Our Pastor

A Message from Our Pastor

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Psalm 133:1 (KJV) 

Welcome! I want to first thank you for visiting our website. 

I thank God for the opportunity to serve as the Pastor of First Baptist Church Midlothian. This church has a rich heritage and we praise God as the oldest African American Church in Chesterfield, Virginia. We are accomplishing a great deal as we work together as Pastor and People. 

I praise God for the spirit of His people to find their purpose and responsibility in the various ministries of this church. Knowing that we are many members but one body enables us to keep our focus on touching lives as we serve the community through evangelism, missions, outreach and community involvement. We are using the gifts, talents, and resources God has blessed us with to make a difference all around us. 

As a Pastor, I want you to know I strongly believe in the power of prayer. I begin my day by praying for family, church, community, our country and the entire world. I have already prayed a special prayer for all who view this site so I have prayed for you. 

If I haven’t had the privilege of greeting you please come and join us so I can do so. 

Yours in Christ,

Pernell J. Johnson