Pastors & Staff

Justin Runyan

Senior Pastor

Justin came to pastor BBC in April 2009. Justin has a passion for God and His Word. He is also extremely excited about global missions and BBC’s growing desire to reach the unreached with the gospel of Christ. Originally from Lebanon, Ohio, Justin and his wife Lauren are excited to now call Maryland home.

Justin graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana with a B.A. in Biblical Studies in 2004. Following his graduation, he began studying at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, graduating with his Masters of Divinity in 2008. Currently, Justin is pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry from the The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Justin has been in ministry since 2002 in churches throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Maryland.

Justin and Lauren were married in 2005. They have four beautiful children: Luke, Audra, Caleb, and Malia.

Justin loves to read and write. He enjoys exercising, and he is also a devoted Ohio State football fan.

Jeff Girdler

Associate Pastor, Elder

Jeff is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He has served as interim pastor at three churches throughout Maryland while providing pulpit supply at numerous others. Jeff is retired from the 30 years in the US Navy. He and his wife Barbara have celebrated over 50 years of marriage, and he is proudly a grandfather.

Jeremy Dawkins


Jeremy 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 & Systems Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy. Jeremy and Shanee are the proud parents of Daniel.

Daniel Cross

Worship Ministry Leader

Daniel has been serving in worship ministry since he was 16 years old. He came to BBC to serve as an interim worship leader in 2016. After two months of his interim period, he felt strongly that he wanted to remain at BBC to regularly hear solid and biblical teachings, grow deeper in his faith through community groups and Sunday school, and to serve the congregation with his musical gift.

Daniel Graduated from the University of Maryland in Baltimore County with a B.A. in sociology in 2012. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Daniel is a devoted Orioles fan. He also enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, action movies, traveling to different countries, and road trips.