This page provides titles, duties, names, and contact information for church staff, pastor, ministers, elders, trustees, deacons, clerk, and leadership.


Elder Ruben Lewis, Jr

Elder Ruben Lewis, Jr. is a native of Fluvanna County and was educated in Fluvanna County schools. His mother is Clemmie A. Lewis and his father is deceased. He has nine brothers and sisters, several of whom have preceded him in death. He was blessed with two children: Ruben Lewis, III, and Michelle Yvonne Lewis, both of Charlottesville, VA.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1974 and returned to his home community following his tour of duty. In 1979 he joined Charlottesville Church of Christ, Charlottesville, VA. He was ordained a Deacon in this church in July 1982, and ordained an Elder through Bible Way Worldwide, Inc., in July 1995. He joined Galilee Baptist Church in April 2004, and he was licensed as a minister through Galilee Baptist Church in November 2004.

Elder Lewis and his wife, Elder Susan, were married in May 2004 at Galilee Baptist Church. They make their home in Charlottesville, VA.

  • Pastor Office Hours:
       Mondays: 7:30AM -11:00AM
       Wednesdays: 7:30AM -11:00AM
       Fridays: 7:30AM - 11:00AM 

Associate Elders and Ministers

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  • Elder Bernadine Bradshaw
  • Elder Dale Bradshaw
  • Elder Dorothy Bishop
  • Elder Kimberly Fortune
  • Elder James Graham
  • Prophetess Susan Lewis
  • Minister Dory Martin
  • Minister Margaret Scales
  • Elder Dr. Sarah Slaughter

Deacon Board

  • Henry Bradshaw, Chairperson
  • Steve Bradshaw, Sr.
  • Raymond Jackson

Deaconess Board

  • Frances Parrish
  • Clara Aheart
  • Dorothy Burruss-Martin
  • Mattie Price
  • Holly Grooms
  • Vivian Richardson

Trustee Board

  • Francine Payne, Chairperson
  • Paul Bishop, Sr.
  • Gilbert Scott
  • Nettie Frye

Church Clerk

Lola Richardson

Church Secretary

Diane McKnight

Custodial Staff

Jerome Payne

Church Administration

Director of Children Church & Youth Pastor:  Elder Dale Bradshaw            

  • Youth Activities:  Elder Dr. Sarah Slaughter
  • Young Adults: Elder Kimberly Fortune

Director of Music:  Deacon Steve Bradshaw

Director of Sunday School:  Lolita Bland

       Galilean Editor: Lolita Bland

Assistant Treasurer: Vivian Richardson

Website Coordinator: Robert Scott