Who We Are

Providence Baptist Church exists to make and Mature disciples for the glory of God and the good of our neighbor

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Daniel Eichelberger

Senior Pastor

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Daniel serves as the senior pastor of Providence Baptist Church in McLean, Virginia. He previously served for 12 years as an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, a church at which he fellowshipped for 22 years. Along with shepherding God’s people at Harvest, Daniel also taught English Composition at California Baptist University. He holds an MDiv from the Haggard Graduate School of Theology and a B.A. in English from California State University, San Bernardino. Daniel is married to his godly wife Melissa and has two wonderful children, Faith and Wesley.

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Cole Floyd

Associate Pastor

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Cole has been on the pastoral staff for 10 years.  He joined the ministry team at Providence in 2009 after graduating from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is married to Christina and they have two children, Drew and Elsie Lynn.

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Cynthia Finocchiaro

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

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Cynthia joined the Providence team in December of 2016 after several years working in elder care, first as a home caregiver and then as a recruiter and HR manager. Prior to her work in the health care field, she taught at Christian schools in central Virginia for six years. In her free time, Cynthia loves to cook; she also enjoys dancing and running, and has completed several 5Ks and 10Ks and three half marathons.

The Preeminence of God’s Son

We believe that Christ is to be preeminent in everything, or as Colossians 1:18 says, “That in everything [Christ] might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things . . .” This means Christ is to be the central object of our faith (Ephesians 1:6, 12, 14, 19-20; 2:5-10) and the central subject of Scripture (see 1 Corinthians 2:2; Luke 24:27; Matthew 5:17-18). For these reasons and more, Providence Baptist Church aims to make Christ supreme in our worship service, adult Sunday school, small groups, and evangelism so that he is preeminent in everything we do.

The Proclamation of God’s Word

We believe that for Christ to be preeminent in everything, His church must center all things around the proclamation of his Word. This looks like the church singing God’s Word, seeing God’s Word (Communion), saying God’s Word, praying God’s Word, and preaching God’s Word when it meets together. That’s because God’s Word has the power to reprove, correct, and train His people in righteousness, so “that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16). Providence Baptist Church not only trusts the proclamation of God’s Word to build up believers, we also trust God to use His Word to transform the lost, as Romans 10:17 says, “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” For these reasons and more, we place the teaching and preaching of God’s Word at the center of our worship, adult Sunday school, small groups, and evangelism.

 The Power of God’s Gospel

We believe that the gospel is the wonderful mystery that the Bible unfolds about Jesus Christ. As Paul says in Romans 1:16, “the gospel . . . is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). In fact, we believe the gospel is so powerful that if a church gets the gospel right, it will prove difficult to fail according to God’s standards, but if a church gets the gospel wrong, it will prove impossible to succeed according to God’s standards. As George Whitefield once said, “Other men may preach the gospel better than I, but no man can preach a better gospel.” For these reasons and more, Providence Baptist Church proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ in every worship service, every sermon, and in all that we do as a people saved from our sins by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 The Presence of God’s Spirit

We believe that the church is the people in which God’s Spirit dwells (1 Corinthians 3:18). This truth dictates that the church is to live in a way that corresponds with its status in Christ as the temple of God’s Holy Spirit. As God’s temple, believers are to be filled with the Spirit, which means they are to be influenced by God’s Spirit so that holiness results from both their words and deeds (see Colossians 3:16-4:1; Ephesians 5:18-6:9). Ultimately, we understand that apart from the presence of God’s Spirit in the life of the church, we are nothing and can do nothing—but through the presence of God’s Spirit in the church, the church is empowered to make disciples of all the nations (see Matthew 28:19), lovingly serve one another (see Galatians 5:13), be kind to one another (see Ephesians 4:32), encourage and build up one another (see 1 Thessalonians 5:11), pray without ceasing (see 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18), and fight the good fight of faith ( see 1 Timothy 6:12), just to name a few aspects of our calling as God’s Spirit-filled people. For these reasons and more, Providence Baptist Church desires to be a people who reflect the Spirit of God in our worship and in our lives.

 The Priesthood of God’s People

We believe that every believer has direct access to God through Christ’s vicarious life, death, and resurrection, which means that the church is a fellowship of priests serving together as a “royal priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9) under the lordship of Jesus Christ. This means that every member of the church has the responsibility to intercede for one another (1 Timothy 2:1), proclaim God’s Word to one another (Colossians 3:16), and celebrate the Spirit’s presence among the church in worship, prayer, praise, and fellowship (1 Corinthians 3:16). This priesthood also requires that we use the gifts that God’s Spirit has sovereignly given us (see 1 Corinthians 12:11) to serve one another sacrificially and to go into the world for Christian service and witness. Finally, the priesthood of all believers affirms that Christ has placed the priestly rule into the entire congregation’s hands through the exercising of the keys of the kingdom (see Matthew 16:13-19; 18:15-20; 28:19-20). For these reasons and more, Providence Baptist Church exists to equip God’s people to serve and fellowship as God’s priests for His glory.

 The Preeminence of God’s Son

We believe that Christ is to be preeminent in everything, or as Colossians 1:18 says, “That in everything [Christ] might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things . . .” This means Christ is to be the central object of our faith (Ephesians 1:6, 12, 14, 19-20; 2:5-10) and the central subject of Scripture (see 1 Corinthians 2:2; Luke 24:27; Matthew 5:17-18). For these reasons and more, Providence Baptist Church aims to make Christ supreme in our worship service, adult Sunday school, small groups, and evangelism so that he is preeminent in everything we do.