Neil Newcomb has been a member of the Lake Ridge Baptist Church staff since September 1999 when he was hired to be the Minister of Education and Outreach. For more than 17 years, his job responsibilities have expanded to include preaching in Sunday worship service, church administration, as well as overseeing our Senior Adult Ministry and Property and Grounds.
Before his time at LRBC, Neil was a Baptist missionary at International Baptist Church of Stuttgart, Germany for 6 years. He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and has also lived in Fort Worth, Texas. Neil received his Master's Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Neil's many past time interests include tracing the Newcomb family genealogy, which he's traced as far back as the 1680s in Boston, MA. He also enjoys touring Civil War battlefields. He collects old books, which is part of 2,000 books at his home library, and one of his favorites is "Practicing the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence.
Pastor Neil, with his lovable laughter and playful enthusiasm, is a hit with the children of the church and at the MDO Preschool program. His favorite Bible verse is John 3: 30, "He must become greater; I must become less."