About

Welcome To Keystone Baptist Church

"As Pastor of Keystone I wish you a very warm welcome to our church! We are a local Berryville community of believers seeking to worship God and serve our Savior together. We would be honored if you chose to visit our church."
Douglas Wright, Senior Pastor
  • Service Times
  • Beliefs
  • Leadership
  • Staff
  • Q & A
  • Bulletin

Sunday:

Sunday School - 9:00 AM

Worship Service - 10:00 AM

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

 

Wednesday:

Bible Study - 7:00 PM

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed.

THE GODHEAD

We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deut. 6:4II Cor. 13:14)

THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. (John 1:1,2,14Luke 1:35)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Rom. 3:24-25I Pet. 1:3-5I Pet. 2:24Eph. 1:7)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10Heb. 9:24I John 2:1-2Heb. 7:25Rom. 8:24)

THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, or righteousness, and of judgment, and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and seals them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11II Cor. 3:6Rom. 8:9I Cor. 12:12-14Eph. 1:13-14)

We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. (John 16:13I John 2:20,27Eph. 5:18)

THE TOTAL DEPRAVITY OF MAN

We believe that man is created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:6,27Rom. 3:22,23Rom. 5:12Eph. 2:1-3,12)

SALVATION

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Eph. 2:8-10John 1:12I Pet. 1:18,19Eph. 1:7)

THE ETERNAL SECURITY AND ASSURANCE OF BELIEVERS

We believe that all redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40John 10:27-30Rom. 8:1Rom. 8:38-39I Cor. 1:4-8I Pet. 1:5)

We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word; which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Rom. 13:13-14Gal. 5:13Titus 2:11-14)

THE TWO NATURES OF THE BELIEVER

We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; and, that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural.

SEPARATION

We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded of God. (II Tim. 3:1-5Rom. 12:1-2Rom. 14:13I John 2:15-17II John 9:11II Cor. 6:14-7:1)

MISSIONS

We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and word to the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind. (Mark 16:15Acts 1:8II Cor. 5:19-20)

THE MINISTRY AND SPIRITUAL GIFTS

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and, that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today; and, that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established. (I Cor. 12:4-11II Cor. 12:12Eph. 4:7-12)

We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted. (John 15:7I John 5:14-15)

THE CHURCH

We believe that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons of this present age. (Eph. 1:22-23Eph. 5:25-27I Cor. 12:12-14II Cor. 11:2)

We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; 20:17; 20:28-32I Tim. 3:1-13Titus 1:5-11)

 

DISPENSATIONALISM

We believe in the dispensational view of Bible interpretation but reject the extreme teaching known as “Hyper Dispensationalism” such as that teaching which opposes either the Lord’s Table or Water Baptism, a scriptural means of testimony for the church in this age. (I Cor. 11:23-26Matt. 28:19-20Acts 2:41-42; 18:8)

THE PERSONALITY OF SATAN

We believe that Satan is a person, the author or sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and, that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire. (Matt. 4:2-11; 25:41Rev. 20:10)

THE SECOND ADVENT OF CHRIST

We believe in that “blessed hope,” the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His subsequent return to earth, with His saints to establish His millennial kingdom. (I Thess. 4:13-18Zech. 14:4-11Rev. 19:11-16Rev. 20:1-6I Thess. 1:10I Thess. 5:9Rev. 3:10)

THE ETERNAL STATE

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matt. 25:46John 5:28-29; 11:25-26Rev. 20:4,6,12,13.

We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord; where, in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection; when spirit, soul and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. (Luke 23:43Rev. 20:4-6II Cor. 5:8Phil. 1:23, 3:21; I Thess. 4:16-17)

We believe that the souls of the unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection; when, with soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne of Judgment, and shall be cast in the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment. (Luke 16:19-26Matt. 26:41-46II Thess. 1:7-9Jude 6,7; Mark 9:43-48Rev. 20:11-15)

Douglas Wright

Senior Pastor

Pastor Wright

Pastor Wright moved to the Winchester / Berryville area in November of 1994 to become the Senior Pastor of Keystone Baptist Church. Prior to becoming the Pastor of Keystone Baptist Church Pastor Wright served from 1985 until 1994 as a teacher, principle, youth pastor, and associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Clymer, PA.

