Rev. Steve Zimmerman

Interim Pastor
Greenpond Baptist Church, Chatham, Virginia – June 2019 to March 2024

  • Preached timely messages that were well received
  • Led Wednesday night Bible studies periodically
  • Encouraged new worship and ministry formats
  • Facilitated church’s social media presence before, during and after the pandemic
  • Gave pastoral care to members
  • Conducted funeral services for members and others in community
  • Coordinated area churches in holiday mission opportunities Assisted pastor search committee in their process to secure a new pastor
  • Guided Constitution and Bylaws Committee in updating their documents

State Line Baptist Church, Danville, Virginia – January 2018-May 2019

  • Preached timely messages on Sunday mornings and evenings
  • Performed pastoral duties
  • Guided church teams in preparations for new pastor
  • Led the church to honor the former long-time pastor to be named pastor emeritus
  • Help church pay off building debt

Keystone Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia – Summer 2016

  • Preached and gave pastoral care between intentional interim pastor and new pastor.

First Baptist Church, Mebane, North Carolina – 2002 – 2009
Associate Pastor / Minister of Education
Responsible in coordinating the education ministry of a growing small town/bedroom community church that averaged 250 people in Sunday morning Bible study. Annual church budget over $750,000.

  • Reorganized education space for maximum use of facilities due to increased attendance and demand. Instrumental in raising over $75,000 to help improve the facilities in the first two years.
  • Developed an ongoing support and training system for Sunday School leaders.
  • Developed a beneficial outreach tool for church guests using Sunday School classes as a tool.
  • Led the church office staff to update computer software to better enhance church educational and other related ministries.
  • Led in reformatting the functions and goals of the church committees/teams to better communicate and accomplish the various ministries of the church family.
  • Supervised weekday childcare director and maintenance staff.

First Baptist Church, High Point, North Carolina – 1998 – 2002
Minister of Adult and Childhood Education

Responsible for coordinating both the educational needs of adult and children in a downtown church with an average of 275-300 people in Sunday morning Bible study and a total church budget over $750,000. This ministry position also had a high priority in mission outreach to its community.

  • Opened doors of better communication in educational matters with the church’s Vietnamese mission. Coordinated an innovative summer Bible study for over 100 Vietnamese children at their 2001 National Vietnamese Baptist Fellowship held at the church.
  • Supervised three summer children’s interns with great results in children’s programs.
  • Introduced a successful format of adult discipleship on Sunday morning.
  • Developed an effective in-house benevolent network with other downtown churches and social agencies for inner-city needs within the community.

First Baptist Church, Shelby, North Carolina – 1993 – 1998
Minister of Education

Responsible for coordinating the education ministry of a small town church that averaged 600-650 people in Sunday morning Bible study with a total church budget (including weekday program) over $1,000,000.

  • Reactivated the Education Committee to address future needs in church education.
  • Mentored college and divinity school students going into ministry.
  • Developed communication avenues and support networks to church’s deaf ministry.
  • Began cost cutting measures as well as upgrades to office computer system and software.

Central Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia – 1987 – 1993
Minister of Education/Youth 1987-1990
Minister of Education 1990-1993

Norwich Street Baptist Church, Brunswick, Georgia – 1986 – 1997
Minister of Youth / Education

Other Past and Present Activities and Honors

Campbell University, Board of Ministers

Church of the Community (Hispanic mission), Burlington, NC, Leadership Council Chair

North Carolina Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Leadership Development Council Chair

Christian Educators of North Carolina, President-Elect, President, Past President

North Carolina Convention Specialist, Adult Regional/State Sunday School Conference Leader

Baptist General Association of Virginia, Missions Council

Baptist General Association of Virginia, Sunday School Consultant