Church Leadership

Scott Stedman, Lead Pastor

Rev. Scott Stedman was raised in the Northeast Ohio area.  He felt the call to ministry in seventh grade attending a state youth convention.  He attended Anderson University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and Bible and Religion.

 After graduation he interned at the church he grew up  while attending seminary at Ashland Theological Seminary.  During this time, he was hand selected to work at the state campgrounds and help it become an annual camp instead of a summer camp.

During the camp years, he helped with programing and curriculum development.  He was certified in leading team building activites and challenge course which he used to help teach inner-city students in Central Ohio.

After he graduated with a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling, he begain to do interim work as he found a church to pastor.  He was called to be the pastor in Cortland, Ohio.  During his time their he helped in church revitalization and community presence.  He also helped stabilize the church finacially.  

In 2015, he was called to be the pastor at the Staunton First Church of God and loves being a part of the great community here in Staunton.

Pastor Scott has been married to the love of his life, Laura, for 8 years.  In 2014, they welcomed their first child, Peter. 

Pastor Scott enjoys working out, writing, playing games with others, and watching movies.  He also loves to blog and podcast on his personal website, "The Scott Stedman Podcast"

Sylvia McDorman, Board of Elders Chairperson

The Board of Elders is responsible for the spiritual health of the church.  They are responsible for the teaching, leadership, and overall guidance of the church.  The pastor, chairperson, and five other members make up the structure of the board.  If you would like to contact Sylvia or any other board member, feel free to contact us.

Troy Austin, Loving Relationships Chairperson

Loving Relationships is responsible for the overall outreach of the church.  Their responsibilities include Greeter, Visitation, and Benevolence ministries.  They are also responsible for any missions’ work, community programs, and promotion of these ministries.  If you have an idea for an outreach ministry, or would like to partner with us to impact our community for Christ, feel free to contact us.

Jamie Hendricks, Passonate Grow & Family Life Chairperson

Passionate Growth & Family Life is responsible for the various phases of the Christian educational work of the Church and to see that it is carried out in an effective manner.  Their responsibilities involve Growth Groups, training of leaders (discipleship), and developing of new educational ministries.  If you would like to know more about our ministires, contact us or go to our Ministries and Programs page.

Jesse Douglass, Administrative Team Chairperson

Administrative Team is responsible for the business side of church life.  They are responsible for the renting of the church facilities, handling of financial tithes and donations, and the structural improvements to the interior and exterior of the church.  If you would like to know more about the church and/or learn about how to rent our facilities, contact us.

Sherri Kline, Worship Arts Team Chairperson

Worship Arts is responsible for the support and design of special worship services throughout the year.  These services include Easter, Christmas, Baptismal, Communion, and other aspects of worship.  To know more about our worship services, please contact us.

Staunton First Church of God
1850 Shutterlee Mill Road
Staunton, Virginia 24401

Phone: (540) 886-5432
E- Mail: svacog@gmail.com