Philip D. Atkins
is the youngest of four children born to Christian and Margaret Atkins (both
. He received his education in the Caroline School System. He
married Chandra Stevens on
and to this union God has
blessed them with three children, Felicia, Derrick and Erica. He
currently has five grandchildren, Christian, Elise, Logan, Leah and Camryn.
He thanks God for his Aunt Myrtine Beasley, and all the saints along the way
that have been an inspiration to him.
Pastor Atkins joined
in August of 1975, under the pastorate of Dr. D. J. Ragland. He
received his call to preach the gospel in August 1984; was licensed to
September 29, 1985
and was ordained by the same church on February 1989, after being called to
December 10, 1988
. Pastor Atkins was installed as Pastor of First Baptist on
Sunday, May 21, 1989
Pastor Atkins received
his Bachelor's of Arts Degree from Virginia Seminary and College,
in May 1995. He is a Charter Member of the Board of Directors for the
Frog Level Rescue Squad; Past-Officer of the Heaven Bound Mass Choir;
Graduate of the
, HVAC Program; served as the Reedy Church District Representative and
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Caroline County from 1992-1995.
He currently is employed by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as a HVAC
Supervisor and is a born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Minister Chandra S. Atkins was born and raised in
. She attended
where she graduated in 1975 from the
. She is married to Rev.
Pastor of First Baptist Church,
. She is the mother of three children: Felicia,
Derrick and Erica and a grandmother of five, Christian, Elise, Logan,
Leah and Camryn. She received a degree in Early
Childhood Education at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in 2003. In
addition, she is enrolled at The Virginia University of Lynchburg pursuing
a degree in Religious Studies. She is President of
the Ministers' Wives Fellowship of Caroline and Vicinity, member of the
Rotary Club of Caroline County, Board Member of the Head Start Program of
the Caroline County Family Day Care Association, owns and operates Family
Home Day Care, and is a Born-Again Baptized Believer of the Lord Jesus