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Luke Smith, Pastor

Luke Benjamin Smith became the pastor of Linden Heights Baptist Church in 2010. He is a native of Washington, D.C. Luke studied at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, The American Baptist Seminary of the West (located in Berkeley, California) and Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. He earned his Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree at Duke Divinity School in 2005.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you have any questions, I hope you will feel free to contact me. I consider it a great privilege to be provided the time to pray, to read the Bible, and to talk with people about faith. We at Linden Heights hope that you will feel that you have been welcomed with Open Arms!

Blessings, Luke

Pastor Luke can be reached at

Natalie Ballew, Children's Church Director
Natalie Ballew, Children's Church Director

Natalie graduated from Mary Baldwin University in 2013 with a degree in psychology with a main focus in education and childhood development classes.  Natalie has experience with children in various settings, including operating her own daycare center, working in a church nursery, volunteering with autistic children in the public school system, and volunteering in Awana programs.

Natalie and her husband, Ryan, have 3 children.

Natalie may be reached at 

Teresa Rosemeier, Choir Director

Teresa graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in music and taught in the Page County and Augusta County School Systems.  She was choir director at Christ United Methodist Church in Staunton and St. James United Methodist Church in Churchville.

"My job as choir director at LHBC is such a blessing to me.  God has been so kind to allow me to serve Him while also serving such a wonderful group of people and leading our sweet church family in praising the Lord every week!  Tom and I live in Greenville and enjoy our precious children and grandchildren."

Teresa can be contacted at

Melissa Graham, Music Coordinator, Praise Team Director

Melissa Graham directs the Praise Team and leads the congregational singing in contemporary praise songs during the 9:00 a.m. worship service.  The Praise Team also leads singing during a time of Praise and Worship on Wednesday evenings. We welcome new members, feedback, and song requests.

Melissa Graham can be reached at

Dawn Davis, Nursery Worker
Dawn Davis, Nursery Worker

Hello!  I'm Dawn, your Nursery Care Giver.  I play with the Wee Ones of the church.  I also help out with some of the not-so-wee ones, as well as some of the special children's events such as the Christmas Pageant and the Easter Egg Hunt!  I have worked with children my entire life.  I am on the ground floor in the 1 - 2 year old's classroom.

My husband and I have five grown children and one wonderful 2 year-old granddaughter!  Come down to say "hi" and see what fun things we are doing while the grown-ups are in worship.  I love being part of this church family!

Eva Mason, Church Secretary
Eva Mason, Church Secretary

Linden Heights Baptist Church

371 Linden Drive
Staunton, VA  24401
Phone: 540-886-1138, FAX:  540-886-2121
Church Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Mon. - Thurs.