Jacob was born and raised in the Philadelphia area but moved to Northern Virginia in the fall of 2006 to begin his college studies. In 2010, he graduated and went on staff at Sterling Park Baptist Church, where he served for six years. In 2012, he married his wonderful wife, Janice, whom he met at SPBC, and they moved to Purcellville in the summer of 2015 to plant LVBC. The Baums have one son and two daughters. They love living in Purcellville and enjoy taking long country drives, watching Capitals hockey, and spending time with family and friends.
Brad Byrd is the founder of WadeStone, LLC, a publishing and non-profit consulting company. He also serves as the president of Integra Ventures, USA which is a "Business as Mission” focused non-profit committed to touching lives with the Gospel through the medium of business. Brad has served the past 10 years in the Christian publishing industry as the North American Director of The Good Book Company, USA. He has extensive ministry experience in the local church context as well, as serving on the mission field in the Balkans (Romania, Kosovo and Albania) for a combined 15 years prior to his time in publishing. Brad serves Loudoun Valley Baptist Church as one of our lay elders and has served in previous elder roles in the US and overseas. He is married to Abi, our Deacon of Women’s ministry, and has four children, Quin (a student at Virginia Tech), Ezzie (a Junior), Tate (a freshman), and Jems (6th grade).
Joe grew up in west Texas and attended Texas A&M where he met his wife, Ashleigh. They lived in South Carolina while Joe worked on graduate degrees in geography, and they moved to Northern Virginia in 2006. They were members of Sterling Park Baptist, LVBC's sending church, before they joined LVBC in July 2017. Joe and Ashleigh have been married since 2003, and have three children: Grayson, Joshua, and Ansley. In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time outdoors, trying to keep his fingers while learning carpentry, trying to use those fingers to play guitar, and cheering on the Aggies.