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    Pastor Emeritus Anderson and Pastor Gilliam
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    Pastor Gilliam
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    The Gilliam Family
Reverend Marvin L. Gilliam, Jr.
Rev. Marvin L. Gilliam, Jr. is a native of Chesterfield County, Virginia.  He was baptized at the Union Branch Baptist Church in Chesterfield, VA, where he was licensed to preach the Gospel in June, 2003. While at Union Branch, Rev. Gilliam served in various ministries, culminating in three years of service as Youth Minister.  Additionally, he served for three years as the Children and Youth Minister at the Historic Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, where he was ordained in May, 2014. In September, 2015, Rev. Gilliam was called to serve as the eighth pastor of the Mount Oni Baptist Church in Ruther Glen, VA.

Rev. Gilliam was educated in the Chesterfield County School System.  He continued his education at Virginia State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Music.  Rev. Gilliam also earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union. He is currently employed as the Choral Director at George Wythe High School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia.  Furthermore, he serves on the General Board and Youth Advisory Team of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia.

Rev. Gilliam is happily married to the former Jennifer Tate; they currently reside in Henrico, Virginia. They are the proud parents of three children, Marvin, III, Jameson, and Leila.

Rev. Gilliam seeks to serve as a living epistle of God’s grace, mercy, and favor.  His guiding scripture, Romans 8:28, states “All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.”  With a goal of empowering all he encounters, he desires to be all that the Lord has called him to be, using his gifts and experiences to show a dark world the light and love of Jesus Christ.

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