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About Us

A Church With A Compassion For God’s Great Commission


35 Years of Ministry

How We Got Started

Wayside Baptist Church was founded July 21, 1985 with 45 members and met in some members homes until they could rent the Alsop School building. Land was donated and a building was erected and in 1990 they moved into the present location on Canal Dr.

Our Pastor

Pastor Paul Mitchell and his wife, Donna, have been with Wayside since February 2008.

Our Mission

Our church mission is “A Church With A Compassion For God’s Great Commission.” We sincerely desire to reach our community with the love of Jesus Christ!


Missions is a part of the heart-beat of our church. We praise the Lord for the opportunity to support many missionaries and mission projects around the world.

Church Leadership

Meet the staff of Wayside Baptist Church and the leaders that are committed to serving God, others and enjoy loving both.

Church Staff

Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell


Pastor Paul has led our Church since 2008! 



Susan Jenkins

Susan Jenkins


Our secretary has been with us for many years. 


Mike Sawyer

Master Clubs Director

Kyle Pilkington

AV Director and Men's Fellowship Director

Dawn Robey

Ladies Fellowship Director

Eddie Umphlet

Senior Fellowship Director

Danny Jenkins

Sunday School Director

Miranda Fowler

Choir Director

Lance Ruis

Young Adults Leader

Steve McLamb

Usher's Ministry Leader

New To Wayside?

Find out more about Wayside Baptist Church.

Wayside Baptist Church

712 Canal Drive

Chesapeake, VA 23323

(757) 485-2127

Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions, prayer requests, or anyway we can help you, please let us know! 


712 Canal Drive

Chesapeake, VA 23323


(757) 485-2127