Reaching Forward

Gaze expectantly into the future and what do you see at the corner of Kempsville Road and Centerville Turnpike in Virginia Beach? We see a thriving faith community that is following hard after Jesus, glorifying God by making disciples of Jesus Christ who go and make disciples.

We see a church that is “reaching forward to what lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13), building upon the gospel foundation established nearly four decades ago by generous, visionary, and faith-filled families who love God and love people.

We see God doing a new thing (Isaiah 43:19; Genesis 12:1-3) as Atlantic Shores Baptist Church, poised to proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in Virginia Beach and around the world, reemerges for a new generation.

The word “forward” captures the next season in the life of Atlantic Shores Baptist Church. As we reach forward to what lies ahead, we envision the renovation of our current Virginia Beach campus, the strengthening of our current disciple-making ministries (especially to children and students), new church planting initiatives, and the overall revitalization of our faith community.

We love God and our church family. Thank you for prayerfully considering your part in FORWARD.

Serving Him and you,

Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones

Ron Jones is a pastor, author, and radio Bible teacher. For more than two decades, he has devoted his life to leading and preaching in the local church. He currently serves as lead pastor of Atlantic Shores Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he delivers his Bible teaching for everyday life.
Ron’s listening audience extends beyond the local church he serves through a daily radio broadcast called Something Good with Dr. Ron Jones. Something Good Radio exists to share the love of Jesus Christ through life-changing Bible teaching and to strengthen the body of Christ.
A lifelong learner, Dr. Jones earned degrees from Purdue University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Mysteries of the Afterlife: Exploring Its Amazing Secrets (Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR).
Ron lives five minutes from the beach with his wife Cathryn. They have two adult children.