A Letter From the Station Hill Candidate

Psalm 47:6-7 says, “Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! For God is the king of the earth, sing praises with a psalm!”

Leia and I, along with our four children, want the Church at Station Hill to know that we are singing praises to God for how He has clearly led us to join your church family.

We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to serve a church that is devoted to worshipping Jesus and telling others about Him. What an awesome privilege we have to be recipients of God’s grace and mercy through Jesus, and to tell others how they can experience the same!

We are so excited to meet you, and I am humbled by the opportunity to be your pastor as we seek to engage the whole person with the whole gospel of Jesus Christ anywhere, anytime, with anybody.

We have heard such encouraging stories from the staff and search team about your love for Christ, your love for each other, and your love for the lost and we cannot wait to labor alongside you, Lord willing, for years to come as we journey towards the day we see Christ face to face.

Station Hill Campus Pastor Candidate

John Joseph

John Joseph's Biography

John Joseph now serves as the Founding and Lead Pastor at Cheverly Baptist Church, where he passionately preaches God’s word and leads the church in carrying out its mission. He formed and developed a core team for CBC in the Fall of 2017, while on staff at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C., with the vision of planting a gospel-centered church in an ethnically and economically diverse area.

Cheverly Baptist formally launched their first service in February 2018, and John earned recognition as a tier-4 church planting multiplier by the North American Mission Board. John also worked to establish a college ministry with the University of Maryland, and alongside preaching each week, he leads Sunday services, bi-monthly members’ meetings, inductive Bible studies and discipleship groups.John served as Assistant Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist from June 2016 to January 2018, managing a 900-member congregation through teaching, counseling, leading Sunday services and helping to execute the mission of the church.

Before this, as a Pastoral Assistant between June 2014 and January 2016, he managed the Senior Pastor’s schedule, engagements, and began his preaching ministry. His pastoral journey commenced as an intern in January 2014, where he delved into extensive reading and writing on pastoral ministry, laying a solid foundation for his subsequent pastoral roles.John is married to the love of his life, Leia, and has four incredible children: Jack, Knox, Grace, and Caroline.

John Joseph's Education and Experience


Master of Divinity | Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Information Systems | University of Pheonix

Bachelor of of Science in Mass Communications | Virginia Commonwealth University


Founding & Lead Pastor | Cheverly Baptist Church | Cheverly, MD
2018 – Present

Assistant Pastor | Capitol Hill Baptist Church | Washington, D.C.
2016 – 2018

Pastoral Assistant | Capitol Hill Baptist Church | Washington, D.C.
2014 – 2016

Pastoral Intern | Capitol Hill Baptist Church | Washington, D.C.

From the Station Hill Campus Pastor Search Team

What an exciting time for The Church at Station Hill! Over the course of the last several months, we have been reminded of the writings of the prophet Isaiah: “The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the Word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8). No matter who comes, who is sent or how our culture evolves, our God never changes and He, alone, is worthy of our praise. To this end, our search team has been prayerfully focused on obeying the Holy Spirit’s leading in our quest to find the next man God is calling to lead The Church at Station Hill.

Throughout this process, we have prayed for unity amongst the search team in discerning who God was calling to lead our congregation. Today, we are very excited to present John Joseph to you as our candidate. Our team has been blown away by John’s genuine, approachable, and charismatic personality and the candid, humble, yet powerful testimony of his coming to faith in Jesus Christ. John demonstrated clear, sound theological convictions during the interview as he responded to challenging questions with grace and truth.

His love for his family and the church is evident, and he has a passion for seeing people come to the Lord and grow in their spiritual walk. It is clear that the Gospel is at the center of his theological convictions, and he has an undeniable, God-ordained gift of preaching the Gospel in a clear, passionate, and articulate way.

The search team believes that his background will be a perfect fit to lead our congregation and church staff as well as minister to the growing, diverse community of Spring Hill. We are excited to present him to you as our candidate, and we pray that the Lord unifies our church as we discern our next steps.

Station Hill Campus Pastor Search Team

Janie Burnett, Kelly Carlson, Chris Holz, Jeremy Johnson, and Alan Pulfrey

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