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: Davey and his wife Courtney with their 4 children serve at Calvary Bible Church in Engadine, MI where Davey is the teaching elder; Jonathan lives in Winston-Salem, NC where Jon works at BB&T; Nathan and Michele and three children serve at Calvary Bible Baptist Church in Westerville, Ohio; and, Abi is seeing the world enjoying cross-cultural work.  


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 is 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 a son Elijah and two daughters Ava and Olive. 



‚Äčdirector of music


Jane Thomas has served faithfully at Elon for over 20 years.  She selects music in conjunction with the pastor for the Sunday worship services as well as selects and prepares special music for our regular services and special celebShe also leads the choir and is our regular pianist.


Jane is married to  Robbie and has two grown sons, Chris who is married to Jamie and have given her a precious granddaughter, and Rob who is a machinist for a national company.



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's other job is the Media Specialist (Librarian) at Appomattox County Middle School.  She brings her years of educational experience to the Young Elementary 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! 

PO Box 1238  137 Church st. Pamplin, va 23958