Pastors and Staff

Bryan Arnett

Senior Pastor, Elder

I am Maryland-born and raised, and have lived here for most of my life! I grew up in Howard County in a gospel-saturated environment, meaning that my parents presented me with the love of God and my need for salvation from an early age. Through their shepherding and the ministries of First Baptist Church of Laurel, God saved me and I was baptized.

Shortly after this time, I began to sense God calling me into pastoral ministry and so began to pursue leadership opportunities in my church. God solidified this call in my life, leading me to attend Eastern University (outside of Philadelphia) to study the Bible and theology. I met my wife, Becky, at Eastern and we married after graduation.
Since my time at Eastern, God has blessed me with opportunities to serve at churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. During this time in ministry, I pursued further education at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY), where I received my Masters of Divinity in 2016.

In addition to serving the church, I enjoy reading, baking, trying to play sports (mainly tennis and soccer), and spending time with Becky, our son Isaac, and our daughters Grace and Abigail! 

Jeremy Dawkins


Jeremy has been a member of BBC since 2013 and has served as an elder since 2017. He grew up in West Chester, PA, and is a graduate of North Carolina A&T (B.S.), Georgia Tech (M.S.), and Auburn University (Ph.D.) with degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He is an Associate Professor in the Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy where he does research on unmanned systems. He is also a faculty mentor for the Navigators ministry at USNA where he has had the opportunity to disciple and mentor Midshipmen at the Academy.

Jeremy and his wife Shaneé are both from the Philadelphia area, but met in college at A&T in 2005. They have been married since 2008 and live in Burtonsville, Maryland with their children Daniel and Brianna.

Jeremy enjoys playing the bass guitar and golfing.

Tim Girdler


Tim has been a member of BBC since 2015 and has served as an elder since 2020.