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"Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching." —2 Timothy 4:2
"Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant." —Matthew 20:26b
Pastor, Andy H. Rice, Sr.
After serving as a pastor and missionary for 31 years Andy Rice, Sr. became pastor of Providence Baptist Church in November 2015. He married his sweetheart, Beth in 1981 and God has blessed them with two sons, AJ and Jonathan and four grandchildren, Madison, Kailen, Grant, and Walker.
Andy is a graduate of Liberty University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is committed to the systematic exposition of the Scriptures and enjoys reading history, fishing, and hiking.
Deacon, Steve Shifflett
"I was born and raised in Harrisonburg, VA in a non-Christian home. In 1966 I was drafted and sent to serve in the Vietnam War. I became a Christian in Vietnam, by God’s Sovereign Grace, through the reading of the Bible. When I came home in 1967, God lead me to this church, named Harrisonburg Baptist Temple at that time.
In 1970 I married my wonderful wife, Linda, and in 1983, God blessed us with a daughter, Olivia. I was elected to the office of church treasurer in February 1970 and served until 2023. Since retiring in 2017, I became a Gideon, and have enjoyed volunteering at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and the Salvation Army."
Deacon, Bill Cecil
Bill was named Treasurer in 2023, and was elected as a deacon of Providence Baptist.