Ashburn - Orland Park


Tommy Thompson | Lead Pastor

Tommy is a native of Tampa, Florida with a passion for evangelism, discipleship, and expository preaching.  Tommy earned a Bachelor of Biblical Studies (BBS) and a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Piedmont International University, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Church Revitalization through Liberty University. Tommy has been married to his wife Vicki for over 27 years, and has two daughters, Alexis and Hannah.  Tommy loves coffee and running marathons.

Email: tommy.thompson@ashburnbaptist.com


Wael Dawahir | Arabic Pastor

Dedicated professional with over 40 years in ministry, and more than 20 years experience as an ordained pastor. Committed to missionary work and shepherding individuals and churches to Christ. Motivational and collaborative leader with strong communication and interpersonal skills along with hard-working nature bent on accomplishing church goals and serving the community.

Email: wael.dawahir@ashburnbaptist.com

Jericho Taetz | Worship Pastor

Jericho is originally from British Columbia, Canada, and has a B.M. from California Baptist University in Music Education and two minors in Worship Arts and Christian Studies. He is passionate about pursuing dynamic multigenerational worship as well as building up and training other leaders. Jericho believe in authenticity and excellence both on and off the platform while striving to point others to Jesus Christ. Jericho has been married to his wife Jessie for 1 year.

Email: jericho.taetz@ashburnbaptist.com

Ashburn - Chicago


Joshua Burks | Pastor

Josh K. Burks joined the ministry staff in 2016. He serves as the Student Pastor of Elevates Student Ministries, social media director, and event coordinator at Ashburn Baptist Church. Josh studied at West Coast Baptist College and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Pastoral Theology. He is married to Cara, his high school sweetheart, and they have a dog named Bro.

Email: joshua.burks@ashburnbaptist.com


Milton Alcendra | Spanish Pastor

Milton arrived with his family to the Ashburn Baptist Church in June 2018 to lead the Hispanic ministry at our Chicago campus.

Email: milton.alcendra@ashburnbaptist.com