Pastor Wright was born in Clarksburg, WV and was raised in that area until attending college in Greenville, SC. Pastor Wright’s family considered themselves Baptist and attended church sporadically until Pastor Wright was 15 years old. During the Spring of 1976 Pastor Wright’s father and several members of his family were saved at Evangelistic Meetings held the week before Easter at West Milford Baptist Church. Pastor Wright had made a profession of faith several years prior at the same church’s Summer Vacation Bible School. With the salvation of Pastor Wright’s father and other family members came faithful attendance at West Milford Baptist Church. This included a very active youth program and solid Bible teaching.

The effects of the churches youth program and attendance at summer camps led to Pastor Wright attending Bob Jones University in the Fall of 1980. After graduation in 1984 with a degree in Bible, Pastor Wright was married to fellow graduate Kristy Browning. Kristy was raised in the Barboursville, WV area in a pastor’s home. Kristy’s degree is in Home Economics Education with a minor in English. She has perpetually used that education degree and continues to teach in Keystone Christian Academy. Pastor Wright and Kristy spent one school year teaching at a Christian School in New Freedom, PA, and then moved to Clymer, PA where they served until 1994. During the years from 1994 until the present both Pastor Wright and Kristy have continued their graduate studies. Pastor Wright received a Master of Ministry degree from Bob Jones University in May of 2003, and is working toward a Dr. of Ministries Degree.

Pastor and Mrs. Wright have three children.  Their family has been able to be very involved in the ministry. All three children have been or are involved in the music program and very active in the youth programs. Their oldest son, Micah, is in Law school and both daughters are at Bob Jones University.  Included in their family is the opportunity to host Korean exchange students on a long-term basis.  Jemma, now back in South Korea, lived with the Wrights from 10th -12th grades and Juny, also from South Korea, has been with the Wrights since she was 10 years old.  Juny is currently 14.  Pastor Wright’s stated goal as a pastor is to see people trust Jesus Christ as Savior, and to grow in Christlikeness.

Kristy Wright

Pastor's Wife

Doug and Kristy Wright

Kristy Browning was raised in a pastor’s home in Barboursville, WV.  She grew up going to church for every service and various ministry obligations.  In her own words she says, “I trusted Christ as my Savior at the age of six under the ministry of my father.  Doubts began to plague me in my teen years because I could not remember a lot about my salvation experience.  One year while counseling at the Bill Rice Ranch, I settled the matter of assurance.  I was probably saved earlier, but I needed to be certain.  After this time of decision, God has given me peace and assurance.  I studied the book of I John and have been able to direct others there who have also struggled with doubts.  While attending college, the Lord spoke to my heart about serving Him in ministry.  It has truly been a joy to know and serve the Lord.”

Kristy is a talented musician, and the principal pianist for Keystone Baptist Church.  She and her children have often participated in concerts – her daughters play multiple instruments, but primarily violin and cello.  In addition to the music ministry, Kristy has spoken regularly as a guest at ladies meetings and is heavily involved in all aspects of the ministry.

Stuart Rogers

Assistant/Youth Pastor

“The Lord has blessed me greatly throughout my life! The most recent blessing from the Lord was Him opening doors to allow me to become the Assistant Pastor at the church where I grew up.”

Stuart was born into a Christian home in Winchester, VA, while his family attended Keystone Baptist Church. At a young age he made a profession of faith, but even as a child he could see how his actions were not pleasing the Lord. In 5th grade Keystone sponsored a youth camp where the Lord spoke to Stuart’s heart and he received Christ as his Savior.

Through his schooling years Stuart could see the Lord leading him closer to some kind of full-time Christian service. He enjoyed being active in his youth group, choir, and other ministries. In the course of attending VBS programs and teens camps, Stuart was led to attend Bob Jones University in the fall of 2007 where he studied youth ministries. He believed that God wanted him to work in camp ministries.

During his college career God blessed Stuart with the opportunity to serve Him on a 9 week mission trip to Australia, work several summers at the Wilds Christian Camp in NC, and use his training practically as a church intern. Also while at school, the Lord put several influential people and circumstances in his life that made it apparent that he should pursue teaching.

