Our Pastors
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Pastor Tony

“Mr. Tony” Mitchell grew up outside Huntsville, Alabama, the oldest of four children. After attending church as a child with his grandmother, he was eventually saved at fifteen during a city-wide revival. His first experience in children’s ministry came in his teens when he coached basketball and led a Wednesday night program. He arrived at Liberty University in 1976. During his years at Liberty, Tony served in the preschool and elementary ministries of Thomas Road Baptist Church, where his longterm focus shifted to children’s work. After graduation in 1980, Tony served on the staff of TRBC and Atlantic Shores Baptist Church (in Virginia Beach) before joining HBC as Pastor of Children’s Ministries in 1992. It is Tony’s desire to provide a safe and friendly environment for children so they can hear the Gospel, receive Christ as Savior, and be challenged to grow in their walk with Christ.


Tony met his wife, Sue, at Liberty, and they were married in 1982. Sue holds a degree in elementary education and taught for fourteen years in Christian and public schools. Sue serves as a key part of Tony’s ministry by directing children’s musicals and special events, teaching a Sunday School class, and leading the Rejoice WAM children’s choir. She’s not the only creative one in the family: Tony’s talents as an actor, rapper, and comic are familiar to anyone who has ever attended a Ministry Training Workshop or Senior Banquet at HBC.

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  • 219 Breezewood Dr.
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
  • 434-237-6505
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Sunday services at:
9:30 AM and 11:00 AM
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