SENIOR PASTOR
Nick Shaffer
 
Nick has been the Senior Pastor at WSBC since 2006. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1990 and then Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997.  He married his wife, Gretchen in 1991, they have four sons (Sam, Jake, John, Gabe) and one daughter (Cami).  Nick loves to read, fish and coach football.  He is an avid Steelers fan.  If he could have dinner with any three people from history, Nick would pick Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon and Stonewall Jackson.
 
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ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Eddie Strickland
 
Eddie is married to Anna Marie and they have one daughter, Kayla and one son, Chase.  They are blessed with one grandson, Mason.  In 2016 they celebrated 30 years of marriage.  They are originally from South Carolina and moved to Virginia in 2004.  Eddie graduated from Clemson University with a degree in accounting and served in both the public and private industry.  After submitting to the call to ministry in 2006, Eddie attended seminary at Liberty University and began serving at West Salem Baptist Church in 2007.  He enjoys the outdoors, motorcycling, and hanging out with his family.
 
 
 
 
CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR
Erin Carroll
 
Erin began serving as the Children’s Ministry Director at West Salem Baptist in 2013. She has a Master’s of Teaching Degree in Elementary Education from UVA and formerly taught 3rd grade at a local elementary school. Erin and her husband Nathan were married in 2006 and they have two children, Julia and Mason. She enjoys board game nights with her family, hiking,  and cheering for UVA.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR ASSISTANT
Kaitlyn Belcher
kaitlyn@wsbaptist.org
 
Kaitlyn has been actively involved in the Children’s Ministry at West Salem Baptist since 2009.  She joined staff as Assistant Children’s Director in 2012. Kaitlyn is married to Shawn, they have two children, Watson and Kennedy. Kaitlyn enjoys warm weather, spending time with family and anything crafty. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WORSHIP LEADER
Gretchen Shaffer
 
Gretchen began leading worship when she and her husband, Nick, came to serve at WSBC in 2006. She and Nick grew up together in a small town in Pennsylvania and have been married for 25 years. They have four sons and one daughter. Gretchen loves to cook for a houseful of people and she loves getting away to the beach.
 
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CHURCH SECRETARY
Gail McClung
 
Gail has served as West Salem Baptist’s church secretary for almost 16 years.  Married for 34 years to Tom, they have two adult children but no grandchildren so far.  They are blessed  with three precious grandpups.  In her spare time, she loves to walk Hampden, their dog.  Loves to vacation at Topsail Beach with her family and enjoys Hampden Sydney College sporting events. Gail has been a member of Salem Presbyterian for 30 years but has grown to love WSBC and the people as if it were her own church.  She feels so blessed to have the opportunity to work and serve such a faithful and loving staff.
 
CHURCH SECRETARY (PART-TIME)
Crystal Mitchell
 
Crystal has been a member and secretary at WSBC since 2007.  She has been married to her husband, Billy since 1998 and they have two teenage daughters.  Crystal enjoys trips to Surfside Beach, Friday night football games and homeschooling her daughters. She also enjoys hosting game nights and having friends and family over for dinner.  Crystal is also a faithful member of our worship team.