Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Stevens Memorial Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignty possible and Biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.
Our Staff: 

Dr. Jay Russ, Pastor

As the pastor, Pastor Jay has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at  Stevens Memorial Baptist Church since 2005. He and his wife have two daughters.
Sarah Eureka, Administrative Assistant
Sarah has been with Stevens Memorial Baptist Church since April 2024. Her husband is currently serving in the Navy.
They moved to Newport News in June 2023. Sarah has worked as an administrative assistant at two other churches prior to SMBC. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah by phone or email: 757-877-4691; SMBCOffice@verizon.net.


Our Deacons

Our deacons recognize the authority of God, and realize that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer, to our family ministry,  and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Our current Deacon Board members are:
David Piercy, Chair
Ruth Walker, Assistant Chair
Cris Stinespring, Secretary
Pat Bradshaw
Sharon Diggs  
Robert Dye
Emily Little
Debbie Patterson
   Sudan Price
Preston Shields