastor 

Dr. David Sexton has been serving at Elon Baptist Church since January 2011 as the teaching pastor.

Born in Baltimore, MD and raised in a military family, he has had the opportunity to live in several different states and spend 5 years in Europe.   David received training at various universities and seminaries and holds advanced degrees in Educational Supervision and Preaching and Teaching (DMin.).  He is also a graduate of the Defense Language Institute (Persian Farsi and Spanish). 


He and his wife, Doreen, have four grown children: Dave and his wife Courtney with their four children are ministering at Elon while Dave works on another seminary degree; Jonathan and Sara live in Winston-Salem, NC where they work in separate finance companies; Nathan and Michele and three children are serving a church in Ohio; and, Abi with her husband Andy and daughter is seeing the world enjoying cross-cultural work in North Africa.  


associate pastor

Jeremy Lakes came to Elon as a pastoral intern in January 2014 and has stayed on, first serving as a pastoral assistant and now as one of our pastors at Elon. He was licensed to preach in December 2015.  Jeremy grew up locally and graduated from Appomattox High School He is presently pursuing an MDiv degree at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. 


Jeremy is married to Kristin Lakes, a nurse with Centra, and they have been blessed with two sons, Elijah and Wyatt, and two daughters, Ava and Olive. 


family pastor

Dave Sexton came to Elon in December 2020 to serve a two-year internship with Elon while continuing his education at Southeastern Seminary.  Dave and Courtney, are proud parents of four children: Katelyn, Adele (Della), Davey, and Clare. 


administrative assistant

Susan Williams serves in many different capacities at Elon, including as our administrative assistant. Susan and her husband Bruce are residents of Pamplin City and have attended Elon for many years.  Susan has recently retired as the Media Specialist (Librarian) at Appomattox County Middle School.  She brings her years of educational experience to the Middle School Sunday School Class every Sunday as well as coordinates the church's Relay for Life team. Her two grandsons keep her hopping if she ever gets free time!