He graduated in December 2011 with a BA in Practical Christian Training, and was able to return to Keystone in order to serve as interim youth pastor for a short time. While Stuart was there, he was also able to teach at Keystone Christian Academy. Through several circumstances that the Lord orchestrated, Stuart had to work for a short time outside of the school. He is now once again teaching in the Academy, as well as the Youth/Assistant Pastor at Keystone.

Carol DeHaven

Senior Assistant

Carol DeHaven

 

Carol (lovingly known as DeeDee) and her husband, Dave, joined the church in August of 1983. In late winter of 1984, the pastor of Keystone at that time mentioned that he would like to have a financial secretary. Carol said she would be interested and was asked to fill that position in May of 1984.  This position eventually led to her becoming the Church and Academy secretary full-time.

In 2006, an assistant was brought in to help with some of the Academy responsibilities so Carol could help the Executive Director of ODACS (Old Dominion Association of Church Schools) with the annual Educators’ Conference as well as the yearly regional and state competitions that are held in Virginia. Besides these duties, you will find Carol actively involved in the church music program, special functions at the church, helping in the nursery, etc.

Carol and Dave have two children, one daughter and one son. They have three living grandchildren and one who resides in Heaven.

 

Sharon Crane

Assistant

Sharon Crane

 

An administrative assistant since 2006, Sharon graciously gives of her time to work with Keystone Christian Academy and its needs.  Sharon and her husband Joe moved to the Winchester area when their youngest daughter was a Junior.  Laura graduated from Keystone Christian Academy and attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College and then traveled the Galkin Evangelistic Team.  Joe and Sharon are very involved with several ministries both with Keystone Baptist Church and Operation Renewed Hope.

Is free WiFi available?

Yes!  Wifi is freely provided for members and visitors to be able to access helpful resources such as an online Bible, Commentary, or other in order to get the most out of each and every visit.  In order to provide the best experience possible to all, web usage is monitored as well as filtered.  If you would like access, log on to the Wireless SSID, "Keystone-Guest."  Then, open a browser and accept the fair usage policy.  That's it!  You now have internet access.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code for our members or our guests. Our pastor and many of our church families dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress however our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Keystone Baptist Church.

What are your services like?

While we follow a traditional style, our services are not ultra-formal.  You will enjoy a warm family atmosphere, uplifting congregational singing, choir specials, gifted soloists and a practical biblical message from a senior Pastor.

Will I have to stand up in front of people?

Though our pastors do welcome our guests at every service, he will not single you out or make you feel uncomfortable.  He will only ask that you raise your hand so that our ushers can give you a "Visitor's Card" to fill out and place in the offering plate when it passes.

Do I need to give in the offering?

No.  We do not ask you to put anything in the offering except the visitor's card.  We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace.  Please don't fell any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.

Do you provide childcare during any of your services?

Yes.  We offer safe, clean and compassionate nursery care during every service for children ages 0-3 so that you and others can enjoy the service without distraction.

Where do my children go?

We offer age-specific classes during the Sunday School hour (9:00 - 9:45am) for children, teens, and adults.  If you attend the Sunday School hour we will be happy to take you and your family to the appropriate classes.  During the Sunday Morning Service, children ages 3 through the 3rd grade are welcome to attend special children's services.

  • Service Times
  • Beliefs
  • Leadership
  • Staff
  • Q & A
  • Bulletin

Sunday:

Sunday School - 9:00 AM

Worship Service - 10:00 AM

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

 

Wednesday:

Bible Study - 7:00 PM

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed.

