Meet our staff...

Bob Lee, Senior PAstor

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Biographical Summary:

Dr. Lee began as Senior Pastor of HRBC in March of 2015.  Born in El Paso, Texas, Bob has also lived in Philadelphia, Atlanta, and South Carolina. He has Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Winthrop College (now University). He earned his Master's of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond,  and his Doctorate of Ministry from Union Presbyterian Seminary, both in Richmond, Va.  Bob was married to his "college sweetheart", Melanie, in 1990. In 2004, the celebrated the birth of their daughter Isabella. Before being called to HRBC, Bob led New Highland Baptist Church for 16 years and was recently elected president of Virginia Baptist Pastors Conference. 



Phillip Brown, Associate Pastor for Music and Worship

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Phillip has served with us since February 1992. He holds a B.M. in Church Music with a major in Voice and Conducting including a double minor in Organ and Piano from the East Carolina University, and a M.C.M. in Conducting and Voice with studies in Youth Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Having served in six different churches and on a church staff continuously since age 15, and having taught music and missions in seven countries worldwide, Phillip brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to worship planning and leadership. God has certainly used him to grow and expand our music ministry. We have seen growth in the addition of youth and children's choirs, the HRBC Festival Orchestra, vocal and instrumental ensembles, praise team and a wide variety of musical productions. Whether he is composing, conducting, leading, singing or playing, it is exciting to be a part of this ever-changing ministry!


Matthew Hensley, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Missions 

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Matthew joined the HRBC staff in August 2011. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. He holds an M.Div. degree with a concentration in Christian Education from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Matthew desires to see each person recognize and respond to God’s call to follow God both inwardly in relationship and outwardly as a witness to God’s transforming power. Matthew’s passion is helping people recognize where God is at work in the world and empowering them to join God’s Mission. In his free time Matthew enjoys music, running, and SEC football. He and his wife, Beth, are parents of three young children.


Amanda Lott, Associate Pastor for Children's Ministries

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Amanda joined our staff in March of 2008, and brings considerable experience and passion to her position. Before moving to Richmond, Amanda served churches in Cedar Park, TX and Abingdon, VA. She received her B.S. in education from Auburn University at Montgomery, AL. Amanda enjoys consulting with local churches through her association with Virginia Baptists. She also enjoys reading children's books, and cooking (but not cleaning up!).  Amanda and her husband, Craig, have three daughters, Valerie, Catie, and Sarah Grace.

Additional Staff

Donna Earley, Church Administrator


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Karen Upson, Church Financial Assistant

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Tanja Cottrell, Child Development Center Director


Doug Oliver, Senior Custodian

Vince Gray, Custodian

Norman Boswell, Sunday Custodian

Dennis Nofsinger, Jr., Organist

Jeff Parker, Pianist