Senior Pastor Ted Harvey

Pastor Ted was born and raised in East Texas and received a Bachelors in Radio and Television Communications degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1988 with a Masters in Religious Education.

Pastor Ted served in three roles at Providence Baptist Church in McLean, Virginia: as Minister of Education and Youth (1989-1994), Interim Pastor (1991-1993), and then as Sr. Pastor (1993 – 1998). He has served as our Senior Pastor from 1999 to present.

His wife of 32 years is Margaret, and they have a son, Dallas (25) and a daughter, Cassidy (20) who is attending James Madison University.


Administrative Assistant Ruth Christie

Ruth was raised in New Jersey and attended Bloomfield College and Upsala College majoring in German. She then became a bilingual Executive Administrative Assistant for Siemens AG and Deutsche Bank. After that Ruth was a SAHM raising her two children, daughter, Danielle (29) & son, Kyle (23), who live and work in Boston and NYC, respectively. Also during that time, she was teaching Jazzercise for 18 years and serving in the churches she attended. Her husband of 34 years is Dan, who is now semi-retired.

Ruth has been the Administrative Assistant assisting Pastor Ted, Pastor Derick and members of our church since May of 2012. Her interests include fitness and health, bible study, reading, family and making new friends.