THE GODHEAD

We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deut. 6:4II Cor. 13:14)

THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. (John 1:1,2,14Luke 1:35)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Rom. 3:24-25I Pet. 1:3-5I Pet. 2:24Eph. 1:7)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10Heb. 9:24I John 2:1-2Heb. 7:25Rom. 8:24)

THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, or righteousness, and of judgment, and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and seals them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11II Cor. 3:6Rom. 8:9I Cor. 12:12-14Eph. 1:13-14)

We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. (John 16:13I John 2:20,27Eph. 5:18)

THE TOTAL DEPRAVITY OF MAN

We believe that man is created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:6,27Rom. 3:22,23Rom. 5:12Eph. 2:1-3,12)

SALVATION

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Eph. 2:8-10John 1:12I Pet. 1:18,19Eph. 1:7)

THE ETERNAL SECURITY AND ASSURANCE OF BELIEVERS

We believe that all redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40John 10:27-30Rom. 8:1Rom. 8:38-39I Cor. 1:4-8I Pet. 1:5)

We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word; which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Rom. 13:13-14Gal. 5:13Titus 2:11-14)

THE TWO NATURES OF THE BELIEVER

We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; and, that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural.

SEPARATION

We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded of God. (II Tim. 3:1-5Rom. 12:1-2Rom. 14:13I John 2:15-17II John 9:11II Cor. 6:14-7:1)

MISSIONS

We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and word to the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind. (Mark 16:15Acts 1:8II Cor. 5:19-20)

THE MINISTRY AND SPIRITUAL GIFTS

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and, that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today; and, that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established. (I Cor. 12:4-11II Cor. 12:12Eph. 4:7-12)

We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted. (John 15:7I John 5:14-15)

THE CHURCH

We believe that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons of this present age. (Eph. 1:22-23Eph. 5:25-27I Cor. 12:12-14II Cor. 11:2)

We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; 20:17; 20:28-32I Tim. 3:1-13Titus 1:5-11)

 

DISPENSATIONALISM

We believe in the dispensational view of Bible interpretation but reject the extreme teaching known as “Hyper Dispensationalism” such as that teaching which opposes either the Lord’s Table or Water Baptism, a scriptural means of testimony for the church in this age. (I Cor. 11:23-26Matt. 28:19-20Acts 2:41-42; 18:8)

THE PERSONALITY OF SATAN

We believe that Satan is a person, the author or sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and, that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire. (Matt. 4:2-11; 25:41Rev. 20:10)

THE SECOND ADVENT OF CHRIST

We believe in that “blessed hope,” the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His subsequent return to earth, with His saints to establish His millennial kingdom. (I Thess. 4:13-18Zech. 14:4-11Rev. 19:11-16Rev. 20:1-6I Thess. 1:10I Thess. 5:9Rev. 3:10)

THE ETERNAL STATE

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matt. 25:46John 5:28-29; 11:25-26Rev. 20:4,6,12,13.

We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord; where, in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection; when spirit, soul and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. (Luke 23:43Rev. 20:4-6II Cor. 5:8Phil. 1:23, 3:21; I Thess. 4:16-17)

We believe that the souls of the unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection; when, with soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne of Judgment, and shall be cast in the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment. (Luke 16:19-26Matt. 26:41-46II Thess. 1:7-9Jude 6,7; Mark 9:43-48Rev. 20:11-15)

Douglas Wright

Senior Pastor

Pastor Wright

Pastor Wright moved to the Winchester / Berryville area in November of 1994 to become the Senior Pastor of Keystone Baptist Church. Prior to becoming the Pastor of Keystone Baptist Church Pastor Wright served from 1985 until 1994 as a teacher, principle, youth pastor, and associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Clymer, PA.

Pastor Wright was born in Clarksburg, WV and was raised in that area until attending college in Greenville, SC. Pastor Wright’s family considered themselves Baptist and attended church sporadically until Pastor Wright was 15 years old. During the Spring of 1976 Pastor Wright’s father and several members of his family were saved at Evangelistic Meetings held the week before Easter at West Milford Baptist Church. Pastor Wright had made a profession of faith several years prior at the same church’s Summer Vacation Bible School. With the salvation of Pastor Wright’s father and other family members came faithful attendance at West Milford Baptist Church. This included a very active youth program and solid Bible teaching.

