Southern Baptist Convention

Senior Pastor:
Smith Memorial Baptist Church
6515 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Smith Memorial is aligned with the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia. We are located in the fast-growing Williamsburg area of Virginia. We average 330 in two Sunday morning services (one blended and one contemporary) and additionally hold a Sunday evening Church-wide Prayer meeting. We have very active children and youth programs (AWANA programs on Wednesday evenings through the school year, Vacation Bible School each June, Youth mission camps, and in the wintertime a large Upward Basketball Program). We participate in local, national and international missions; this includes annual Disaster Relief Support Team trips and US/international missions trips. We have been a top 10% of churches per capita giving to Lottie Moon fund of the International Missions Board. We have active Senior Adult, Women’s and Men’s Ministries. We also make a significant impact in our local community via our Benevolence and Deacon’s ministry funds.
We had a long-term pastor (22 years) retire who was followed by a short-term pastor (4 years). We are again looking for God’s chosen man who has a passion for lost people who will lead us to “Know Him and Make Him Known” locally and to the ends of the earth.
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Position Title: Senior Pastor
Reports To: Board of Elders
Date Prepared/Revised: June 11, 2018

Principle Function

The Senior Pastor is the undershepherd and main teaching Elder of the church. His primary role is to preach and teach the word of God with the goal of “equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, unto the building up of the body of Christ” (Eph. 4:11-12). He, along with his Elder teammates, are charged with providing leadership, spiritual oversight and care to the church body through its various ministries and organizations (Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Peter 5:1-3). Additionally, he is responsible to lead the church staff in providing vision and overall direction and administration of all church ministries, operations, programs and services.


Pete Diakun
(757) 565-0476

Smith Memorial Baptist Church, Inc. - Williamsburg

6515 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-0476

If you are looking for new friends and strength for daily living, we would like for you to visit Smith Memorial Baptist Church. We are a growing church with a developing ministry to all ages – children, youth, young adults, adults and older adults. The Bible is central at Smith Memorial. We are committed to preaching the truth of God’s Word in order that people will come to know Him, love Him, and walk with Him. We want to provide every person with the opportunity to grow in their knowledge of God and His word, and to develop their spiritual gifts. This is accomplished through regular discipleship training and special training events. What will you find at Smith Memorial? • a dynamic, exciting worship experience • a friendly church with arms outstretched to all • a church with a Biblical message which speaks with relevance to our lives • a church filled with your kind of people – loving and accepting • a church which provides encouragement and hope for daily living • a servant church concerned with meeting spiritual and social needs in our congregation and our community • a church with a heart for the world and the world on its heart If you are new to the Williamsburg area, looking for a new place of worship, visiting the area or any other reason, come visit us on Richmond Road (Rt. 60). We are located across from the NY Deli near the Williamsburg Pottery.