Pastoral Staff & Elders
In November of 2021, we called Bob Beaver to our church as lead pastor. Pastor Bob has been married to his beautiful wife Cheryl since May 1980. His claim to fame is his three incredible kids who are all serving the Lord in various capacities. He has five grandkids and found out the truth of the statement, “If I would have known how much I loved my grandkids, I would have had them first!”
Pastor Bob has been the lead pastor of a number of different churches scattered throughout the country. He earned a Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1992 and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Talbot School of Theology in 2012. He loves first responders and their families and is a volunteer chaplain for Loudoun County in Virginia. He enjoys reading, working out, and quiet evenings spent watching family movies with his bride.
Mr. Tony Pangle serves as the Staff Evangelist at Believers Bible Church. He joined the staff in June 2016. His calling includes evangelism, pastoring, teaching God’s Word, and connecting with people of all ages and cultures. Through the encouragement of others and the study of scripture, as an elementary student, Tony realized God was calling him to salvation and service.
Tony has served in various church staff positions, such as lead pastor, children pastor, youth pastor, recreation pastor, and minister of education. Using all these experiences, God has uniquely gifted and prepared Tony to help lead the people of BBC.
A graduate of Liberty University, he earned a B.S. in Pastoral Studies. He completed two years of graduate ministry courses from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Currently, He is working towards his Master of Religious Education from Patriot Bible University.
Tony and his wife, Dennene, are both avid ultramarathon runners. He also enjoys coaching basketball, cross country, and golf.
Leadership Team, Compassion Ministries
God has blessed me mightily with my beautiful and amazing wife, Camilla, three wonderful children and a beautiful loving granddaughter.
I was born and raised in Ohio. I joined the US Army right after high school where I was stationed in South Korea, Germany and several other places within the USA, including serving in Desert Storm. Shortly after that tour I ruptured discs in my back and was medically discharged from the Army after 15 years of service. I feared having the Army doctors perform back surgery on me, so I went to church praying and looking for a miracle. A traveling Evangelist was preaching there that night anointed me with oil and prayed over me for my back to be supernaturally healed. I was healed that night and did not need surgery. I was shocked, amazed, relieved, and praising God!
During my military days and most of my adult life I lived the life of a Prodigal son because most of the churches I attended back then had taught me some bad doctrines making the Bible seem confusing, contradictory and unbelievable. I knew I could not live the perfect life that I thought God demanded of me, so I lost hope of God accepting me.
My family and I moved to Northern Virginia in 2006. In 2009, during a very tough time in my life, the Holy Spirit pursued me by sending a person that showed me how far I had fallen away from God and sent a saint into my life who enlightened me to the true Gospel of Jesus and what all Jesus accomplished through His atonement on the cross. The Lord used this saint to begin destroying the bad doctrines that had chased me away from God and the church. Finally, the Bible made sense, my belief in it solidified, and I ran into my Savior’s loving embrace and accepted His freely given amazing grace, setting me free from the bondage of sin and this world. Praise our great God.
My passion now in life is to actively share this amazing love and compassion of Christ that I now experience daily to those who have not experienced His life-changing love and grace, in hope that they will receive this wonderful free gift of Salvation and life with Christ. I love talking to other Believers about who we are in Christ and what all we have in Christ. There simply is no greater love, joy, peace, grace and provision available anywhere else in this world than being a part of the body of Christ and experiencing that close personal relationship with Jesus and resting in Him daily. Hallelujah!
“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:36 NKJV
Leadership Team, Teaching Ministries
I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. In December 2020, my wife and I moved to West Virginia. We have four grown children and two grandkids. We love our current state of being empty nesters!
At the age of 36 because of some difficult circumstances I made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. I became a new creation in Christ and God’s pruning in my life began in earnest. God began to clean up my life from the inside out.
One of the things I love about the Lord is His absolute truth. He always has answers and solutions to life’s problems and troubles.
One of my favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
I am very thankful for God’s grace and mercy in my life!
History of the Church
Pastor Ryan Vanderwerker then assumed the Senior Pastor leadership role at BBC. BBC adopted a leadership team that included the Senior Pastor, a plurality of Elders, Deacons, and an advisory group of laymen from the congregation. The leadership team made the difficult decision to end the LCS ministry. Pastor Vanderwerker and Evangelist Tony Pangle supported our Church through this difficult period.
Mr. Pangle provided much needed leadership to the church as the new work was begun. Under his capable preaching and leadership, the church stabilized and a small group of committed folks emerged!
The church extended a call to Pastor Bob Beaver and he came to assume leadership in November 2021. The name of the church was changed to Believers Bible Church by a vote of the church family in February 2022 due to having a new vision, a new pastor, and a new church that was no longer tied to LCS. It is our hope and prayer that the best days of BBC are still ahead of us!