The effects of the churches youth program and attendance at summer camps led to Pastor Wright attending Bob Jones University in the Fall of 1980. After graduation in 1984 with a degree in Bible, Pastor Wright was married to fellow graduate Kristy Browning. Kristy was raised in the Barboursville, WV area in a pastor’s home. Kristy’s degree is in Home Economics Education with a minor in English. She has perpetually used that education degree and continues to teach in Keystone Christian Academy. Pastor Wright and Kristy spent one school year teaching at a Christian School in New Freedom, PA, and then moved to Clymer, PA where they served until 1994. During the years from 1994 until the present both Pastor Wright and Kristy have continued their graduate studies. Pastor Wright received a Master of Ministry degree from Bob Jones University in May of 2003, and is working toward a Dr. of Ministries Degree.

Pastor and Mrs. Wright have three children.  Their family has been able to be very involved in the ministry. All three children have been or are involved in the music program and very active in the youth programs. Their oldest son, Micah, is in Law school and both daughters are at Bob Jones University.  Included in their family is the opportunity to host Korean exchange students on a long-term basis.  Jemma, now back in South Korea, lived with the Wrights from 10th -12th grades and Juny, also from South Korea, has been with the Wrights since she was 10 years old.  Juny is currently 14.  Pastor Wright’s stated goal as a pastor is to see people trust Jesus Christ as Savior, and to grow in Christlikeness.

Kristy Wright

Pastor's Wife

Doug and Kristy Wright

Kristy Browning was raised in a pastor’s home in Barboursville, WV.  She grew up going to church for every service and various ministry obligations.  In her own words she says, “I trusted Christ as my Savior at the age of six under the ministry of my father.  Doubts began to plague me in my teen years because I could not remember a lot about my salvation experience.  One year while counseling at the Bill Rice Ranch, I settled the matter of assurance.  I was probably saved earlier, but I needed to be certain.  After this time of decision, God has given me peace and assurance.  I studied the book of I John and have been able to direct others there who have also struggled with doubts.  While attending college, the Lord spoke to my heart about serving Him in ministry.  It has truly been a joy to know and serve the Lord.”

Kristy is a talented musician, and the principal pianist for Keystone Baptist Church.  She and her children have often participated in concerts – her daughters play multiple instruments, but primarily violin and cello.  In addition to the music ministry, Kristy has spoken regularly as a guest at ladies meetings and is heavily involved in all aspects of the ministry.

Stuart Rogers

Assistant/Youth Pastor

“The Lord has blessed me greatly throughout my life! The most recent blessing from the Lord was Him opening doors to allow me to become the Assistant Pastor at the church where I grew up.”

Stuart was born into a Christian home in Winchester, VA, while his family attended Keystone Baptist Church. At a young age he made a profession of faith, but even as a child he could see how his actions were not pleasing the Lord. In 5th grade Keystone sponsored a youth camp where the Lord spoke to Stuart’s heart and he received Christ as his Savior.

Through his schooling years Stuart could see the Lord leading him closer to some kind of full-time Christian service. He enjoyed being active in his youth group, choir, and other ministries. In the course of attending VBS programs and teens camps, Stuart was led to attend Bob Jones University in the fall of 2007 where he studied youth ministries. He believed that God wanted him to work in camp ministries.

During his college career God blessed Stuart with the opportunity to serve Him on a 9 week mission trip to Australia, work several summers at the Wilds Christian Camp in NC, and use his training practically as a church intern. Also while at school, the Lord put several influential people and circumstances in his life that made it apparent that he should pursue teaching.

He graduated in December 2011 with a BA in Practical Christian Training, and was able to return to Keystone in order to serve as interim youth pastor for a short time. While Stuart was there, he was also able to teach at Keystone Christian Academy. Through several circumstances that the Lord orchestrated, Stuart had to work for a short time outside of the school. He is now once again teaching in the Academy, as well as the Youth/Assistant Pastor at Keystone.

Carol DeHaven

Senior Assistant

Carol DeHaven

 

Carol (lovingly known as DeeDee) and her husband, Dave, joined the church in August of 1983. In late winter of 1984, the pastor of Keystone at that time mentioned that he would like to have a financial secretary. Carol said she would be interested and was asked to fill that position in May of 1984.  This position eventually led to her becoming the Church and Academy secretary full-time.

