Dr. Will Gatling

Associate Pastor/Missions

Will is originally from Suffolk, Virginia. He is married to Cathy and they have two sons, Ben and Cameron. Will and Cathy are blessed with three grandchildren.

Prior to coming to Bay Leaf in 1992, Will served in the following places of ministry.

• James River Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia
• Monumental Baptist Church in Petersburg, Virginia
• Indian Hills Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas
• First Baptist Church in Suffolk, Virginia

Will has received degrees from the University of Richmond, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The theme verse of Will’s ministry has been Colossians 1:28, “…teaching every man with all wisdom.” The Lord calls, and there is no greater joy than to know that you are serving in the center of His will.

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Rev. Jeffrey Salisbury

Director of Community Missions

Jeff, born and raised locally, married his wife, Jennifer, on August 8, 2009. They are proud parents of two daughters, Johanna Grace and Carolina. Jeff graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Geography (2007) and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with an Master of Divinity with North American Church Planting (2011). Jeff has been a member of Bay Leaf since January 2002 and attributes his maturity in salvation to the gospel centered ministry of Bay Leaf Baptist Church.

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Christina Schooley

Administrative Assistant to the Missions Ministry

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