In 2006, an assistant was brought in to help with some of the Academy responsibilities so Carol could help the Executive Director of ODACS (Old Dominion Association of Church Schools) with the annual Educators’ Conference as well as the yearly regional and state competitions that are held in Virginia. Besides these duties, you will find Carol actively involved in the church music program, special functions at the church, helping in the nursery, etc.

Carol and Dave have two children, one daughter and one son. They have three living grandchildren and one who resides in Heaven.

 

Sharon Crane

Assistant

Sharon Crane

 

An administrative assistant since 2006, Sharon graciously gives of her time to work with Keystone Christian Academy and its needs.  Sharon and her husband Joe moved to the Winchester area when their youngest daughter was a Junior.  Laura graduated from Keystone Christian Academy and attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College and then traveled the Galkin Evangelistic Team.  Joe and Sharon are very involved with several ministries both with Keystone Baptist Church and Operation Renewed Hope.

Is free WiFi available?

Yes!  Wifi is freely provided for members and visitors to be able to access helpful resources such as an online Bible, Commentary, or other in order to get the most out of each and every visit.  In order to provide the best experience possible to all, web usage is monitored as well as filtered.  If you would like access, log on to the Wireless SSID, "Keystone-Guest."  Then, open a browser and accept the fair usage policy.  That's it!  You now have internet access.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code for our members or our guests. Our pastor and many of our church families dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress however our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Keystone Baptist Church.

What are your services like?

While we follow a traditional style, our services are not ultra-formal.  You will enjoy a warm family atmosphere, uplifting congregational singing, choir specials, gifted soloists and a practical biblical message from a senior Pastor.

Will I have to stand up in front of people?

Though our pastors do welcome our guests at every service, he will not single you out or make you feel uncomfortable.  He will only ask that you raise your hand so that our ushers can give you a "Visitor's Card" to fill out and place in the offering plate when it passes.

Do I need to give in the offering?

No.  We do not ask you to put anything in the offering except the visitor's card.  We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace.  Please don't fell any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.

Do you provide childcare during any of your services?

Yes.  We offer safe, clean and compassionate nursery care during every service for children ages 0-3 so that you and others can enjoy the service without distraction.

Where do my children go?

We offer age-specific classes during the Sunday School hour (9:00 - 9:45am) for children, teens, and adults.  If you attend the Sunday School hour we will be happy to take you and your family to the appropriate classes.  During the Sunday Morning Service, children ages 3 through the 3rd grade are welcome to attend special children's services.

Keystone: A Brief History

In 1950 and 1951, the Marvin Chapel Methodist Church on Route 608, northeast of Berryville, Virginia was without a pastor and running 20 or less in attendance.  The Methodist Conference would not send a pastor because of this low attendance.  Therefore, Mr. Joe Galloway, a lifetime member, contacted Washington Bible College and asked if they would supply speakers for our services.

They were happy to help and sent Professor John Stannard to preach for us and to build up the work.  We had 13 in attendance on his first Sunday.  In about a year, we were running around 100 in attendance and decided to become an Independent, Fundamental Church and call our own pastor.  We called Pastor W. C. Peet, a graduate of Washington Bible College in 1953.

The Methodist Conference then said we had to have a Methodist Pastor or vacate the building.  We then rented an empty church about a mile away and moved into this building for our services.  We had 99 on our first Sunday.  Some of our congregation chose to stay with the Methodist.

We then purchased property nearby from Mr. John W. Franklin and began construction of Marvin Chapel Community Church.  Our men did all the work.  We moved into the basement in 1955.  The rest of the building was finished enough for us to move into the upstairs in 1958.

As our attendance grew, we decided to look for land and build a larger church.  Our present property was purchased in 1972 from Keystone Estates.  Since we were moving into this area, we decided to name the church Keystone Bible Church.

Our present building was completed enough for us to move into in 1974.  In 1975, our name was again changed.  We then became Keystone Baptist Church. 

A Perspective From The Seats...

I felt very welcomed here! The service was excellent and the music made my baptist heart happy! And Mezmerize loved the children's church.
_Kimey Shreve, Visitor
The truth of the Bible is taught without changing it to suit "itching ears."
_Kim Ludwick, Visitor
Excellent place to go to church and hear God's Word.
_Andrew Leach, Visitor
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